I've seen a few questions (not many, thankfully, but enough) that a few people don't like, so they pounce on it and get it closed. That's their right, but there are also people who do find it useful, so they vote to reopen it.
Problem is, once they've got it reopened, the original voters are still around, and depending on how passionate everyone is about whether or not this is a question we ought to be discussing on here, it can easily degenerate into an ugly condition resembling a Wikipedia edit war. Closed! Reopened! Closed! Reopened! Duck season! Rabbit season!
This is kinda ridiculous, IMO. Seems to me that once a question has been reopened, by the votes of five respected members of the community, that ought to be the end of it. Especially since the only people who are going to vote to reopen a question are the ones who actually care about the subject matter, whereas anyone at all can vote to close.
I see this occasionally in the
Delphi tag. Sometimes 3, 4 or even all 5 of the people who voted to close don't even have the
Delphi tag anywhere in the tag list on their profiles. Even if they've earned the right to vote to close questions in general on StackOverflow, they shouldn't have the right to overrule the judgment of those of us who actually know the subject matter. I'm sure users of other less-popular tags have had similar experiences.
Can we get it added to the business rules of the site that a reopened question is reopened permanently, and do away with the pointless reopen wars?
Presumably prompted by: Should I move from Java programming to Delphi programming? [closed].