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What Happened Here? Voted to Close 4 Days Ago, but No Close Votes Today? [duplicate]

Today I saw "Test to see if User/Pass entered for a WebService are correct or not", realized it was a duplicate and voted to close it. I then saw in the comments that I had voted to close it four ...
John Saunders's user avatar
12 votes
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Can the close-vote aging be slowed down for Stack Exchange betas? [duplicate]

On our food beta, for instance, there are currently less than 20 users with sufficient reputation to close questions. Since the beta went public, there have been several new users and questions - ...
Aarobot's user avatar
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860 votes
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Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes?

Sometimes you vote to close something and the OP then changes it to fix the issue or issues. You can't take a close vote back though. It would be nice if you could. With the new Duplicate close ...
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210 votes
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What is a "closed" or "duplicate" question?

Questions can be closed or marked as duplicates. What does it mean for a question to be "closed"? What does it mean for a question to be marked as a "duplicate"? Who can close a ...
105 votes
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Age close votes after 14 days, regardless of views, allowing recasting

I've been putting this off for a long time... Close vote aging - the deactivation of votes that haven't resulted in a question being closed - is a critical part of the vote-to-close system, but has ...
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When are moderator flags automatically dismissed as "aged away" by the system?

Moderator flags can be dismissed as aged away. What does this dismiss reason mean? What causes flags to be dismissed with this reason? Do aged away flags affect my daily flag amount? Can I cast a ...
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Close Votes expire too soon for low-traffic tags

On low-traffic tags, a bad question may pick up one or two close votes, but simply hasn't been viewed by very many people with the close-vote privilege. So, after 4 days, the close votes expire, and ...
Awesome Poodles's user avatar
31 votes
5 answers

Is it too hard to re-open questions by the community on SE sites other than SO?

Currently users get a single re-open vote for the lifetime of a question, and that re-open vote will expire in 4 days. This 4-day limit can be extended if someone else votes to re-open within that 4 ...
Rachel's user avatar
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40 votes
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Don't let flag-to-close flags linger for months in flag purgatory

Here is the close queue: Here is an active flag I have: I currently have 5 flags pending in the close queue. Some, like this one, are months old. This doesn't feel right and may discourage ...
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40 votes
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What causes close votes to be annotated with "(deleted)"?

In the "Votes Cast" section of my profile, my vote to close this question is annotated with "(deleted)": However, the close vote does not appear to have been deleted: it successfully closed the ...
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Why is the data explorer telling me there are closed questions with no close votes?

I am curious why SE Data Explorer is telling me there are closed questions with no close votes I don't think my query is wrong, but I suppose it could be: select Closevotes, count(*) from ( ...
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What to do with questions where the user does not reply back?

I have faced many times a situation where someone asks a question and does not provide enough information. In this case, I tend to write a comment or try to reply in a more general fashion. In a lot ...
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6 votes
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Do flags to close expire like votes to close? [duplicate]

Votes to close are known to expire, for the reasons explained eg in answers to this question: Why do close votes expire? Does something like this happen to flags to close cast by users lacking CV ...
gnat's user avatar
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5 votes
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Why are there only 4 days worth of close/reopen votes in the Data Explorer? [closed]

As the title states - what's the deal? Did close votes just start being added? Are the ones that are there only there because of some transient experiment? Example Query I'm pretty sure that a few ...
Aarobot's user avatar
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3 votes
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Do enough "leave open" votes make an item fail the close-vote-queue? [duplicate]

This question is similar to a feature request from a week ago, but it's different. Background: On German Language we currently have problems with good questions being closed "too fast" / &...
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