My question was closed as "Not a real question" by a user with more than 3K reputation and a moderator. Therefore I searched on meta for a way to reopen my question and found this post which had many up votes so I decided to follow the suggestions. It suggested the user to make some edits and flag the post for moderator review and post a "request" on meta. But I found that some requests were also closed on meta with many down votes like this one. Therefore I am confused now if a request should be posted on meta for reopening a closed question or not but I have already flagged my edited question for moderator review.
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When a closed question is edited for improvement, it enters a reopen queue where other users can see what changed. If the question has been sufficiently improved, it will likely be reopened. If not, additional edits are most likely needed.
If your question was not reopened within a day or so, and you feel that you did sufficiently improve it, you can flag it for a moderator's attention to be reviewed. To do this, select 'other' as the reason and let them know you've made what you feel are the necessary edits. If the moderator agrees with you, they'll reopen your question. If they don't, they'll probably leave some feedback when declining your flag. Make sure to check your flag status page to see this information if that's the case.
If you've done that, and honestly feel that your question now meets our topic and quality criteria, and can't understand what else you could possibly do to improve it, then yes - you're more than welcome to come here to meta to ask for help. When you do:
Questions of this nature on Meta are generally well received if effort on your part is apparent, you'll likely see your question edited into shape by others if it can be saved if you post constructively here.
Just ... try to help yourself first :)
Yes, Meta is the correct place to post reopen requests, though we suggest that you make edits to improve it first.
In my opinion, your question should not be reopened in its present state. The reasons are:
You are more than welcome to edit your question to make it more applicable and specific, at which point, we will be more than happy to reopen it.
If you vote for reopen the question, you required 4 other vote for reopen your question.
If you able to get 4 other vote with your reopen vote your question will be reopen.