How much reputation is required to see close vote counts?


With a background on the MSO question Separate numbers/score for positive and negative votes for each question or answer I was told that it is wrong to answer duplicate questions, and my answer was downvoted. I was wondering why I didn't see a close vote count in this case.

I thought this requires the privilege View close votes.

  • Related: view close votes is listed as requiring 250 rep on meta. I have 250, but I can't view close votes. At least, I've never seen the close link or anything like it here. – moinudin Jan 9 '11 at 9:24
  • @marcog Good catch, it's the same on SO. I think that privilege is titled wrong; it's talking about the ability to cast close/reopen votes on your own questions. There is no separate privilege that I know of to just view close votes without being able to cast them. You might want to post this as a separate bug report – Michael Mrozek Jan 9 '11 at 9:41
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    @Michael Found an existing bug report, where the content was clarified but not the name. Perhaps the name could also be clarified, e.g. "view close votes on your questions". – moinudin Jan 9 '11 at 9:48
  • @marcog I think Gnome was right, it should be "Vote to close, reopen, or migrate your questions" like in the FAQ. I'll ask the privileges developer about it tomorrow if a dev doesn't see this first – Michael Mrozek Jan 9 '11 at 10:10

You see them if you can cast them.

  • The privileges page says otherwise... – John Mar 13 '11 at 4:45
  • @John, read the entire page, (and see mario's and my commment on your answer). – Toon Krijthe Mar 13 '11 at 8:55

According to the privileges page, the reputation required to view close votes is 250, and the required rep to cast close votes is 3000.

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    The 250 actually only allows you to see closevotes on your own question. – mario Mar 13 '11 at 5:47
  • from the privileges page: "You may also cast a close or reopen vote on your questions. With the close/reopen vote privilege, you'll be able to see (and cast) close and reopen votes on all questions." – Toon Krijthe Mar 13 '11 at 8:54
  • @game that might be an error in the privileges page text, and we should correct it. – Jeff Atwood Mar 13 '11 at 10:24
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    @Jeff: So what is correct? Can you only see your own at 250 or can you see all? – John Mar 13 '11 at 18:00

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