Currently the data dump, the "votes" table contains rows that record votes to close (or reopen) a question, but the userid column is not filled in for these votes. Since this information is available on the web interface (just go look at the question history online), this data should be available in the data dump as well.

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    I guess they wanted to be careful not to disclose non-effective close votes but were too lazy to actually distinguish them and include the safe votes.
    – mmx
    Jan 19 '10 at 22:56
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    @Fearless: actually the vote table is mostly anonymous except for a few specific kinds of votes (a favorite vote is one). I don't think there's any need to hide close votes that don't yet have enough support to become actionable. Jan 19 '10 at 23:01

The next data dump will contain PostHistory for every action that occurs on a post which includes close votes, undeletes, and reopeners. Please see Anatomy of a Data Dump for a description of all the fields.

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    Ooh, this is gonna be interesting.
    – mmyers
    Nov 8 '10 at 23:16
  • That's awesome. Thanks! Nov 10 '10 at 18:27

Excellent feature request, to add to it:

The Deleters, Undeleters, and Re-openers should be added as well.

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    Downvoted? Why? What is good for the goose is not good for the gander? Jan 20 '10 at 12:09
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    I agree with this - it's all public on the site, so it should be in the dump as well. Especially if closing is attributed.
    – Shog9
    Jan 20 '10 at 15:58

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