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Close number not showing

I've voted to close this question, but it shows no close vote, but when I vote to close again it says I've already voted. See pics.
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New custom close reason here on meta [closed]

I've proposed the following new custom close reason for here on Meta.Programmers: The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the circumstances affecting the ...
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How to reopen question that was marked as duplicate but it is clearly not a duplicate

The question below was marked as a duplicate. However, it is very clear based on the comments associated with the question I posted that my question is not the same as to what it is marked as. What ...
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Are meta-“opinion based” questions opinion based?

Imagine a question: I have to do <some task>. I am trying to do this task in <some situation>. I can think of two technically valid ways to do this task. Here they are: Way 1: //snip ...
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Can we get a “Belongs on StackOverflow” as a closing reason?

Once in a while someone pops up with an objective "help me with my code" question like this one. I think it'd be nice to have a mechanism to migrate these to StackOverflow. Thoughts?
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Was this question closed for the right reason?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/223192/will-i-get-acceptable-performance-for-learning-c-python-if-i-use-a-vm-as-my-lear I've always considered "opinion-based" questions as ...
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Why is this terminology question considered as “opinion based”?

I recently asked What is the name of the functional argument in fold which is now marked off-topic because it might be opinion based. I do not understand what makes this opinion based. This question ...
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Wrong displayed reason from multiple close reasons

In this answer, Thomas Owens says If 5 users vote, I believe it's majority vote gets the reason. However, if a moderator closes, it's always the moderator's reason. However, I cast the last close ...
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How can I reword my question in a useful manner without a clear reason why my question has been closed?

My question Which concepts are pertinent to plan a “end-user documentation” strategy? has been closed, and I do not completely understand why.The reason invoked is "Questions asking us to recommend ...
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Is quality of a question determined solely by the question itself or the content it generates?

This question is prompted by some of the discussion in How can we avoid turning off potential participants who see the wall of Closed questions? Specifically, what MichaelT wrote to JensG and the ...
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Why was the question about zero-bug large scale software closed?

I wonder why this question about the possibility of zero bugs was closed as "not constructive" Since it's very much on topic for the field of software engineering, and it's not an opinionated/...
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close reason (and associated expand the close reason count) request

I really don't like migrating crappy questions to SO. This is really the only place where its an issue because of the migration path (no, taking away the migration path would mean more suggestions to ...
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“What reasons do questions get closed for here?” should be in the help center under the “Asking” heading

Our new off-topic close reasons have come in so handy and been so well used I think they do a good job of giving clear guidance to many on what they can expect they should avoid. Granted they're a ...
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Question put on hold because asking for tool recommendation

A question I asked yesterday was put on hold because I asked if a library or framework exists that can solve my problem. Here is the question: Looking to create a custom, graphical editor for a data ...
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Confusing Closing -> Off Topic dialog

The dialog for closing questions as being off topic lists the following reasons: Questions about specific programming problems encountered while writing code are off-topic, but can be asked on ...
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How long will migration candidates be held [on hold] until migration takes place

Today, I noticed a question that was placed [on hold] (as the new pre-cursor to being closed), with as reason put on hold as off-topic by Oded♦ 1 hour ago This question appears to be off-topic....
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Where should this question go?

Hi I wrote a question asking the community where it gets its ideas from, to prompt some discussion on self-improvement in the generic sense. While I don't want to get into an argument on whether it ...
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Why close this as too localized?

Can I perform a code review although I am very inexperienced? I see people closing this as too localized. Can someone explain why? To me it looks on topic and ok.
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Multiple close reasons

When going through the review queue, I occasionally encounter questions that have close votes citing different reasons. But when I look at an already closed question, I always see just a single reason ...
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What's the connection?

I am struggling to figure out why “Too object-oriented” was closed as a duplicate of How can I convince management to deal with technical debt?. I see that there's a relationship between the two, but ...
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Why is this question closed (_and_ locked)?

"Comments are a code smell" From the FAQ, I would expect it to fall under the "good" topic of Software Engineering, and from Good Subjective, Bad Subjective, it seems to meet almost all the ...
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Why my question about Fantom is closed as not constructive?

This is my question which is closed: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/189078/fantom-programming-language Before telling me that the answers would be subjective have a look at ...
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Why was my question closed

Recently, my question Looking for books on the C and POSIX standards was closed as "off topic". I don't really agree with that, and feel misunderstood. Reading the FAQ didn't make it clear either. ...
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Yet Another Question Closed Don't Know Why - please tell me, don't keep me in the darkness

Here is the question: Do you see an use for "Spreadsheet programming"? Short summary: spreadsheets should be translated into standalone apps, is there any example, is it a good idea, what's ...
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Argumentative users with borderline questions

We've had a few questions like https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/188657/3965 lately where the question is ranty, but not anything some editing couldn't fix, but in the comments the user ...
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Closed question dispute

Should I try to persuade my manager that code tidying should take priority over meeting deadlines? I do not agree that this question should have been closed. If it was truly a duplicate, than the ...
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Is this question inappropriate for Programmers? Can we reopen it?

