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Can we have the ability to rescind a close vote before it closes?

How can I remove a close vote (mine) on a question or is it simply not possible?

If it's not possible, why isn't it possible? We can negate down votes if the question has been edited appropriately, can't we change our mind about close votes?

This question is similar to the following question and answer provided.

How about a "Vote not to close" option and Answer

  • See: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/915/… – Shog9 Mar 23 '10 at 20:38
  • Votes expire after a couple of days so as long as the post doesn't get enough votes to close yours will drop off eventually. – ChrisF Mar 23 '10 at 20:39
  • @ChrisF: That I did not know. Idea for another question now. – Josh K Mar 23 '10 at 20:41
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How can I remove a close vote (mine) on a question or is it simply not possible?

It's not possible.

If it's not possible, why isn't it possible?

Obviously this has been requested and declined: See here

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  • I like how that has six down votes on it. – Josh K Mar 23 '10 at 20:44
  • @Josh that's nothing, there's a post of Jeff's detailing some unpopular change with -39 votes last time I checked... I forgot where it is but it'll come to me again. – Pekka Mar 23 '10 at 22:23

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