Does voting to "leave open" counter a "close" vote?

From what I've seen, it doesn't seem to.

How does this work?

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I THINK your leave open vote will count towards removing the item from the queue, but will not undo a close vote.

  • 5 votes to close
  • 3 reviews to get out of the queue
  • 3 reopen votes opens the question again.

I don't think skips have any effect but to let the person go on to the next question. As a mod, I skip all the time because my votes are binding. I'll cast the last or next to last close vote, but I hesitate to cast the first.

Also, close votes get stale and expire. So if you vote to close and there isn't a consensus, eventually the question gets back to 0 close votes.

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    Thanks MrChrister! Lame implementation since it has the same effect as "skip". Oh well.
    – user11865
    Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 17:53
  • @quantycuenta No, skip leaves the item in the queue for others to review and potentially close. Don't forget that 5 to close, 3 to reopen is also a balance in the close system.
    – MrChrister
    Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 17:58
  • How many "don't close"es required to take it out of the queue?
    – user11865
    Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 21:03
  • @quantycuenta - here is the SO people discussing the feature. I think it is pretty up to date: meta.stackexchange.com/a/134673/24229
    – MrChrister
    Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 21:12

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