This question https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/194028/export-image-as-eps-but-pi-symbol-changes-in-matlab was in my Close Review queue. I voted to leave open.

The post mentioned is just an example, I do not refer to the content of that post at all.

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After some time, there were 2 close votes visible on the post

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I was curious if I could still vote for close, although the question was already in the queue and I voted as mentioned.

The answer is: Yes, it is possible to vote for close! I did that, but retracted it afterwards.

Why is is this possible? As a chance to think again about a previous Leave open vote? ;-)

This question is somehow related to What is the difference between these two kinds of close votes?, but is not a duplicate, in my point of view.

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I added some screen shots to show the proceedings...


Given that people can change their minds, this isn't a problem (in the same way that you can retract a close vote).

There isn't a good reason to disallow close votes - given that edits or additional comments may push the question to something that you'd rather close (for example).

  • I think, the edit/comment aspect is crucial: It can change the meaning of a question definitely!
    – user31729
    Jul 31 '14 at 13:04
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    Well, on the other hand: I can retract a close vote on the close link, but I can not retract a Leave open or Recommend deletion inside the review queues... This is a little bit schizophrenic, in my point of view
    – user31729
    Aug 3 '14 at 22:00

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