This low quality review item has two reviews: one (from S.L. Barth) to close and another to recommend close (because Mureinik doesn’t have enough reputation to vote to close). But for both reviews, the review choice they picked shows up as Close.


Is this intended, or is this a ?

I suspect this is a bug, because for deletion, we also have two different votes: delete and recommend deletion, both of which show up properly as other's review choices. This review audit also shows that the user picked Recommend Close.

  • I edited about this topic as the anonymous editor...the two options are the same review, but for users with enough rep to vote to close or delete, it also casts a respective vote at the same time. Jan 2, 2018 at 9:29
  • @gparyani I see no reason why not to add word “Recommend” in resolution. Jan 2, 2018 at 9:48
  • @gparyani the question is about the wording being used, not the actual action. Jan 2, 2018 at 10:38
  • I think this question should be reopened, and the older one closed as a duplicate, because that report is much older and more likely to be ignored by the development team, and this one contains more information and a screenshot. Jan 3, 2018 at 3:20

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Not sure that's useful here - the review outcome is more important than the action - and that's an informational thing to let you know what someone thought of the review, rather than a log of the action.

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    In some edge cases there are might be more then 5 close votes. This is confusing. Signing votes from the <3k users with “Recommend” would be better choice. Unfortunately I don’t have a link to English site, but you can see on ruSO. There are 13 close votes. Jan 2, 2018 at 9:53
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    I agree with @alex on this one. It's not really a bug, just something that can confuse people, and can be easily improved by changing the wording. Jan 2, 2018 at 10:37

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