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I'm trying to figure out why I saw a question in the re-open queue. It doesn't appear that the user requested that it be re-opened. It did have a recent edit from a different user on this site. If I were to edit a closed question, would it automatically enter the re-open queue?

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  • Yes, editing a closed question submits it for a reopen, but I think it is only when the OP edits it. – Martijn Pieters Mar 12 '13 at 18:12
  • The case I just saw was not an edit by the OP. – Stephen Ostermiller Mar 12 '13 at 18:19
  • And there were 0 reopen votes on it? Remember that you can vote to reopen someone else's question too. Or perhaps it had been edited by someone else after the OP had edited it? What is the link? – Martijn Pieters Mar 12 '13 at 18:20
  • There is a re-open vote on the question now. I'm not sure if it was there when I found it in the re-open queue. If so, I didn't see it then. – Stephen Ostermiller Mar 12 '13 at 18:22
  • @MartijnPieters I think I recall seeing posts in the reopen queue that had no reopen votes, and only were edited by someone other than the OP. I have no links handy as evidence, though. I am very gun-shy on reopen reviews, so I tend to look at them closely. – Andrew Barber Mar 12 '13 at 18:26
  • The hint box does sometimes say "This post has been edited since it was closed. Should it be reopened?" – Rory Mar 12 '13 at 20:12

Closed questions are only enqueued in the Reopen queue when the asker edits it (within 5 days of its closure).

  • Why is that? If I understand the question and improve it, does it not deserve to be reopen visible? – Madara Uchiha Mar 13 '13 at 18:10

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