It seems the number of close votes has increased:

Indicator saying 23 close votes remaining

Where's the documentation for this little bundle of joy?

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    hahaha documentation. That's hilarious. Documentation. Apr 15, 2011 at 5:33
  • he likely meant FAQ item...although the use of the word documentation is freaking hilarious... Apr 15, 2011 at 6:07
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    Plz send teh documentation it is urgent. Apr 15, 2011 at 6:24
  • Oh my god, this is incredible! I honestly think that this is the best feature to have been added to the site in a very long time. Now if only they'd start increasing based on some kind of quality or reliability metric... Apr 15, 2011 at 9:30
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    Documentation: stackoverflow.com/privileges/close-questions, its still on 12. Apr 15, 2011 at 11:37
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    Good find, @Gamecat. And it's 12 on SU and on SF too, which actually has always been 24 there.
    – Arjan
    Apr 15, 2011 at 11:53
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    50 close votes at SO, take a look at recent feature post.
    – YOU
    Apr 18, 2011 at 13:57
  • @YOU: thanks. I actually checks that post before I edited, but I just didn't see that answer edit. Note to self: don't try to run on 3 hours of sleep
    – Matt Ball
    Apr 18, 2011 at 14:00
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    Voting to close all questions on Meta as a duplicate of the comment posted by @JeffAtwood, above.
    – user102937
    Apr 20, 2011 at 17:03

2 Answers 2


As Arjan said below, this is the closest we're going to get for the documentation, currently.

As per Jeff:

The default # of close votes per day is 12.

I just noticed that SU and SF have been at 24 close votes per day per user since ... well, forever.

I'm going to go ahead and make 24 close votes per day the new default network-wide to start, and meanwhile it has been set to 50 for SO.


It is listed on the first answer to this question that has all the recent changes:

Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

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    ...though I didn't add it there until I saw the above screenshot and started investigating ;-)
    – Arjan
    Apr 15, 2011 at 11:28
  • @Arjan, ah. I did not pay attention to the the timestamps. That is just the first place I look when I notice a change.
    – jzd
    Apr 15, 2011 at 11:39

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