By "corrective action", I mean close/delete/undelete or any other type of vote that may change a post's good-standing status.

Refer to this thread, but I'm sure there's more like it.

The thread received a single close vote on the day it was created, January 5th. However, today on January 9th, I still see that there is one close vote on the thread. Aren't these supposed to expire after 2 days?

Of course, one thought may be that another close vote has been submitted in the past two days while the first one expired. I checked this with the moderator tools though - the thread referenced above does not show as having had a close vote posted in the past two days.

So, are these votes not actually expiring or do they just not disappear when they do?


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No, they expire after 4 days.

Questions.CloseVotesAgeThreshold 4

  • \$\begingroup\$ ...and it seems it has. Why do I remember two days? Was this changed recently-ish? \$\endgroup\$
    – Iszi
    Jan 10, 2011 at 16:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Iszi Spam/offensive flags age in 2 days. That's probably what you were thinking of. \$\endgroup\$
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jan 28, 2011 at 20:11

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