Yesterday I maxed out my close votes for the day, and in fact still have three hours until the close vote under the review tab opens again. But as I was reading a off topic question, I clicked close in the question and my vote was taken.

Is this a bug?

close vote count

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    I think you should have 24 votes per day (see superuser.com/help/privileges/close-questions)
    – Sklivvz
    Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 16:03
  • @Sklivvz - There may be a mismatch then in max votes from the review tab and the privileges page?
    – Carl B
    Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 18:18
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    They are two different things (close vote reviews and close votes), they don't necessarily have the same number - I'll double check - but for one, not all reviews end with a close vote cast, and surely the number of close vote you can cast is fixed.
    – Sklivvz
    Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 18:50
  • @Sklivvz - ahh....that makes sense now. Vote to close is not the same as review to close.....Sorry, I got confused there :)
    – Carl B
    Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 22:52
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    I think that this should go under status-bydesign.
    – gparyani
    Commented Oct 13, 2013 at 4:52

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Correct me if I am wrong, but here is my hypothesis from my experiences:

You can review 20 posts per review queue. However, you have 24 close votes a day. The system took your vote because it was not in the review queue for the day, but it still counts towards your 24 close vote per day limit. In the review queue, both the close and not close options count as a review (skips don't), but only those that you actually give a vote to close response to actually count toward your close votes per day.

I agree that the fact that the review queue entry page says "20 Close Votes" and that is misleading, but that is perhaps because "Close Votes" is the name of the review queue. This should be made more clear that it is in fact the review queue and not close votes overall.

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