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?
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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.
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.