Regarding this question, also discussed on Politics.SE's own meta, there's one thing I (still) don't understand: why did one edit apparently trigger two reopen reviews, five days apart?

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The first reopen-review was clearly triggered by the immediately preceding edit. What triggered the 2nd review, five days later?

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    There probably was a manual reopen vote on the post itself. If you are not a moderator on the site you can’t see those in the timeline. Mar 21, 2020 at 8:56
  • @MartijnPieters: And those don't show up in the new/spiffy history tab? Is that a bug or a "feature"?
    – Fizz
    Mar 21, 2020 at 8:57
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    Why should they show up? The reopen failed. No, I don’t think that’s a bug. Mar 21, 2020 at 8:58
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    Feature request to add summaries of close and reopen votes to the timeline: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/277132/… Mar 21, 2020 at 9:01
  • @MartijnPieters: I see. I was expecting/hoping that the history attempts to show what triggered review(s), but apparently that's not the intention/scope of the present design.
    – Fizz
    Mar 21, 2020 at 9:01

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Unless you are a moderator, not all sources of triggers are visible in the timeline.

Reopen reviews can also be triggered by someone casting a re-open vote directly on the post. Since that’s a vote to reopen these are not shown in the timeline for anyone below moderator level. Someone almost certainly tried to reopen that post directly from the post itself here.

There is an open feature request to add daily summaries of close and reopen vote counts to the timeline.


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