Could someone explain how does the vote: close/leave-open work in the context of review tasks?
Consider, please, this example: there are 6 votes there (4-close and 2-leave-open), and the question has been put on hold as off-topic
here there are 6 votes (3-3) and the question has not been declared off-topic.
I knew that it takes 5 votes to close a question.
- 1) What I'd like to know is if my vote to leave-open has any value or meaning. In both cases, will the question be closed anyway when there are 5 votes to close, as if 2 or 3 votes to leave-open had not been cast?
If so, do you think it would be more rational and advisable to close a question when the net balance is 5 votes to one or to the other effect?
- 2) Can you also explain why here at meta only one vote to leave closed is enough to declare that item no longer reviewable? and if/how that question can ever be reopened?
Update after the answer:
In conclusion: if 4 members think a question should not be closed, 5 members can anyway close that question, and the four contrary votes are absolutely irrelevant.
Can someone answer also the second question? There were a couple of reopen votes at that post, which have disappered now: on what conditions can it be reopened?
Why one member that has closed that question can vote again to prevent people from reopening it, and why only one vote (his) is enough to make that item no longer reviewable?
Considering that only some 20 members (out of 100/150) are actively engaging in reopen votes and that 5+5 were involved in the closures, it seems that it is practically impossible to reopen that question.