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?

  • Yes, editing a closed question submits it for a reopen, but I think it is only when the OP edits it. Commented Mar 12, 2013 at 18:12
  • See Should questions be added to the reopen queue as soon as they're edited by the original author? for a discussion of the option. Commented Mar 12, 2013 at 18:17
  • The case I just saw was not an edit by the OP. Commented Mar 12, 2013 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? Commented Mar 12, 2013 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. Commented Mar 12, 2013 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. Commented Mar 12, 2013 at 18:26
  • The hint box does sometimes say "This post has been edited since it was closed. Should it be reopened?"
    – Rory
    Commented Mar 12, 2013 at 20:12

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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? Commented Mar 13, 2013 at 18:10

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