I noticed on one of my questions there were 3 close votes before (a week or so before), and today when I looked at it the number had changed to 1. What does this mean?

  • "Reset"? Does the website use the word "reset" anywhere or could it be something else like close votes expiring?
    – badp
    Jul 10, 2013 at 14:39
  • @badp Possibly. The close vote number was at 3 about a week or two ago, and when I looked at it today it was only at 1. So I figured that the number had been reset by someone or something.
    – user47129
    Jul 10, 2013 at 14:40
  • I reworded the question to help prevent confusion.
    – user47129
    Jul 10, 2013 at 14:42
  • which question are you talking about?
    – Wipqozn Mod
    Jul 10, 2013 at 14:51

1 Answer 1


Close votes expire after a while. I think this post is the current canonical source on how exactly that works:

Close votes (and probably reopen votes) only expire after all of these conditions are met:

  • 4 days have passed since the last close vote.
  • The question has more than 100 views.
  • Don't forget that three "Leave Open/Closed" votes also starts the decay.
    – Frank
    Jul 10, 2013 at 14:56