A few hours ago, I went into the Super User Reopen Vote Review Queue and was presented with the option to vote to reopen Microcode, is it compulsory?, which had been edited since it was closed. After a few minutes of consideration, I voted to reopen the question. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep a journal of exactly what happened, or video tape it, but ISTR it was something like this:
I clicked my vote, and (after a delay of a few seconds) I got a red box error, something like this,
only it probably said something about an error when submitting the vote.
- I clicked the ⌧ (
X-in-box) on the red box and clicked refresh in my browser. After a few seconds, I got an error 523 (website is offline / origin is unreachable) from my browser. Repeated refreshing got me more 523 errors, along with one 522 (connection timed out).
Eventually (several minutes later) I got back into the review queue, only to be told that the item was no longer reviewable:
But the question was still closed, pending reopen review:
When I looked at the review queue from an anonymous (i.e., logged out) window, it told me that there was still something in the queue:
and when I looked at it from my logged-in window, I got this enigmatic presentation:
which seemed to suggest (i.e., confirm) that there was something in the queue, but that it was inaccessible to me.
... and then, while I was typing up this bug report,
I noticed that the question had been reopened, and I was startled to see that my reopen vote had contributed to that result:
And, my user activity page shows that I cast a reopen vote, but doesn’t show that I performed a reopen review on the question. And the final gotcha is that my reopen vote count(s) didn’t change during the process.
So I guess the questions are: