During the Close Votes Review there often exist two different approaches about why a question should be closed (I don't count "leave open" now).

At the end (after 5 votes to close) the majority reason "wins" - which is fine and sensible.

But: even if a reviewer voted for a different close reason (after careful deliberation) the panel beneath the question states all who voted to close as supporters of the chosen close reason.

While "the majority wins" is certainly ok (neither of us can be right at all times) I don't like "the winner takes it all" - there are cases where I know (or at least believe) that the chosen close reason is wrong.

So the feature I am requesting is that dissenting close-voters should be mentioned with "their" close reason (or without any close reason at all).

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    I agree. And would even go 1 further: I believe that if there are more types of close votes the most informative one should prevail (since we are here to help people). To me a close vote with dupe should always win over other close votes (even if there are 4 off topic close votes).
    – Rinzwind
    Jun 9, 2014 at 17:23
  • @Rinzwind I don't think that is a good idea, I've seen lots of bad dupe votes.
    – Seth
    Jun 9, 2014 at 17:25
  • That is an executional problem @seth ;) (expanding: why not let us vote to delete the bad dupe at the same time?)
    – Rinzwind
    Jun 9, 2014 at 17:27
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    I wanted to ask the exact same question! Here the last vote was "problem went away all by itself" and is the only correct one! So, where do we go with this? Another Meta Stack Exchange question?
    – Fabby
    Aug 3, 2015 at 15:11


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