About 2 weeks ago we've said good-bye to some old close reasons (minimal understanding, describe specific problem, etc). Since then, I think I might have noticed a drop in the amount of votes to close being cast. Before the old close reasons were removed I have seen fewer downvotes and more votes to close - specifically on poor questions. Now, it's the other way around - I see more downvotes on poor questions and 0 or a very low number of close votes cast.
Just quietly thinking, is it because the current close reasons make it harder to find the right reason or are my suspicions incorrect?
I am not clever enough myself to show some proof - picking odd questions would not prove anything. I am thinking more like a chart of how many close votes we have had in the last 2 weeks vs. the 2 before that, so if someone could do that, it would be great. I wouldn't yet want to reveal my judgement on the topic, but would like to ask some friendly users to help show some statistics if possible.
I know about the Data Explorer and I have looked through available queries but wasn't able to find what I am looking for. As I am not very good at creating queries I'd like someone with more experience to create a query /queries to grab the raw data - I can myself create a visual representation and a comparison between downvotes vs. votes to close cast from the last 2 weeks vs. 2 weeks before that (starting 4 weeks back, let's say 1st of January).