I was checking the Delete queue, when I noticed a question that has "0 more vote(s) required to delete this question", as shown below:

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If you click and go into the question, however, it remains undeleted. Weird.

And yes, as I was typing in this question, I saw a number of duplicate answers, but they're all marked Status Complete, and since this is still happening, clearly it's not Status Complete.

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    The posts you linked to are about the question page itself, this one here is about the 10k tools, whole different beast. Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 14:16
  • @ShadowWizard -- ahh, yes, you are correct! Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 14:29

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I will describe what happened.

The question had 12 upvotes and had answer with 8 upvotes, resulting on total score of 20 which means one extra delete vote is required. (source)

With the above in effect, the question got 3 delete votes, needing 1 more to delete it. Now someone downvoted the question, reducing the total score to 19 and the required votes to 3 or in reverse, 0 more are required as it already got 3.

I don't think it's a good idea to have a single downvote cause instant deletion in such case so it's not a bug, just something that might be displayed better though not sure how.

Update: the display of (0) was indeed a bug, fixed now.

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    So 1 MORE close vote is needed to delete the item, so it should say "1 vote needed", not "0 votes needed" Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 15:13
  • @Ian nope. It needs 3 votes to delete and already got 3 so, as far as the dry code knows it should put 0 in there. You're right that changing to show "1 more vote is needed" in such a case would be proper workaround. Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 15:14

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