Does a feature like this exist? A question has been closed, because the user must write it in a better way.

I have already an answer for it, and it would be great to have an alert/notification when it will be open again.

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    I'd recommend not to tag a question feature-request unless you have a fully fleged one. Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 14:42
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    You can just follow the question and you will be notified of any activity on it.
    – Mark Kirby
    Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 14:43
  • no @MarkKirby , it seems that only the author will get a notification when a question is open again
    – aborruso
    Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 15:04
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    @MarkKirby I have read it there meta.stackexchange.com/a/351105/460253
    – aborruso
    Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 15:09
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    It should be relatively easy to add reopen actions as a notification for following. Since I can certainly imagine that someone might follow a closed question to see if it gets reopened - so that they can answer it - I think this seems like a reasonable addition to the current feature. I'll see if we can make this happen. :)
    – Catija
    Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 18:07
  • You can always use a web tracker like pageprobe for firefox. Just select the word closed over your question and select "Track Content". Commented Jul 22, 2020 at 3:10
  • @Des is there any timeline more precise then 6-8 weeks for this?
    – Luuklag
    Commented Aug 25, 2020 at 17:07
  • @Luuklag not at the moment but we are queueing it up for review on our next grooming call. I can drop a comment here when it gets pulled into an active sprint if that's helpful. Should be within the next couple of sprints.
    – Des StaffMod
    Commented Aug 25, 2020 at 17:22
  • Thanks @Des. Sounds like its more on the 6 side then the 8 side, so thats good to know. Well see when this gets status-completed. That's soon enough for me.
    – Luuklag
    Commented Aug 25, 2020 at 18:07
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    I was really surprised to see that a closed question that I had followed was reopened weeks ago. I followed it so that I could answer it when reopened. This is literally the most obvious use of a "follow" feature. Stunned it doesn't work as I expected it to. Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 7:30
  • @Des any news about this feature? Thank you
    – aborruso
    Commented Oct 3, 2020 at 10:52
  • @Des: anything new about this? I just posted the same feature request and got sent here almost before I clicked "post"... Commented Oct 9, 2020 at 14:29
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    @StephanKolassa: It's tagged "status-planned", which means they plan to implement it when they get to it. Could be 4-6 weeks, could be 4-6 years... Commented Oct 9, 2020 at 14:45
  • @StephanKolassa no update. The tickets are groomed and in our backlog but are secondary in priority compared to some other active projects. Still planned though and ready to be picked up as soon as time permits.
    – Des StaffMod
    Commented Oct 9, 2020 at 18:27
  • @SonictheK-DayHedgehog you are right but this is an important feature and should be implemented soon :(
    – aborruso
    Commented Oct 31, 2020 at 9:04

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A similar post on Meta Stack Overflow made the same request, and the functionality was added in October. See the linked post for details.

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