Can you allow us to view total re-open vote count in data explorer?

I am asking because I find it extremely hard to get questions re-opened by the community on lower traffic SE sites. Closed questions already have very low levels of traffic, so I find it extremely difficult to get the attention of five 3K+ rep users to vote within 4 days of each other to re-open a question.

Since we only get 1 reopen vote per the lifetime of a question, and that vote can expire, I would like to be able to view the total number of re-open votes a question has received over a period of time so I can show moderators that a question actually has received many reopen votes, but they just haven't been within 4 days of each other.

I feel this would also be a useful tool for moderators who are on the fence about questions, because they could see how much (or how little) support the community has for a question which can aid them in deciding if a question should get re-opened or remain closed.

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  • @CodyGray My problem is trying to re-open older questions that have over 100 views, like this one. It has been significantly edited, the mods are aware of it, and a question was posted on meta about it, however we cannot get 5 votes within the 4 day timeframe and some re-open votes have already expired. – Rachel Feb 28 '12 at 18:28
  • @CodyGray You mean more than 100 views, I think – Michael Mrozek Feb 28 '12 at 18:29
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    +1 - I support this. If SE is going to be successful, I think management is going to have to realize that some of these smaller sites might need some special treatment, or special access to information for their moderators. – Adam Rackis Feb 28 '12 at 18:32
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    Hmm. If the moderators are aware of it, and a question was posted on Meta about it, and you still can't get the required votes to re-open, might that be an indication that maybe it shouldn't be re-opened? I see how this might be a concern for some of the beta sites (which is what I thought you were referring to), but I don't think Programmers is small enough that there isn't a solid base of 3k+ users with re-open privileges. [Ack, and yes, I got things a bit mixed up in that first comment. Not worth correcting now.] – Cody Gray Feb 28 '12 at 18:34
  • You should simply talk to your moderators on chat and ask them why it wasn't reopened. – Ivo Flipse Feb 28 '12 at 18:44
  • @CodyGray This is not the only example. There are other questions I have tried getting re-opened and the moderators have told me that the question could go either way, and they'd rather leave it closed since they weren't sure. I was thinking a tool like this could assist moderators in making these kinds of decisions so they could see what kind of support a question has from the community, not just one vocal member. – Rachel Feb 28 '12 at 19:07

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