I was in the Low Quality Review queue, and the following review confused me:


It's showing eight "Close votes", which should be more than enough to close a question. I checked the question's revision history, and it wasn't somehow closed, then re-opened in the middle of the review.

So I then checked on each of the users, and noticed that the majority of them are under 3000 reputation, meaning they can only "Recommend Close".

However, all reviews are simply showing as "Close", which is extremely confusing. Is this a bug, or possibly an undocumented change related to How many "Recommend Close" votes is too many??

Another recent example: https://stackoverflow.com/review/low-quality-posts/3437631

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    @animuson - thanks for the edit. Also, that's funny -- in three weeks, I've now been involved in two Low Quality Review items that have netted 14+ reviews before terminal action was taken. Good times. Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 19:08
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    This bug still occurs as of February 5, 2014. Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 16:57
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    And it still occurs. I don't understand why the system lets sub-3kers review that queue if their votes don't count. Either they've enough experience to decide if questions should be closed or they haven't, but letting them think they have and then silently ignoring their votes is stupid.
    – Boann
    Commented Aug 2, 2014 at 18:42
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    Still occurs going into 2018. Commented Jan 3, 2018 at 3:17


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