Not really sure what is going here, but here is a picture:

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The stated reason at the bottom is that it is too localized, but the only close vote is for off topic.

What is going on?

  • I think it was flagged for being too localized, but voted to close for being off topic. Commented Jul 8, 2012 at 15:25

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That that was me I'm afraid.

I meant to vote as either Not constructive or Too Localised, but got distracted at the last moment.

Either way I did mean to vote to close.


To explain why there is also a Too Localised flag on the question, it is because low rep users cannot directly vote to close a question. They can on the other hand flag it with a valid reason in order for a moderator to convert it to a close.

This is helpful from a moderation standpoint as it allows low rep users a similar, though less immediate, impact on getting questions closed.

In short a low rep flagged as Too Localised, and I VTC'ed as Off Topic (though I should have used Too Localised).

  • Then why does the vote not show up?
    – soandos
    Commented Jul 8, 2012 at 15:31
  • @soandos see my edit
    – Mokubai Mod
    Commented Jul 8, 2012 at 15:36

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