I can't see close votes, but I have the reputation to see them. Does the close link only show if at least one person has already voted to close?

I'm getting confused and thinking that when I don't see any close votes that no one has yet voted to close a question.

What should the screen look like when at least one person has voted to close, and I have permissions to view close votes but not to actually vote to close myself?

In other words, 3000 rep is required to close. Obviously. But 250 reputation is required to view close votes.

So, where does one view the close votes when they don't have the ability to close themselves.

1 Answer 1


You have the ability to cast close and reopen votes on your own questions at 250 rep per the faq


Thus, you will see close (2) if there are 2 pending close votes.

  • Oh, I misunderstood how view close votes worked. Thanks for clearing that up.
    – jmort253
    Mar 1, 2011 at 14:01

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