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, 2014 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, 2014 at 21:40
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    @Shadow Do mods even get audits?
    – Scimonster
    Dec 2, 2014 at 21:40
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    @Scimonster why not? It's showing to anyone who review. Dec 2, 2014 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, 2014 at 21:41

1 Answer 1


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, 2015 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, 2015 at 15:41
  • And all recommended closure flags are declined.
    – CPlus
    Sep 17, 2023 at 6:18

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