I was reviewing the close vote queue. While there, I voted to close a question. Meanwhile, I opened that same question, there I saw that the names who voted to close it are different than those in the close vote review.

Below are the examples :

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/23743004/c-sharp-how-to-use-progressbar-to-indicate-file-compression-process against this close vote review https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/4849763

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/23743071/working-with-several-models-edit-list-of-users-related-brands against this close vote review https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/4849843

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/23742753/why-cant-i-install-my-service-on-my-server-using-wix against this close vote review https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/4849669

I noticed this on Stack Overflow, but this might apply to other sites too.

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    Looks okay to me, except 'rene' reviewing to close and not being on the list. Might be retracting their votes after the fact? Ultimately, a person can easily vote outside the queue, and also change their vote after the fact, so there's no actual reason the two lists should line up perfectly. May 19, 2014 at 20:27
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    No, I NEVER retract my votes! There is a reason why I'm in top close vote reviewers list... :-)
    – rene
    May 19, 2014 at 20:29
  • Then there's definitely something weird going on. Maybe review something and immediately go to it outside the review queue to see if the votes aren't taking properly? May 19, 2014 at 20:32
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    @rene just plain isn't showing up in the timeline that there was ever a close vote. Same goes for Jay in the first link.
    – animuson StaffMod
    May 19, 2014 at 20:35
  • @animuson Is that caused by me? Or by IE11? (Yes, I still use that browser)
    – rene
    May 19, 2014 at 20:38
  • If you're showing in the Review list, the server knew on some level that you said you wanted it closed, so it's pretty likely a problem on SE's end. Gonna need one of the devs in here to look at it, though. May 19, 2014 at 20:48
  • @rene it's always you. Maybe you ran out of close votes? May 20, 2014 at 14:45
  • @ShadowWizard Nope, I was handling my 40 tasks and after that I had still close votes left...you only see me because I provided the OP with the samples...
    – rene
    May 20, 2014 at 14:52
  • @rene so it's weird. Need a dev! May 20, 2014 at 14:54
  • It was probably actually being caused by this, now that I've seen that. If Rene was hitting an audit as their first review, it'd have gotten stuck not actually sending the votes through. May 20, 2014 at 16:39

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As described (and fixed) here the issue was that the close dialog could be initialized with the review audit settings, and failed to update those between task reloads. As a consequence only the review result (w/o/ the close flag) was recorded.

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