For replicating the behavior:

  1. Open the close dialog by clicking on close
  2. Then choose option off-topic
  3. Then if you choose options like SSCCE problem, or minimal understanding, the vote to close button becomes active which is fine
  4. But choose Other (where you have to type custom message) option, now the vote to close will be disabled
  5. Go back to any other option like SSCCE problem, the vote to close button does not get enabled again.

When going in Other option in off-topic dialog and then reverting back to any other option the vote to close button is not enabled.


For me it always stays disabled for the first option I choose after Other, but after some other option is chose as @R.J. has suggested then the button gets enabled.

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  • Its working partially fine for me. I'm unable to reproduce it fully. When you chose any other option after choosing Other option, it stays disabled for the first time, but if you choose some other option once more, bam!, its enabled again. Give this a try! :)
    – Rahul
    Nov 27, 2013 at 7:59
  • I can sometimes (3 out of 5 times) reproduce this with the steps you described. Firefox 25
    – Stijn
    Nov 27, 2013 at 8:00
  • When choosing Other there is a timer that start ticking. After about half a second, the "Vote To Close" button becomes disabled. If in that half second you chose something else... the button will still be disabled. Added this to the post to make the repro steps more reliable. Nov 27, 2013 at 8:02
  • @R.J Yes true. I have edited the post to add that. Nov 27, 2013 at 8:05
  • @ShaWizDowArd No the step 5 is not required to be done quickly. It stays that way. Nov 27, 2013 at 8:08
  • OK, no repro here then. What browser/OS you have? Might be local issue with custom plugin/extension/add-on you have. Nov 27, 2013 at 8:13
  • @ShaWizDowArd Why am I getting downvoted?? :( Nov 27, 2013 at 8:14
  • You're not being downvoted, you just lost an upvote.
    – Stijn
    Nov 27, 2013 at 8:14
  • @Stijn yep my vote retracted as I can't repro using those steps. Nov 27, 2013 at 8:15
  • @ShaWizDowArd Chrome v31. Nov 27, 2013 at 8:15
  • I can reproduce it when waiting 2 seconds between changing the selected option (but like I mentioned, not always).
    – Stijn
    Nov 27, 2013 at 8:16
  • I can reproduce consistently without any timing shenanigans, using Firefox 25. Nov 27, 2013 at 8:56

1 Answer 1


Fixed in next build - 2013.11.29.1695 on meta and 2013.11.29.1182 on sites.

  • at which place we see this build numbers??
    – Dhaval
    Nov 29, 2013 at 11:53
  • at the bottom of each page
    – m0sa StaffMod
    Nov 29, 2013 at 11:54
  • thnk you m0sa .. i had this question from a while but it was so minor question that i dont want to open a new question for this .. now i got it...
    – Dhaval
    Nov 29, 2013 at 11:55

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