In this answer Michael Kjörling told us that a question that is not well received requires three votes to be deleted. That answer was to a question about why the question the OP voted to delete was immediately deleted.

I believe the vote count remaining for deleting questions is not being reported correctly.

I tested by voting to delete the two lowest ranked questions on the site. They are both closed and one has a delete vote already while the other does not.

Question with one delete vote already: enter image description here

Question with zero delete votes already: enter image description here

Both questions show that 25 votes are remaining. I would presume that the "25 remaining" is how many more close votes are required before the question is deleted. In these cases, I don't see how that can be the correct value.

Does anyone else get the correct count on either of these questions?

I'm running Chrome (Version 44.0.2403.157 m) on Windows 7 64-bit.

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    $\begingroup$ Are you sure the indicated count isn't how many more delete votes you can make for a given time period? $\endgroup$ – Frostfyre Aug 24 '15 at 19:13
  • $\begingroup$ The 25 votes are remaining is how many more YOU have for this 24 hour period. How many you have is based on your reputation. $\endgroup$ – bowlturner Aug 24 '15 at 19:32
  • $\begingroup$ @bowlturner Yep, Vincent covered that in the answer below :) $\endgroup$ – Samuel Aug 24 '15 at 19:34
  • $\begingroup$ Ya, I read that AFTER I made my comment... Need to pay more attention... $\endgroup$ – bowlturner Aug 24 '15 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ Hm. I see what you mean. I think Vincent is correct, but I also think that this is definitely a place that could use a little bit of clarification! $\endgroup$ – user Aug 24 '15 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ And I missed this the first time around (but it doesn't really change much). You write here in the introductory sentence about "close votes", but the question was about delete votes. Closing a question always takes five votes, unless a diamond moderator steps in and closes the question. $\endgroup$ – user Aug 25 '15 at 12:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Michael Ah, a mistake. We talk about closing far more than deleting. It just slipped in there. $\endgroup$ – Samuel Aug 25 '15 at 14:13

No, the 25 vote remaining are the number of deletion votes you can cast:

How many times can I vote to delete per day?

At 2,000 reputation, you can cast 5 delete votes per day. An additional vote is granted per 1000 reputation, to a maximum of 30 delete votes per day.

Edited: I quoted the wrong site. We are still in beta and the reputation required is lower : 2000 instead of 10 000.

  • $\begingroup$ The Worldbuilding SE page would probably be a better link. $\endgroup$ – Frostfyre Aug 24 '15 at 19:16
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    $\begingroup$ Ahhh, ok. That makes sense. Except a situation where I need to cast that many delete votes. $\endgroup$ – Samuel Aug 24 '15 at 19:17
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    $\begingroup$ However, the wording is confusing so it would still be worth stack exchange changing it - for example if it said "You have 25 votes remaining" $\endgroup$ – Tim B Aug 27 '15 at 11:44

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