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. 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
    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 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. Oct 29, 2013 at 9:33
  • @hims056: Good suggestion. I edited my answer accordingly. Oct 29, 2013 at 10:02

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