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Since "Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes?" we do now have the possibility to retract close vote.

However, as mentioned in "Retracting Close Vote, included in the Vote To Close menu?" there is no indication when looking at a question to see if I have already cast such a close vote.

Therefore, could we have a UI improvement to show this? Adding some image with freehand circles to improve visibility.

Cast close vote

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    I'm not clear what your suggested improvement is. Is it a greyed-out background to indicate you can't vote again? – Duncan Jones Feb 24 '15 at 13:29
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    The example is just an example. The idea is to have "something" to show the difference. I don't really care about what it is as soon as it clearly shows you already voted to close. – M'vy Feb 24 '15 at 13:42
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    OK, sounds reasonable. A change of text colour (dark red?) is another option I guess. – Duncan Jones Feb 24 '15 at 13:44
  • Anything the designer might see fit to the UI :) – M'vy Feb 24 '15 at 14:11
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I like this idea, but I don't think it should be anything too conspicuous, because the fact that you've already voted to close something already isn't something that's entirely important (in comparison to the rest of the information on the page) until you've actually opened the dialog.

I'm not sure if this is just a design change, or a functionality change, because whether you specifically voted to close the question might not be loaded with the rest of the page and may only load after the dialog has loaded.


On the other hand, though, I'm pretty sure it's the former, because that information does appear to be loaded with the rest of the page, as is indicated by the tooltip:

Tooltip

For that reason, I think it should be simple (and subtle) enough to change the default font color to #444 (the current hover color for buttons) to indicate that you've already voted to close:

Darker text

I don't like the idea of changing it to something like dark red or #888 (the color for disabled buttons) because it indicates that you can no longer perform any actions with that button (which is obviously false).

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    CSS hack to implement this: .close-question-link[title^="You voted to"] { color: #444 } (Of course, this will not work as is for pt.SO or ja.SO.) – Ilmari Karonen Feb 28 '15 at 14:43

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