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On the Trilogy, at least as far as I've been told, the stated close reason in the event of a tie is the earliest given reason in the majority. Example, if all 5 votes are different, the first one wins.

However, this question had at least 3 separate close reasons given in the sequence ABCB?. I cast the 3rd vote myself. By the logic of how the Trilogy operates, the B close reason should have been selected, but instead my close reason "Subjective & Argumentative" was selected (on which I assume the 5th vote was S&A but I don't exactly have proof).

What is the close reason logic that is used on this site?

  • I think I voted NaRQ, but I don't remember the first vote... I think it was S&A, are you sure it was something else? – juan Jul 28 '10 at 21:17
  • Ah, I didn't want to reveal them, but A = Off-Topic, B = Not A Real Question. I hope you close voters don't mind me outing you. – Grace Note Jul 28 '10 at 21:18
  • I think your suspicion of the fifth vote being S&A is correct, the code base is the same as the original trilogy sites, so the same logic applies. – juan Jul 28 '10 at 21:21
  • @Juan I'm pretty sure a minority vote wouldn't win, so it most likely had to be S&A, but unless RCIX outs the given reason we can only assume. Past that, the same logic as the trilogy would've dictated that "Not A Real Question" should've won. – Grace Note Jul 28 '10 at 21:23
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In the event of a tie, the last close vote will be used, e.g. in the following order

  1. NaRQ
  2. off-topic
  3. NaRQ
  4. off-topic
  5. S&A

the question would be closed as off-topic.

The code has always been this way; I've updated the main meta FAQ with this correction (I blame me for not paying more attention to that FAQ area).

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