Yes I know, mods (and 10k+ users) can see others' reviews, including the close/reopen reviews.

But what if a close or reopen vote happens from any review indepently? As I can see, in this case it doesn't create/change a review entitiy, only creates a vote entity, which are probably completely different things in the SE software.

Can mods see the close/reopen votes?

Extension: I am asking about the individual close-reopen votes, not from their counts (which is visible for anybody over 3k+).

  • Anyone with close vote privilege (3000 rep normally) can see how many close votes there are on a question and what the close vote reasons are, no matter whether they came from review or from looking directly at the question and voting on it. Is that what you're asking? Oct 20 '15 at 21:14
  • @RobertLongson No, I am about the induvidual close-reopen votes (which in the case of the up/down votes is hidden even from the diamond mods).
    – peterh
    Oct 20 '15 at 21:17

Yes, diamond moderators have access to a special timeline on posts which does list all close and reopen votes (and who cast them) inside it, including any that have expired or otherwise no longer count. Close and reopen votes are the only votes that they see in that timeline, though. This information proved valuable to me, as a moderator on Stack Overflow, countless times in determining what happened with a question, whether it be related to review or not.

Moderators do not have access to go to a user's profile and look at all the close and reopen votes a user has cast (because they don't have access to the votes tab on your profile).

Non-diamond users cannot see anything about close and reopen votes outside of the count that is provided in the link and the names provided in the revision history.


No, as far as I know there is no global Close/Reopen votes list and moderators don't have access to the live database.

Moderators might be able to see Close/Reopen votes cast by a specific user, and probably can see who cast Close/Reopen votes on a question. (I know for sure they can see who cast flags)

10k users can indeed see who cast what in the review history, but it's complicated to search, and there is no link from a question to its relevant review item. So generally speaking, 10k users who are not diamond moderators can't really know who cast Close/Reopen votes on a question.

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    Until the question is actually closed/reopened of course, at which point anyone can see. Oct 20 '15 at 21:21
  • @RobertLongson good point, but still - it won't show publicly in the closers' profiles, or in any public list. Oct 20 '15 at 21:22
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    @ShadowWizard finding the review item is easy
    – rene
    Oct 20 '15 at 21:22
  • @rene still requires messing around with userscripts and all but yeah, never said it wasn't possible. :) Oct 20 '15 at 21:23

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