I just saw this question: using sed command grab lines between n blocks that had been posted by the same user one hour ago.

I marked as duplicate, but then the OP deleted the original, so now this is what shows off when I click the "close" button:

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Without any way to "Retract close vote". Is this the expected behaviour or should my vote to close be reverted?


Your close vote got automatically cleared by Community when the other question got deleted. Looks like, since the other question is no longer a valid duplicate target, it just cleared out your vote since the question can't be closed for that anymore.

It makes sense for the system to do that (and I wasn't aware that it did, I'm just reading the timeline).

  • But shouldn't it delete the "you have already voted to close" message and make me able to vote to close again (if needed)? – fedorqui 'SO stop harming' Mar 17 '14 at 12:50
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    No. There are no circumstances where you're able to vote again or change your vote. Once you've cast your vote, you're done. – animuson Mar 17 '14 at 12:58

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