Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

If stack exchange is a democratic web site, is there a way to contest to reopen a closed question, or is it common to get "bulldozed" by the administrator. In other words, is there a way I can contest a decision to close a question?

share|improve this question
@random, because you changed the tag to support, do I assume this feature is available? – CMR Mar 28 '11 at 2:19
The problem with speculation is you make speck out of you and some guy named Lation. – random Mar 28 '11 at 2:24
@random, that was just a question, don't bring Lation into this! – CMR Mar 28 '11 at 3:58
Benevolent oligarchy. Pure democracy is almost as bad as anarchy. You'd still get bulldozed, but there would be almost no guarantee that the reasoning behind the dozing was legit. – Won't Mar 28 '11 at 14:08
@Will, unfortunately there is no such thing as benevolent oligrachy. Power corrupts, and that is that. This is why we are still, at least by law, allowed to impeach a president. This is why judicial and executive departments are separated. – CMR Mar 28 '11 at 14:28
@CMR: Just for that, I'm banning all of your accounts. – Won't Mar 28 '11 at 14:31
@Will, okay, time for me to re-register with another ID. Just lost a traffic ticket fight ;-( wish I could re-register for a new driver's ID – CMR Mar 28 '11 at 14:35
@CMR: And I'm taking away your car. – Won't Mar 28 '11 at 15:31
@Will, duh! Don't care, my lease is almost up. Flame bait: the second line in your profile should read "who have guns in their hands." – CMR Mar 28 '11 at 17:42
@CMR: Why? That's a direct quote from someone who was butthurt because JA suspended him for asking crap questions. "Your modraters are just monkeys who has guns in there hands." I lol'd and instantly remembered that pic. Had to macro it. – Won't Mar 28 '11 at 19:22
@Will, +1. Interesting, didn't know the history. – CMR Mar 28 '11 at 20:27
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Post here on Meta giving us the specific question and why you think it should be reopened, and if enough people agree, it will be reopened.

share|improve this answer
Thanks, that should work. – CMR Mar 28 '11 at 2:21

If you have the ability to vote to close a question, then you also have the ability to vote to reopen a question.

If the question was closed. My suggestion is to figure out why the question was closed. If the question can be improved so that it meets the guidelines for being on-topic, then I would suggest improving the question, voting to reopen, and leaving a comment on the question stating why you think the question should be reopened.

I've seen this happen on Project Management SE where a closed question was quickly cleaned up and reopened. This actually leads to a more interesting point: If a question can be improved, it should probably not be closed.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .