The revisions list shows when a question was closed and who by but not why. This would make it useful to see the complete history of a question.

Clarification: I'm talking about the revisions list not the actual page that displays the question. On contentious questions the post can be closed an reopened several times but the reasons are missing from the revisions page. Here are a few examples:

Imported from: http://stackoverflow.uservoice.com/pages/1722-general/suggestions/209267-show-why-a-question-was-closed-in-the-revisions-list


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He suggests that the reason is shown in the list. Right now, the revision list simply shows that it was closed and by whom.


Post Closed by EnderMB, Mehrdad, DJ, Marko, Adam Davis

Should Be:

Post Closed as "no longer relevant" by EnderMB, Mehrdad, DJ, Marko, Adam Davis

I think that adding the reason in the revision list could be useful.

  • Right! That's the example I should have given
    – Alex Angas
    Commented Jul 7, 2009 at 9:01

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