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As it happens, I didn't closevote either of OP's examples. But I will admit it's very likely I leave less explanatory comments when I do closevote through the "review" facility. I note that currently this question is tagged discussion. I think it's been proposed before on meta that closevotes on the main site should require a comment. I wouldn't go that far,...


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Perhaps I'm a Bad Userâ„¢, but I'll confess that there are some times when either I'm in hurry, or the question is so bad that I can't motivate myself to comment upon it as I vote to close. Does the review queue make this worse? I don't use it too often, but I'll toss out some speculation: It seems like if you know you have X more questions to review ...


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It's probable that someone who doesn't leave comments when reviewing questions with close votes would not leave comments even when casting a close vote in other ways. In fact, it still possible to comment from the "Close Votes" review queue. With the new review system, questions with close vote are more visible, but I think that was the wanted effect. You ...


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I can't speak for what everyone else was thinking, but I can tell you my thoughts. I thought the first question was interesting. I learned a new word (autohyponym), and even left an answer. The other question? Sorry, it was too basic for me. I didn't see the need to let a question on the difference between "the" and "a" remain open, nor did I feel ...


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