I voted to close a question I thought was too localized, and four days later I see that my close vote has apparently been aged away. The question only has <100 views right now, so based on what Shog said here, I'm assuming the question was reviewed and people opted to leave it open which then kicked off the close vote aging process.
Is there way for me to see which
moronsfellow users thought that the question deserved to stay open without tediously clicking through the close vote queue history?
@Dukeling brings up the important question of motivation for this feature that I didn't address.
- First and foremost, I just want to be able to check that the vote-aging system is working correctly (and/or that I understand correctly how it's working). I was surprised that my vote had aged out on a little-viewed question, I want to confirm that this is due to it having been reviewed.
- Secondly I want to make sure the reviewers are working correctly. The review queues have had occasional issues with reviewer accuracy. If the particular reviewers seem like reliable folks with a history of correct reviews, I'll assume that I was mistaken about the question and revise my thinking about which questions to close. If they're all robo-reviewers, I'll flag the question or bring it up on meta to see that it's handled correctly.
- Finally, philosophically I think that this information should be readily available. I could find the reviews by going through the entire review history, so it's not private information. Making public information less accessible can have its uses, but the outcome that's likely to ruffle feathers is already public; if reviewers opt to close a question, their names are prominently attached to it. This feature would be more important when the review decision is "Leave Open" as in this case (apparently). This might lead to more whining, but it seems like only a slight risk.