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I'd like to have this remark by animuson confirmed or refuted:

This is unverified, but I remember reading somewhere that an edit can only bump a question into the Reopen Votes queue once. Further edits would not continue bumping it into review. I could not find a source for that, though.

I could not find a source, either. There is an explanation of how edits send questions into Reopen queue, but it does not address this point.

My reason for asking: I often see questions with minor formatting edits (made by someone other than OP) in the Reopen queue. The reviewers decide to Leave Closed, since the reason for closure still applies. Suppose that OP edits the question later; will the edit send it to be reviewed again? If not, this means that minor edits to an on-hold question reduce the chance of the question being reopened.

  • Shog9's answer meta.stackoverflow.com/a/256572 confirms the remark. The last sentence I quote: "A question will only be enqueued once per closure via editing. It will be enqueued once per reopen vote as long as there are no outstanding reopen votes that've already triggered a review." – Willie Wong Sep 16 '14 at 11:33
  • Thanks; I did not think to search meta.SO for this. – user259867 Sep 16 '14 at 12:02
  • Don't thank me. Thank Google. :-) – Willie Wong Sep 16 '14 at 12:03
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Shog9 answered this question on meta.SO:

A question will only be enqueued once per closure via editing. It will be enqueued once per reopen vote as long as there are no outstanding reopen votes that've already triggered a review.

  • interesting that this isn't the case for close queue; when prior votes expire, question can re-enter it: Same question goes through close review queue twice, is that good or bad? – gnat Sep 16 '14 at 12:11
  • But this is the same for reopen votes, as the second sentence says. Only edit-induced reviews are limited to "once per closure". – user259867 Sep 16 '14 at 12:17
  • ah I see! that makes more sense now, thanks – gnat Sep 16 '14 at 12:22

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