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What happens if a fifth person chooses a different reason to close?

Is there priority of Close Votes' reasons?

I've noticed that subjective and argumentative has more priority than exact duplicate on this question, each of them had same 2 votes (I've voted as too localized for 5th vote)

How about others? It will be good to know priority of those too.

"id":1,"name":"exact duplicate"
"id":2,"name":"not programming related"
"id":3,"name":"subjective and argumentative"
"id":4,"name":"not a real question"
"id":7,"name":"too localized"
"id":104,"name":"belongs on meta.stackoverflow.com"
"id":102,"name":"belongs on serverfault.com",
"id":103,"name":"belongs on superuser.com"


I've participated in close as exact duplicate, but please just don't delete it, this one has proper answer to reference later on

  • Perhaps the 2 'exact dup' votes point to different dup posts and the priority got splitted. :P – o.k.w Feb 17 '10 at 2:25
  • @random, the answer is random? are you sure? – YOU Feb 17 '10 at 2:28
  • When the votes are split, first one selected is what's chosen. – random Feb 17 '10 at 2:30
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    @S.Mark, not random but 1st come 1st serve I think – o.k.w Feb 17 '10 at 2:30
  • Imm, its kind of mysterious then, I can't know which one was first selected. – YOU Feb 17 '10 at 2:49
  • Since it was closed as subjective and argumentative, that was the first chosen. – random Feb 17 '10 at 3:06
  • I'm also participating in close as exact duplicate, but please just don't delete it, this one has proper answer to reference later on. – YOU Feb 17 '10 at 10:52
  • Meta dupes are hardly ever deleted. – random Feb 17 '10 at 11:09

The last vote cast has priority in the case of tiebreakers. Has nothing to do with the ID numbers in the table.

  • Ok, that make sense, and the mystery got cleared :-) thanks Jeff – YOU Feb 17 '10 at 4:53

Well, of course Exact Duplicate isn't chosen as much as 'Subjective and Argumentative'...

You have to click type in the ID of the question that you think it is a duplicate of.


It's more work....

This has been a public service announcement by the LPA (Lazy Programmer Association)

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    Ermm, the OP already said each has 2 votes – o.k.w Feb 17 '10 at 2:22
  • I've rephased, I voted as too localized for 5th vote. – YOU Feb 17 '10 at 2:23
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    Am I the only one who searches to find a different duplicate than the one(s) already selected? You guys are all fat slobs. – Ether Feb 17 '10 at 3:50
  • Not as lazy as Downvoter who votes whatever because he's too lazy to select a dupe already selected: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/39632/… @eth – random Feb 17 '10 at 4:00
  • It's less work than you think: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/21826/… – John Rasch Feb 17 '10 at 4:39

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