After having read the FAQ my understanding was that
- Interesting on-topic questions should be voted up
- 'Not interesting' but on-topic questions (too broad for example, or questions that cannot be answered) should be discussed and eventually voted down should no way to make them interesting be found
- Off-topic questions should be closed, regardless their interest
The rationales behind this understanding stand in this part of the introduction:
Questions can be upvoted if you think they'll be interesting, downvoted if you think they won't be, and closed if you think they are a poor fit for the community.
And also, section "Off-topic questions are important, too":
Questions that simply don't fit in the scope of the site should be closed, indicating that, while perhaps interesting, this topic is inappropriate for this site.
I tried to apply this and therefore upvoted, downvoted, and voted to close some questions, a couple of days ago. Today, I have noticed that all my close votes were reverted: instead of close(1) I just see close behind these questions.
Does this mean that someone voted these questions not to be closed (in which case everything is fine) or does this mean that these close votes were reverted by an admin (should I have made a mistake when voting to close these question further to a misundersanding of the FAQ for example)?
Thanks for letting me know, especially if I was mistaken.