I was just asked to review the following question:
Is there a conventional way of returning error statuses from JSON web services?
I voted no, it shouldn't be reopened. It's subjective and open to opinions rather than facts. This is my personal view as a reviewer.
I was presented with:
"You didn't pass. There are no major problems with this question. You should click Reopen..."
I don't know if there is a better way of "testing" reopens, but this method strikes me as odd. The important thing for me is it puts me off reviewing as I get nervous that I'm doing it wrong when I am really trying to help.
I think maybe a set of questions should be selected by a moderator as "good review questions" because going on the number of votes a question has doesn't work. In fact the questions with the highest number of votes on this site tend to be closed as too broad or subjective!
I think actually, having looked at the question alone, I can see the point that it is borderline on topic. But I'm only really able to come to that conclusion by seeing that the answers posted are, as a rule, sensible and factual.
Perhaps then, what it needs is for you to be able to see the question and the top voted answer when making your judgement.