I just found this closed question. The banner saying it was closed shows 2 different reasons and who voted for each reason.

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I've never seen this before. From what I've read, only the close reason with the most close votes gets shown. The "pertains only to a specific site" close reason had the most votes, yet both of them were still shown.

How and why did this happen?

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When a question is closed as off-topic, all of the canonical (non-custom) sub-reasons which accumulated at least 2 votes or a diamond vote are shown as guidance for why the question was deemed off-topic. This effectively allows for up to two sub-reasons to appear, with a diamond as the fifth vote allowing a third sub-reason to appear (assuming a 2+2+diamond split).

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