So I was doing the re-open review queue and came across this question. I felt it was valid and needed re-opening, but for some reason after my vote the question became open again.

I expected that it should have gone by someone else before it was re-opened, as an example this question required several reviewers to check it before it had chance of being re-opened.

What was different about the first question?

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    you're a wizard harr... @Draken Sep 14, 2017 at 16:00
  • Funny story, on the same question, I cast a close vote and it got closed immediately.
    – Masked Man
    Sep 15, 2017 at 8:06

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It already had 4 reopen votes, so when you said "reopen" it was just reopened because it then had 5 votes.

You can see you were the fifth reopen vote here. But on the other question you were 2/5.

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    Look, more magic!
    – Neo
    Sep 14, 2017 at 15:03
  • For the record, I remember that any gold tag badge user can Single-handedly open/close posts with that tag, so if you eventually get a gold tag badge you might be able to do this without going through other votes. That or being a mod also grants you those privileges I believe.
    – DarkCygnus Mod
    Sep 14, 2017 at 20:19
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    @GrayCygnus only if it was closed as a duplicate, though.
    – enderland
    Sep 14, 2017 at 20:42
  • Question then, why does it not show the other votes in the audit screen of the first post but does show it for the 2nd one?
    – Draken
    Sep 15, 2017 at 10:58
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    @Draken my guess is those reopen votes weren't cast as part of the audit, but just "normal" reopen votes.
    – enderland
    Sep 15, 2017 at 12:09
  • Thanks, that was the bit that threw me. Just seemed odd only my name was there!
    – Draken
    Sep 15, 2017 at 12:34

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