I just asked a question and someone voted to close it.


How do I find out what the reason was?


I saw somewhere (see screenshot in this question) that when voting to close one has to select a reason. Shouldn't I be able to see that reason somewhere even before the question is really closed? How else can I improve my question?

Close reason not shown?: My question isn't closed yet. There is just one vote.

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Click on the close option & you'll see the reason being highlighted

  • Worked. Suggestion: perhaps the reason should be shown in the tooltip. I wouldn't have clicked on the "close (1)" button to see the reason, I would have clicked on it to cast another vote.
    – Lernkurve
    Jul 21, 2014 at 14:22
  • 2
    @Lernkurve Each vote can have its own reason. A single closed question could be for up to five different selected reasons.
    – Bob
    Jul 21, 2014 at 14:29

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