I recently came across a question that had been closed for being unclear, but I think I knew what the asker meant, so I edited the question and checked the box to have it reviewed for reopening.
I wanted to answer, but now I will have to wait to see whether the question gets reopened before I can even start writing my answer.
We could argue, in this particular case, that only the asker knows about their question and it's up to them to add clarifying details. However, the same situation applies in other cases, such as:
- when the asker edits a question to address the close reason, or
- when someone else edits it to address it based on the asker's comments, or
- when the original closure reason was incorrect (i.e. it was closed as a duplicate and the asker edits in why none of the answers in the target worked for them).
In any case, users cannot begin to write an answer until the question is fully reopened.
I suggest that when a user makes an edit and checks the box saying the question should be reopened then anyone should be able to save an answer draft, and if they do so then they should be notified when, and if, the question is reopened so that they can post their answer (providing that the question has not been further edited).
It would be great for saving time.