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I've come to notice that in SO there are two questions that were closed:

  1. What is the best way to parse html in C#?
  2. Looking for C# HTML parser

They closed each other saying that the other is the duplicate oO, how can one be opened?

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Answer to "What is the best" type of question is usually equally correct. Such question usually will be closed as not constructive with the current rule. –  nhahtdh Aug 10 '12 at 12:50
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Question 2 is closed as a dupe of question 1, which is closed as not constructive. I don't think it stands much of a chance of being reopened. –  Bart Aug 10 '12 at 12:50

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The closed message on What is the best way to parse html in C#? clearly states that it has been closed as Not Constructive, not as a duplicate. Since it has been locked, it cannot be reopened by most users.

It can be unlocked and reopened by a moderator, but this is unlikely as the question isn't within the scope of the site.

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It can be reopened, but would need to be unlocked first. –  ChrisF Aug 10 '12 at 12:52
    
It is locked, but it can be unlocked and reopen by mod. (But it won't be unlocked and reopened in the near future). –  nhahtdh Aug 10 '12 at 12:52

The questions have been merged, not only closed as duplicate. There is no way to reopen a question that was merged into another one.

The target of the merge is closed as not constructive and has also been locked by a moderator. There is no way for a regular user to reopen it, you'll have to convice a moderator to do it.

If you think this question should be reopened, make your case here on meta why it should be reopened. But I wouldn't give it a good chance of being reopened. This question has the "historical significance" lock, which means it was a nice question in its time, but it doesn't fit to the rules of the site now.

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