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! :) – SudoRahul Nov 27 '13 at 7:59
  • I can sometimes (3 out of 5 times) reproduce this with the steps you described. Firefox 25 – Stijn Nov 27 '13 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. – ShaWiz Nov 27 '13 at 8:02
  • @R.J Yes true. I have edited the post to add that. – Narendra Pathai Nov 27 '13 at 8:05
  • @ShaWizDowArd No the step 5 is not required to be done quickly. It stays that way. – Narendra Pathai Nov 27 '13 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. – ShaWiz Nov 27 '13 at 8:13
  • @ShaWizDowArd Why am I getting downvoted?? :( – Narendra Pathai Nov 27 '13 at 8:14
  • You're not being downvoted, you just lost an upvote. – Stijn Nov 27 '13 at 8:14
  • @Stijn yep my vote retracted as I can't repro using those steps. – ShaWiz Nov 27 '13 at 8:15
  • @ShaWizDowArd Chrome v31. – Narendra Pathai Nov 27 '13 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 '13 at 8:16
  • I can reproduce consistently without any timing shenanigans, using Firefox 25. – Duncan Jones Nov 27 '13 at 8:56

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 '13 at 11:53
  • at the bottom of each page – m0sa Nov 29 '13 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 '13 at 11:55

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