Currently close vote review queue shows the top level close reason in the header, but some close reasons, for instance, off topic have very different sub reasons. For instance, "demonstrate minimal understanding" is different from "This question belongs on a different site in the stack exchange network".

It would be nice if sub close reasons were also shown.

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    It would also be nice if we could filter on those sub-reasons. Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 16:38
  • Does it matter how other people voted? If it deserves to be closed, it deserves to be closed.
    – Wooble
    Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 17:05
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    @Wooble Yes, it does matter how other people voted. If I can pinpoint the reason why a post needs to be closed without reading the entire thing, I can review faster. Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 17:34
  • Strongly related. These two requests need to go hand in hand, otherwise it becomes impossible to validly flag a post as off topic if there isn't an appropriate canned reason. Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 18:32
  • +1, I wrote up something very related to this here: meta.stackexchange.com/a/199627/131453
    – devuxer
    Commented Oct 5, 2013 at 23:07

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The existing votes are (and always have been) available on the close dialog that appears:

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but yes: I can see how it may be very useful to know what the votes are before you decide to click a button. Consequently, from the next build, this information will be available to you! Since the reasons are in many cases quite verbose (and there is no "short form"), they are shown in the "more..." area:

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If multiple reasons have been suggested, they will be displayed separately in the "more" area.

Because we care.

  • What if there is more than one reason chosen? Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 11:25
  • @ShaWizDowArd see the edit a few moments ago. That worked fine before and after I tweaked it for the newer screenshot - it is just a bit clearer now. Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 11:25
  • Good job, looks like you do care! :) Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 11:46
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    The thing from the first screenshot displays something only if there was actually vote to close, not a flag to close. If the question was flagged for closing, does "(more)" still display which subreason was chosen by the flagger?
    – Martin
    Commented Jun 14, 2018 at 15:32

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