This can't be right. I came across this question today, and figured it should be closed as "no longer reproducible". Apparently I thought the same thing previously - I'd already voted to close it.

You have already voted to close this question, but you may vote again in 8 hours

But the message doesn't add up.

  • If I've already voted to close a question, would I ever get another vote on it?
  • If I was to get to vote again, why in "8 hours"? I originally voted on Jun 2 at 15:32, and received the message Jun 30 at 14:22. (Double-checked at 14:50... still says 8 hours).

Well golllleeee

  • ^ Not only you can vote again, you appear to have voted two times already and going to vote the third time :)
    – nicael
    Jun 30, 2015 at 18:57
  • @nicael - hehe, I must really want that thing out of the way! I'm a bit OCD when it comes to keeping my favourite tags well sorted.
    – Mogsdad
    Jun 30, 2015 at 19:09

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Your close vote aged away over time. When that happens, you're allowed to re-cast it.

  • Um, Anna... Why not mark it as dupe instead?
    – nicael
    Jun 30, 2015 at 18:58
  • @nicael Because... it's not a dupe? A feature described in that post explains what happened here, but it's not the same question or the same request.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jun 30, 2015 at 18:59
  • How is it not a dupe? That question clearly explains why the user there can vote again. It answers this question.
    – nicael
    Jun 30, 2015 at 18:59
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    Thanks Anna! (and Hi!) As for dupe... not knowing ahead of time about aging, that other question did not come up in my searches. I used the received message - if it had been included as "what you'll see" info in Shog9's post, then bingo. Still, I'm going to check later today to see if '8 hours' becomes smaller - if it ticks down, I'm happy with a dup + I'll update the other q so users in the same situation find it easier.
    – Mogsdad
    Jun 30, 2015 at 19:08

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