In this question several users voted to close the question as a duplicate. I did not agree with this, but I thought the question could use some more clarification (specifically reference images), so I CVed as "unclear what you are asking".

Regardless of who was "right", it now displays me as having voted to close as a duplicate even though I most certainly did not:

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I've read Close Vote Reason Logic When There Isn't a Majority which explains the logic of how the close reason is picked, but not why it's picked (why couldn't the message list all close reasons next the the names of the appropriate close-voters?).

Even if it was displayed more like this:

Closed by user1, user2, user3, user4, user5 some time ago.
This question has been marked as a duplicate of xyz question. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

I feel like it would be an improvement as it wouldn't directly assert that all the users voted for the displayed close reason.

After reading Distinguish close votes by reason, it appears this feature has been known for a long time. In which case my question is why have there been no plans to change this? By what reasoning is this feature desired behavior?

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    I just found this question from 2010. Are there still really no plans to change this? It seems pretty unjustifiable for the site to deliberately display false information.
    – gandalf3
    Commented Jun 15, 2015 at 21:35
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    I absolutely agree about this!
    – J Sargent
    Commented Jun 15, 2015 at 22:37
  • Does that last link link to this question? O.o
    – muru
    Commented Jun 16, 2015 at 8:51
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    @muru Oops, fixed
    – gandalf3
    Commented Jun 16, 2015 at 9:43


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