I received today for one of my questions the following Inbox message:

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I am surprised because:

  • I didn't even know the question was closed (I neither saw any counter on the close flag, nor the [closed] suffix in the question title)
  • this is the first time I get such a message, despite having had questions closed and reopened in the past
  • You could check the timeline of your question if it was closed at a point. – πάντα ῥεῖ May 18 at 10:42
  • The timeline shows it was closed: christianity.stackexchange.com/posts/77887/timeline you can find the timeline by pressing the clock symbol left of the post, under the voting buttons. – rene May 18 at 10:42
  • There is no notification when it's closed due to "Do not notify about bad things" policy which is still mostly in place. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask May 18 at 10:48
  • Thanks everyone - the message is something relatively new (meta.stackexchange.com/a/336960/256398) and I apparently did not have any questions closed and reopened in the meantime. I do not understand, however, why the [closed] message was not appended to the title (I checked the question a few times a day so i would not have missed it, especially that there were discussions in the comments about not closing it) – WoJ May 18 at 11:04
  • @WoJ you should get notifications of comments being posted on your question IIRC. – Luuklag May 18 at 11:31

The timeline of the post shows it was indeed closed and then reopened:


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  • Thanks, I did not realize that the timeline covers these events (and it is logical that it does, I am not sure why I thought that it was only for edits). – WoJ May 18 at 11:02
  • @WoJ - When a question is closed or reopened a new revision is created and viewable in the edit history and timeline. – Ramhound May 18 at 15:18

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