Say that someone (Reuven) posts something on here. A person (Shimon) votes to close it.

Now, someone else (Levi) comes along, sees this close vote, and disagrees with it. So he might comment on the post and ping Shimon why he thinks the post shouldn't be closed.

Is there an issue of Rechilus, saying something that makes one person upset at another (see Chafetz Chaim, Rechilus 1:2)?

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    Why is it embarrassing to Shimon that someone disagrees with him? Also, if someone doesn't want others discussing their actions, they shouldn't be participating on this site.
    – Double AA
    Aug 25, 2016 at 15:47
  • @DoubleAA By the same token, if someone doesn't want their actions being discussed they should lock themselves up in their house for their entire life. Fair enough about embarrassment, but it still might make Reuven upset that Shimon voted to close his post.
    – DonielF
    Aug 25, 2016 at 22:09
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    that's not the same token. expressing an opinion in public and acting on it in a way that affects others is not the opposite of locking yourself in your house.
    – Double AA
    Aug 25, 2016 at 22:12
  • You can see who votes to close something (before it is closed)? On a duplicate, you see the first close voter, yes. Otherwise? (cc @DoubleAA because you are here and likely to know).
    – Yishai
    Aug 25, 2016 at 22:15
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    Very similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/1471/…
    – Isaac Moses
    Aug 25, 2016 at 23:01


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