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Q: How can I sort users by how many of my questions they close voted?

Franck DernoncourtI posted questions. Some got closed. I'd like to see which users close voted them most often. E.g., display: user X close voted to close 23 of my questions, user Y close voted to close 17 of my questions, etc. I believe we can only see users who submitted close votes for closed questions, so I'm ...

 
And what would you do with this information?
 
@Rubiksmoose curiosity
 
I don't think this is already a feature; it seems like you are requesting one. Shouldn't your post be tagged with "feature-request"?
 
@Ollie I was hoping the answer was some SEDE query.
 
Nij
This is an absurd request. There is zero positive outcome for any regular user to have this information, and multitudes of potential (and actual) abuse that would come of it.
 
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I’m voting to close this question because this seems like a request with no positive outcome and has potential for harm.
 
@Rubiksmoose that's not a reason to close, and it's not necessarily harmful
 
@FranckDernoncourt I disagree on both accounts.
 
Ideally, you shouldn’t be posting enough close-worthy questions that such an analysis would be statistically meaningful....
 
@DanBron it's ok I didn't plan to write a treatise on the results.
 
@FranckDernoncourt What I mean is “unless you’re doing something very wrong, the results of the query would not tell you anything, would be useless for any purpose, public or private”, not just writing a aggrieved Medium post. IOW: if you’re posting a lot of stuffed that gets closed, the issue isn’t someone else.
 
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@DanBron as mentioned earlier, my motivation is simply curiosity. If you aren't curious about it, that's fine.
 
If you have the rep you can visit the review history page and comb through the reviews. Knowing the dates of your posts will make the task slighter quicker.
 
Why don't you just thank every close voter for helping you & other users?
 
However, your request comes off as being vindictive not curious. "I want to know the names of the user(s) who have cast their vote to close my posts, so that I can pay 'tit for tat'" Your request may be the fruit of idle curiosity but it certainly doesn't sound like that. In any case, close votes are not anonymous, the info is available to you if you can spare more than five minutes.
 
@Mari-LouA "Your request may be the fruit of idle curiosity but it certainly doesn't sound like that." Could you please suggest how to make my question sounds non-vindictive to your ears? I had no intent to make sounds vindictive, and it sounds neutral to me.
@philipxy how do you want me to proceed to do so?
 
My comment was rhetorical, but to actually do it, I would expect you to leave a comment to them. To find out who they are short of visiting all your closed questions I would expect you to start by visiting SEDE & looking at what data is available & posting a question if stuck. The question this comment is posted on doesn't reflect even that much research. If your profile didn't show any related technical sites I would still expect research to the point of being stuck reflected.
 
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@philipxy so now do you realize my question can also be used to thanks my most active close voters?
 
I didn't say it couldn't. I didn't say anything about why you wanted to see the info. Why don't you just say what you mean instead of asking questions sideways? (Rhetorical.)
 
Rob
I've had single users follow my posts and take the time to comment on each one, out of over 10M users I'd get a few comments a day from one person. In that situation it's easy to see your stalker, sometimes difficult for them to get the message. With other actions such as votes one can not even get the information. Close votes is an allowed data point, harvesting it and presenting it in a useful form is something that can be requested. IF some people want that information hidden too then it should be the subject of their own feature request; no need to wrangle this one.
 
@philipxy I thought a sideway question would be an appropriate follow-up to a rhetorical question.
 
@FranckDernoncourt with regards to making this question seem less malicious, you could start by providing a single valid, positive reason why this information would be helpful to you or anybody else in the future.
 
@Rubiksmoose just because a few users could try to make a bad use (wouldn't do much with all the control on voting) doesn't mean we should prevent good users from getting the information they are interested in.
 
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@FranckDernoncourt Currently, there has not been a single positive use for this information proposed by anyone. The only outcomes I can think of are neutral or abusive. In my opinion, people who want this information should just figure it out for themselves.
 
@Rubiksmoose satisfying one's curiosity is a positive outcome. Maybe that's why I'm using stack exchange in the first place?
 
I’m voting to close this question because because this seems like a request with no positive outcome and has potential for harm.
 
@JasonBassford What's the point of closing it, since there is already a posted answer that works?
 
@FranckDernoncourt There can be no positive outcome from this. I've downvoted the existing answer—and there should be no ability to post further answers.
 
@JasonBassford satisfying one's curiosity is a positive outcome.
 
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@JasonBassford you're mixing up close vote reasons and down vote reasons. Please don't do that.
 
I think everyone needs to take a deep breath and recognize that close votes are NOT ANONYMOUS. I can see who is close voting in the review queue. I get to see who else voted to close a question I closed. I vote to close a lot of questions, and I guarantee you that there are some users whose pattern of questions make them more likely to get a close vote from me. If some of those people want to accuse me of bias against them because they notice my name pops up a lot, how is that different from having factual data showing I close their questions a lot? I don't get it.
 
Rob
Since I've been pointed out as a frequent close voter: My closes are for dupes: 1, 2, 3, etc., more a case of stalking the Queue and not Franck (save for his ability to spot dupes and avoid such closures) - Franck has also offered thank you comments.
 
Also, information is inherently valuable and we shouldn't need to prove it has a worthwhile use to get help accessing it in a useful form. The most likely result someone will get from seeing the results of this query is that they will find out that there isn't just one person persecuting them - lots of people think that batch of questions needed improvement. If there is someone that votes to close more often than others, they might be a good source of advice for improving.
 
Rob
... and the reopeners don't get the same notoriety as the CVers do.
 
@rene I have not confused anything. I don't believe this question (and any answer) should actually exist. Not only do I disagree with it, but at a meta level (no pun intended) I believe it can't do anything but harm. It's one thing for close votes to be visible on individual questions, but compiling a list of that data and using it as some kind of targeted metric is something that cannot possibly be beneficial. I find the question and the answer to be dangerous.
 
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@JasonBassford So, you're completely opposed to close voters being visible to the authors of questions they closed? Because currently people can see who closed their questions. If it's so dangerous, maybe we should do something about that.
 
@ColleenV Seeing it on an individual question, on a case-by-case basis, is fine. Being able to query the data and then use it as an overall metric is not.
 
@JasonBassford Why? I can compile all of that information without a query, it just saves time. It's PUBLIC information. What horrible thing will happen if I find out that someone votes to close every question I ask and I question whether that is fair? People are expected to be accountable for their moderation decisions.
 
 
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in Language Overflow on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 20 secs ago, by M.A.R.
So the crux of my argument is that to prove mass-closing abuse, you need a deep case-by-case analysis, backed by the community's opinion, and even then notice a visible pattern that can be safely attributed to malintent and not ignorance. The huge amount of work this needs dwarfs finding about a single useless data point that's skewed by many innocuous and unrelated factors.

In the meanwhile, what the number *will* accomplish is that folks who consider all closing evil are aided in their personal vendetta against prolific close voters, to serially downvote them or annoy or harass them in a