Since we put questions 'on hold' now instead of 'closed', shouldn't the activity change to say 'Put on hold' instead of 'closed'?

Screen shot of activity that says 'Post Closed'

If you look at the actual question (for reference: https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/54043/product-support-studies), it says [on hold] because that's the language that we switched to. But when a user looks at their Edit history, it says Post Closed. Shouldn't that activity say Put on hold?

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    Yup, totally agree here. Good spot. However having a quick look on Meta StackOverflow it appears it has been pointed out there before, but got no attention there. Perhaps it'll get some attention here though.
    – JonW Mod
    Mar 14, 2014 at 22:18
  • Agreed; how should it transition to "closed" though? Thinking either change "on hold" to "closed" after the several day window or add a second event that says "closed".
    – Ben Brocka
    Mar 17, 2014 at 13:03
  • I would suggest adding a second event so that there's a distinction between the 'on hold' action and the 'closed' action.
    – elemjay19
    Mar 17, 2014 at 15:32
  • Actually, [On Hold] is only temporary. If the post is not reopened within a week it changes to [closed].
    – Seth
    Mar 17, 2014 at 20:07
  • Right, but those are two different events and should probably be represented differently in the activity page. Especially since when I posted this, that screenshot said 'closed' but the question says 'on hold'. It has confused many users (as evidenced by users asking "why is my question closed" when it is, in fact, on hold)
    – elemjay19
    Mar 17, 2014 at 22:26


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