Sometimes after asking a question, I recognize from the answers of other people that my question was too unspecific or just poorly written or so. That soon leads to a close of the question then. In most cases, given the comments from the people, I know (or I think I know) how to make the question better.
What should I do now? Should I edit the question and hope it got reopened? That is very unlikely because once it is closed, not many people will visit it anymore because it is not shown anymore on the front page.
If I repost it, I
- sometimes get comments that this is a duplicate of my previous closed question or
- that I should not just repost it to work around the closed state or
- the question is asked better but still too unspecific.
Sometimes this again gets closed then.
The biggest problem is that in any case, it is unlikely that a closed question is going to be reopened because if at all only people who have been involved into previous discussions about the question will check back and see the question at all.
Maybe SE itself could also be extended in a few ways to solve this problem; however, this is slightly a different thing what I am asking here (which is about: what should I do, as the author).
Some related discussions (which are more from the answerer point of view):
- Let editing a question reset the vote-for-close count
- To close or not to close questions that are very poorly made?
Some random ideas which came to my mind: