Would it be possible to add close/reopen vote information to the questions object?

For example, you usually see something along the lines of:

close (3)

when a question has three (current) close-votes. Can we get access to this in the API, maybe display the number of close-votes and possibly the types suggested (i.e. Not Constructive, Not a Real Question, etc).

  • I also would like to see this implemented. It would even be better if you would allow us to do close vote using the API.
    – PeeHaa
    Commented Mar 3, 2012 at 16:12
  • @PeeHaa I believe write access will be allowed in a future version of the API, not just yet. Commented Mar 3, 2012 at 16:16
  • Note that, as of now, this information (# of close votes) has been available from the API for quite some time.
    – Makyen
    Commented Jan 23, 2018 at 9:21

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I'll slot this in for v2.1, not super useful in general but definitely interesting information that we should make available.

  • Wait - v2.1? - would it be possible to get a brief summary of what that will include? Commented Mar 12, 2012 at 5:25
  • @George - no, it's just in the "writing things down to remember to include" stage not an active development one. Commented Mar 12, 2012 at 5:28
  • But it's safe to assume that it will not support writing data (scheduled for v3.0), correct? Commented Mar 12, 2012 at 5:48
  • @George - eh, 2.1 may become 3.0 (with implied write access); depends on scheduling, available resources, and what not. Far too early to say definitively. Commented Mar 12, 2012 at 6:01
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    @KevinMontrose The close vote count is available now... any plans for the pre-closure reasons? Commented Jul 27, 2015 at 10:38

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