This question, which was just closed, seems appropriate to me. My reasons: the asker is trying to learn about functional programming when reading an article about FP, the asker wasn't able to ...
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I clearly got the wrong idea about what this site is about.

I have just signed up to this site in order to ask a specific programming question I thought would be unsuitable to ask on Stackoverlflow. My question was quickly closed down, here is a link to my ...
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Are we too strict? Where should off-topic questions go?

This question on networking at conferences was not closed, but this one I just posted was closed. First, what is a better forum for that closed question? Second, I'm assuming that the first one ...
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Why is my question closed?

My question was closed. Can someone please explain to me why this is? None of the people who voted to close it left a comment. The inbuilt message says it was closed because "We expect answers to ...
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Why was my question closed: about getting attached to your first answer to an interview question

How to avoid jumping to a solution when under pressure? This was closed as "too localized." What does that mean? This question has been up-voted 9 times and is closely related to: https://...
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Closing of the document indexing question

A little while ago I posed the following question - lightweight document indexing to handle less than 250k potential records. Badly. The question was immediately leaped upon and labeled as soliciting ...
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Why is the question about “Manual Debugging” closed?

The question "How to effectively do manual debugging?" has been closed. Why? The close reasons stated are: "it's ambiguous", but it seems clear to me what's being asked (the answers seem to indicate ...
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Why was this question closed? Has this place gone insane?

DB schema for packaging products/services together under a single price/offer This is straight up design question! Granted it could have been writing better, I didn't fully understand what he was ...
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Why question on video course closed?

Why was https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/180796/video-courses-on-powershell closed?
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Can Questions be Reopened After They've Been Closed?

This is obviously begging to be shut down right away and have all my privileges revoked or whatever but why do some people feel they have the right to shut down legitimate discussion? Who decides what ...
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Appeal of the closure of a question

Would you have a look at this question and see if it was rightfully closed? I believe I followed all rules this time and I also got answers in the comments. While I should have received those as ...
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Questions that are constructive but still tend to attract debate

According to the FAQ, non-constructive questions are those that "will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion." What happens when a good question is asked which is useful to ...
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Should literature about productivity question be closed?

I have a question "How long can a programmer concentrate in a day" that was being closed for being off-topic. In that question, I asked about the existence ( or lack of) of scientific study on then ...
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Question about naming conventions “not constructive”?

I'm confused as to why my recent question on naming conventions in JavaScript was closed as "not constructive." The best explanation I can find in the closed notice and FAQ is that "this question will ...
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Why don't we have a “General Refence” close reason? Can we get it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would the “General Reference” close reason be useful here on Programmers? On Scifi.SE, they have a close reason "General Reference" that states "This question is ...
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Why is this question closed?

I thought I was asking a straight question for a straight answer, but I guess I wasn't. I'm just curious to why my question was closed https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/163566/...
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Why are people voting to close this question?

What is the best way to use inheritance with ORMs? In my view, this is a perfectly appropriate question for Programmers.SE that can yield an objective, constructive answer. Do people think that it ...
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Closed question about visual programming paradigms

I had a question closed today, Why did visual programming never take off and what future paradigms might change that? which I do not understandy why. People keep responding the question, and for me ...
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What have I missed in asking a subjective question?

Before posting my question I searched to see if I could find some similar question (which I did not). I read the faq, and I did read the Good Subjective, Bad Subjective blog. I phrased the question in ...
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Why was this question closed, it is clear and has factual answer

This question was closed as not a real question, but it seems obvious enough? Restated it's asking if Apple offers the equivalent of Sun's Java programming certificates. The question could be stated ...
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How are these duplicates?

This question was closed as a duplicate, but I'm not seeing it. One's asking us to consider issues for a college group project for people who have little to no experience with version control. The ...
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Closed question on programmers how-to-write-less-code, explanation please

The moderators have closed following question, which was, in Oct 2010 apparently a valid question. I would like to know the reasoning behind the closing as "not a real question". I have made a ...
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Should the question asking for articles on writing a good job description for a web developer position have been closed?

This is the question I'm referring to. Are developers the best suited for answering questions about job postings for developers? Should the question therefore have been left open?