In the close votes review queue we are able to select "leave open". What does that really do? Does it counter one of the close votes or is it just a "feel good" option? If it actually does something why don't we have the same option from the regular question screen?
The reason I'm asking this is mainly because I've just come across this question, which currently has 3 close votes. I'll run out of my 20 daily reviews before I reach that one in the queue but would like to cast a "leave open" vote on it.
As far as I can tell, the particular question appears to be heading towards closed simply because it's posted by a dev. I could never be accused of being soft on devs but I really do feel that it's a perfectly valid question that many others, me included, have pondered in the past. As such it doesn't deserve to be closed.