Sometimes a post has crossed the line so patently that a moderator can simply close it.

Sometimes, however, a post might be walking near the line, and it is at least "not obvious" if it should be closed or not.

In this latter case, can a moderator decide to cast a non-definitive closing vote, i.e. a vote which simply counts as 1 instead of directly closing the post?

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    Why not just press skip instead? – Nick ODell Apr 10 '13 at 0:39
  • @NickODell in case you mildly want to close a post, without using your full ♦-power to close it, but casting a simple vote like any other user. – o0'. Apr 10 '13 at 9:11
  • Ah. I misunderstood. – Nick ODell Apr 10 '13 at 16:27
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    Heh, I remember this feature was requested back in the happy Stack Exchange 1.0 days ... too bad it's still not implemented. – ripper234 Apr 10 '13 at 23:29

I wish. Unfortunately we either have to close/delete/whatever outright or abstain from voting. I tend to abstain unless it's really obvious or the question already has 3+ votes on it.

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    It's like all we have is a machine gun and we encounter a rude child. – David Schwartz Apr 12 '13 at 8:40

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