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A question of mine got closed today. Too quickly I may say. (See another related meta question of mine here). I took measures to repair the issue and voted to reopen it. And now I am in a waiting... waiting... mode. (Well not physcially). Isn't this ironic that a question gets closed so quickly and reopening it seems like a big hassle where I have to wait on some other people to take action and I don't know how long it takes.. if ever!?

While my original plan was to wait for a few days before posting this, I deciced I am not patient enough and it's just a tip (the original question) for others' benefit.

On a side note, do closers get a notification when a reopen request has been submitted?

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    Do we have a standard place to link users to when they really don't get things? Like a "So you've decided to make incorrect assumptions about how Stack Overflow works" pamphlet? It would just save so much time explaining things.
    – Welbog
    Apr 29, 2011 at 20:44
  • @Vamp - somebody should compile a list of inquiries that are posed with some regularity. I realize that's a mouthful, so we'll abbreviated it "ITAPWSR". We'll make it a link at the top of each page.
    – user27414
    Apr 29, 2011 at 20:46
  • @status, I obviously am not talking about the FAQ. That's more for specific "How do I close a question?" type things. I mean something about the fundamental spirit of the hit-and-run nature of questions and answers, which strikes me as what Tony doesn't get.
    – Welbog
    Apr 29, 2011 at 20:48
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    Some @Vampire obviously sucked the sense of humor out of Welbog.
    – user27414
    Apr 29, 2011 at 20:49
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    It was my Master Jeff Atwood.
    – Welbog
    Apr 29, 2011 at 20:49
  • I saw that coming (I am a psychic, you know).
    – user27414
    Apr 29, 2011 at 20:50
  • I can tell because I used echolocation to locate your psychosis.
    – Welbog
    Apr 29, 2011 at 20:51
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    I'm sorry but despite your efforts to add several question marks, there doesn't really seem to be a question again. What is it?
    – Nicole
    Apr 29, 2011 at 20:54
  • I'll give you that one, @vamp, but I'm saving a "you suck" comment for later.
    – user27414
    Apr 29, 2011 at 20:57
  • I'm a bat, man.
    – Welbog
    Apr 29, 2011 at 20:59
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    You're batty. I'll give you that, @vamp.
    – user27414
    Apr 29, 2011 at 21:02
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    I'd have seen what you did there if I weren't so blind.
    – Welbog
    Apr 29, 2011 at 21:04
  • Oh the irony...
    – zourtney
    Apr 29, 2011 at 21:41

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It might be an issue, in some cases, on the "real" sites. Your question's on meta, though, and it feels strange talking about it here (will you post a follow-up if this question gets closed?). It'd be more useful to point to an example from SO, a site I see that you ask a lot of questions on.

To answer your question, though:

  • There's not a lot of follow-up on closed questions. It's a bit of a problem, and makes hash of our arguments against reposting questions ("just edit your question, and it'll get reopened!" - not so much). Some tools might be helpful (show questions that were edited after being closed).
  • Your referenced question should not be reopened. Adding a question mark to a rant does not make it into a valid question.
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    "will you post a follow-up if this question gets closed?" let's find out! Apr 29, 2011 at 20:54

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