Is it possible to un-vote to close a question? For example, I recently voted to close a question then I realised I was wrong and that it should be left open. I want to take back my vote. I want to un-vote to close.

Is this possible? Is there anything I can do?


This is currently on meta.SO, as can be seen here (and this specific answer linked to by Mad Scientist contains some more information).

So it shouldn't be too long until you will be able to do this.

  • $\begingroup$ Post 10000 on meta! $\endgroup$ – user142198 Mar 24 '15 at 1:39

Is there anything I can do?

If you voted to close a question as a duplicate and later realized it isn't, you can help others avoid the same mistake by leaving a comment, e.g., "This question looks similar to X but is not a duplicate."

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    $\begingroup$ I have already done this :) $\endgroup$ – user1729 Jun 17 '13 at 13:02

This has been resolved. You can now un-vote-to-close!

Relevant meta.SO link: Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes?

It is also listed among Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange on 2013-07-15.

  • $\begingroup$ user1729: I've added some meta.SO links to your answer, since I think that it might be useful information for some users. I hope you do mind. (If you do not want them there, you can simply rollback/edit.) $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Aug 1 '13 at 11:54
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak No, they're great and they definitely belong. Thanks. (The first question is over four years old - it took them a while to sort this!) $\endgroup$ – user1729 Aug 1 '13 at 11:55

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