Yesterday I voted to close this question as Off-Topic. However there were already 4 votes to close as Duplicate and so, along with the Dup-link at the top of the question, the Close Reason got set as:
marked as duplicate by Blackwood, Jason Baker, Ward, Rogue Jedi, amflare
This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.
I'm not complaining about this, but rather, I'm curious how the site decides which reason to use when there are multiple vote reasons.
It seems obvious that the one with more votes is the chosen reason, but:
- What if there is a tie (2,2,1 or 1,1,1,1,1) between reasons? Which takes priority?
- Is there ever a close reason that will take precedence even if not receiving the majority of the votes?
This may be more appropriate on Meta.SE, but I thought I'd ask here first in case SFF has its own formula.