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I found a question which was a direct duplicate of another one by the same author.

So I cleaned up the original and voted to close the duplicate. Unfortunately, he then proceeded to delete the question I just cleaned up. Annoyed, I told him he shouldn't have done that. And as a result he seems to have undeleted the original.

Now it does seem that the close votes have been reset. Either that, or I no longer have an indicator that the question currently has a close vote. Trying to vote once again shows me I can't do so because I already voted on the question.

Is this expected behaviour? Or are we dealing with a bug here?

  • Wait... Bart and @Cody aren't you duplicates of each other??? ;) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Aug 19 '13 at 8:07
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    I've tried closing him as such @ShaWizDowArd. But he just deletes and undeletes himself.... – Bart Aug 19 '13 at 8:08
  • Oh my... I see possible rip in the Space-Time Continuum! – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Aug 19 '13 at 8:11
  • OK, back to topic: the votes are reset indeed, but it's the same behavior as delete votes being reset if OP deletes his own post then undelete. So if it's a bug, it's affecting more than just close votes. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Aug 19 '13 at 8:13
  • Ah dammit, this is the same issue it seems: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/189911/… – Bart Aug 19 '13 at 8:15
  • Yup - you can add your new example there to bump it, or just start a bounty. :-) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Aug 19 '13 at 8:16
  • @ShaWizDowArd Vote to close this one as a dupe please. Then at least the info is around. I'll throw a bounty on the other one. – Bart Aug 19 '13 at 8:16
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    If I were a mod I would most likely delete that other question just to see the counter here reset! :-P – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Aug 19 '13 at 8:21
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    Hmm, it appears that this is by design. I do not agree with that design. – Cody Gray Aug 19 '13 at 9:06

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