I recently voted to closed several questions as duplicates: 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Somehow they have different fate: and first and the fourth one got into the review queue, and the fourth closed (by a gold-badger).

The second and third one, if I understand correctly, are not yet in the review queue. Actually I doubt if they will: my closed vote have already been invalidated (see their timeline 2, 3)

That seems to be a bug (at least a wrong feature). It is fine that closed vote are invalidated after the review are completed (like those in the first question, somehow it is not shown in the timeline that the votes are gone). But if it is invalidated before triggering a review, then there is no way an individual user can trigger a closing (without putting it in CRUDE for example).

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    $\begingroup$ I'd guess that the close votes in this case aged away. It happens either after 4 days or after 14 days, depending on number of the view, see help center and also How do close votes age away? $\endgroup$ Mar 21, 2018 at 16:35
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    $\begingroup$ This is not related to your main question, but since both examples were duplicate close votes, I'll mention existence of The duplicate thread. $\endgroup$ Mar 21, 2018 at 16:36
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, @MartinSleziak Somehow I forget about that thread. I'will put those questions into that thread. $\endgroup$
    – user99914
    Mar 21, 2018 at 16:46
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    $\begingroup$ To confirm what @MartinSleziak said, it aged away. (As an aside, Aged away votes can be recast after some time.) $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Mar 21, 2018 at 18:26

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This is not a bug. The votes aged away, as suggested by Martin.

For all I can tell, the questions were in the review queue. It is just that no one reviewed them. See the review-reports:

Once the one vote had aged away, they got removed from the queue. Of course it is not ideal that no one reviewed them. But this seems like a separate issue.


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