If you try to close a question that is already deleted, you get the following popup message:
This question is now deleted
This sounds like it means one of two things:
- The action you just took has caused this question to be deleted.
- The question was not deleted when you opened it, but by the time you cast the close vote, it had been deleted.
In reality, what it means to say is simply that the question is deleted (and therefore can't be closed). So, can it be changed to just say that, or perhaps even better, to say that it can't be closed because it is deleted?