It takes 3 ordinary users clicking "leave open" in the close-vote queue to remove the question from the queue.

How about diamond mods?

Do they remove it from the queue in one click, or not?

  • A moderator action always completes review, no matter what the action is (except skip of course).
    – animuson StaffMod
    Dec 2 '14 at 21:21
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    @animuson and what happens if a moderator fails an audit? He/she lose his/her diamond on spot? :-) Dec 2 '14 at 21:40
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    @Shadow Do mods even get audits?
    – Scimonster
    Dec 2 '14 at 21:40
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    @Scimonster why not? It's showing to anyone who review. Dec 2 '14 at 21:41
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    @Scimonster We do. And occasionally we do fail those bad ones that pop up in the Close/Reopen queues.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Dec 2 '14 at 21:41

When a moderator clicks "leave open", the review is marked completed and the question is removed from the queue. The existing close votes on the question start aging away, but are not immediately cleared.

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    So, as a Mod, leaving the desicion to the community you need to click skip or leave the page?! Jan 24 '15 at 8:18
  • @Ben Mod is expected to think along with community :) That's for all the mod actions. Their decisions are binding... (Sorry for being a bit late :D)
    – nicael
    Feb 13 '15 at 15:41

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