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I enjoy voting to leave open a question when the OP has clearly modified their original post or when it seems like others are bullying the OP. But I don't see how it is at all different from "Skip", because it doesn't seem to delete other close votes. Is it there just to make you feel good (like the close button on elevators)?

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    $\begingroup$ Theoretically, if enough people "leave open" then the closure votes decay starts sooner. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 6 '13 at 21:09
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    $\begingroup$ When I vote to "leave open" I leave a comment asking the close voters to give some sort of feedback to the OP. Usually these questions remain open - this is either because everyone agrees with me (maybe I am careful with my "leave open" votes?) or no one can be bothered to give feedback but they now feel guilty voting to close whilst not giving feedback... $\endgroup$ – user1729 Jul 6 '13 at 21:14
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