Within the voting tab of my profile any questions that I have voted to close which have then actually been closed are shown as deleted.

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The related bug report has been marked I shall argue that it should be changed;


I propose that any close vote that ultimately leads to a closure be marked "successful" rather than "deleted" as whatever the internal processes the end user will see it that way


From a users perspective their vote has not been deleted; it is still shown under the closed question as "closed by Voter1, Voter2 ...." as such the vote is "successful" not "deleted", from a users point of view a deleted vote would be one that aged away or was invalidated in some other way.

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    Even after I read that question many times whenever I see "deleted" under the vote, the first thought come in my mind is either my vote is removed or the question is deleted. It really needs to be changed.
    – Himanshu
    Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 9:14
  • I agree that deleted is too vague. On the other hand, each question closed and not fixed is not really a success ;)
    – Mołot
    Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 9:48

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I propose that the text displays the actual closure reason instead of simply saying "successful".

Thus there would be seven possible states:

  1. Active (if the vote is currently active)
  2. Expired (if the vote has aged away)
  3. Duplicate
  4. Off-Topic
  5. Unclear
  6. Too Broad
  7. Opinion Based

That way a user could review his or her close votes and see for what reason the question was closed actually.

  • Even better, the reason I propose just "successful" is because internally this is deleted so it would be a simple if (deleted){"successful"} but if this was easily implementable I'd favour this Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 9:29
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    Also "Active" if the vote is currently active and "Expired" if the vote is expired after 4 days.
    – Himanshu
    Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 9:33
  • @hims056: Good suggestion. I edited my answer accordingly. Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 10:02

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