In the past, we used to know the exact close reason we chose when voting to close a question.

However, in the new close dialog, it's no longer possible:

close dialog without own reason

In the above, I chose "A community-specific reason --> This question does not appear to be about the software that powers the Stack Exchange network". I have no way to confirm this after the vote was cast because one can not click on top entries (first page) on the dialog to visit the subentries (subsequent pages).

Can this ability be added back please?

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    IIRC you could see the top-level reason, but not the underlying one (for off-topic questions).
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Apr 15, 2020 at 10:21
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    Screenshots of old dialogs: meta.stackexchange.com/q/259515/282094
    – Rob
    Commented Apr 15, 2020 at 10:53
  • @Rob Technically that would make this question a duplicate of the one you linked to, correct?
    – Mast
    Commented Apr 15, 2020 at 11:00
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    @Mast No, this is even less information and a step back. Though that FR would be nice. Commented Apr 15, 2020 at 11:10
  • @Glorfindel only if a single vote was cast, then I can tell it's my own. It shows the total amount of votes cast. :( Commented Apr 15, 2020 at 11:21
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    @Mast, no. The question that I linked to is a Feature Request to add an extra indicator to show which of the multitude of prior votes displayed actually belongs to the account of the person opening the dialog; so they can see what they voted for prior to it closing, after closing some votes are available in their Review History while a few types are not shown. --- That question was commented on to support (confirm) this question by Shadow, otherwise there'd be at least a (1) next to the link Close above.
    – Rob
    Commented Apr 15, 2020 at 11:21
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    Please move or copy this to meta.stackexchange.com/q/346638/256282 Commented Apr 18, 2020 at 4:29
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    Possible duplicate of Question Close Updates - now that there's an official announcement, reports and feature-request​s belong there. Better not to have info scattered all over the place
    – Jenayah
    Commented Apr 18, 2020 at 8:57

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Note that hovering over the close link does tell you which reason you selected.

screenshot showing the tooltip

But I agree that the dialog should make it clear as well.

It would also be better if the terminology was consistent.

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    Great, but not much use on a touchscreen.
    – PM 2Ring
    Commented Apr 15, 2020 at 13:04
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    @PM2Ring Just hold the device really close to your face and it'll detect you hovering over it.
    – TylerH
    Commented Apr 15, 2020 at 19:56
  • @TylerH great way to make your phone be infected with Corona. ;) Commented Apr 16, 2020 at 14:50
  • ha ha phones don't Commented Apr 17, 2020 at 14:30
  • That just says "Not suitable for this site". It doesn't say which community-specific close reason was chosen. Commented Aug 14, 2023 at 12:22

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