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How can a mod retract their own accidental close vote?

How can I undo my vote to close a question? I accidentally closed this question - it was in the close review queue and (mea culpa) half asleep I accidentally hit the close button. It already had three ...
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Allow mod to VOTE to close [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add a way for moderators to cast a normal, non binding vote At present if a mod thinks questions should be closed, they close it. However a mod cannot vote to close. This ...
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Moderators closing, moving etc. questions - autocracy vs. democracy?

On SO I've seen a lot of questions that were closed by 5 votes. I cannot remember any that should not be closed in my opinion. When I see something closed by moderator (with exception for the elected ...
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Are mods allowed to use secondary account(s) to cast non-decisive votes? [duplicate]

(Motivated by this, now falsely dupe-closed question.) Mods can not cast non-decisive votes. Sometimes they would like to. Sometimes they would like to talk with users so that the diamond does not ...
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How should you handle non-closed, non-down-voted questions if you are not a moderator?

I would like to ask about the following, systematically observed, moderation-style of the biology site that I would loosely interpret as planting "answer traps". Here an example of what I ...
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Allow me to flag to close even if I already used my close vote

When a question I voted to close gets reopened, I cannot vote to close it again, because everybody can vote to close a given question successfully only once. I understand this as it avoids close wars ...
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Request to re-open a question

The question Can HTTP headers be too big for browsers? Why it should be re-opened This question got closed by 1 moderator as being a duplicate. Even though I clearly stated that the questions marked ...
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Are HTML authoring questions acceptable on Stack Overflow?

Is question 2528290, "Should we include period “.” in link text?", acceptable on Stack Overflow?
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Questions migration: enlarge your "belongs on.." suggestion list

Will you add http://unix.stackexchange.com to the list of available migration sites which are suggested whenever someone decides to close the question as off-topic? I also wonder if an option to ...
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How to mark a question as a “maybe-duplicate”, when you don't want to use the dupe hammer? [duplicate]

I have a gold badge on some tag, which apparently lets me decide all by myself that a question is a duplicate of another. However - I don't always want to do that. In fact, I usually want to, at ...
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Should moderators close questions for reasons other than obvious violation of the rules?

I'm going to ask this, even though it has some resemblance to other questions, but I think it's important to ask this question in this manner, because it has some semantic meaning that the other ...
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Need a better recourse against frivolous moderator action [duplicate]

I asked a question on Meta that was inappropriately closed by a moderator who incorrectly thought that it was a duplicate of another question which was hardly even similar. At this point I am stuck: ...
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Moderators should not be allowed to moderate questions they have participated in answering

Title says it all. I had a situation where a moderator answered a question and then marked another answer (that said the same thing, but more directly) for conversion to comment because they felt "its ...
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To improve first poster experience, can questions have a suspend state before they can be voted for close? [duplicate]

Possible names for this feature: "Suspended" "Under review" I am sure newbies find it quite confronting to ask a question and then have it "closed". A suspend state ...
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Do some of the SE moderators get addicted to trolling? [closed]

It was with interest that I read this article today: Can You Get Addicted to Trolling? (Motherboard) Excerpt: "There's a high in getting to be right, and trolls chase that rush," says Dave "...

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