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A request to reopen a *specific* closed question, or receive further explanation of why it was closed. If your request is to reopen a closed question, it should be one here on Meta Stack Exchange. If it's on another site, ask it on the per-site meta instead. For questions about the reopen process itself, use the [vote-to-reopen] tag.

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Can't switch between different edit displays in reopen review queue

When viewing past re-open reviews with an edit e.g. this one I can't switch between the 3 different ways of viewing edits (inline, side-by-side, side-by-side markdown). I haven't tested active re-open ...
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Can we get this question reopened please?

This question was quickly and quite undeservedly down-voted and closed as "not a real question" because a few power users interpreted "how can I track down where a seemingly random, hard to reproduce ...
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Not Satisfied with [Close] how to reopen that or what should i do?

Yesterday I have asked one question in SO about android and I got one answer. I had chat with that developer and he helped me to find out solution but bad luck. When I open my SO account and check my ...
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Should this closed question be reopened?

This question was closed by the community. I don't agree this it wasn't a real question, I admit it wasn't a good question, but it is a real question. Obviously the OP doesn't know how Java Objects ...
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Vote to reopen an ancient question

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3174744/why-did-non-von-neumann-languages-never-became-mainstream This is an ancient (by SO standards) question closed 2+1/2 years ago as "Not a real question". ...
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Are requests to reopen a question appropriate for meta?

My question was closed as "Not a real question" by a user with more than 3K reputation and a moderator. Therefore I searched on meta for a way to reopen my question and found this post which ...
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How can an on-topic post be closed as off-topic?

Regarding the closure of this post: How to know which version of QuickBooks (Pro/Premier/Enterprise) the user is using with IPP v2? I'm trying to understand how this can be seen as off-topic. SKG was ...
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Why was this question closed as "off topic"?

Why was this question closed as "off topic"? I see that there are some issues with this post, e.g. the formatting (Anthon reviewed/edited it, not correctly through), grammar/capitalization. But ...
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Request to reopen my genuine question on Stack Overflow [closed]

I had posted a question today on Stack Overflow which is actually a genuine and a difficult one, but I don't know for what reason the community couldn't get it and they closed the question even before ...
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Can we do anything if a question is being continuously closed and reopened?

If you were on SO/Meta yesterday, you probably saw this question: What is the underscore actually doing in this Java code? The question caused a wide divergence of opinion from users. It spawned a ...
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Help me rescue a closed question because I really want to find an answer

I would like to appeal the closing of this question. Frankly I was surprised that it was closed as off-topic; I have asked and answered many PowerShell questions in a similar vein. As I really want to ...
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Reopening closed question because the question was reformulated

I asked a question on stackoverflow, see link: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13839967/which-webtechnologies-are-used-for-building-websites-other-then-xhtml-markup-l It was closed because it was ...
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How do I edit a closed question?

I have a closed question which I would like to edit it in the hope of getting an answer. The FAQ provides no assistance on how I can achieve this. Can anyone help?
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Reviewing closing votes - Closed for another reason

I do some closing votes reviewing once in a while and I come across questions like this one: "Is this code an example of php?" It was closed originally because the question was vague. However, the ...
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Reopening of my question

I kindly ask if it is possible for my question to be reopened. It got closed for being apparently off-topic, however, I do not see how it is off topic -- Every part of the question conforms to the ...
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What action should I select when happening upon a reopen vote audit?

On Stack Overflow's Reopen Votes review, it sometimes checks if we're still paying attention. When I open the actual question, it shows that it isn't closed. And the options I get in the review queue ...
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Objective question closed as being 'not constructive'

This question: In .Net 4.5 Microsoft has added the new Async/Await feature to simplify asynchronous coding in it; However, I wonder is Async/Await came to completely replace the old way of ...
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Reopening closed question

I would like to know if the questions that are "off-topic" or "not a real question" can possibly be reopened by re-editing to change the title and question so far. Take a look at my question I've made ...
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Shouldn't there be a reputation penalty if a question you closed ends up being voted for reopen? [duplicate]

I see that many questions are quickly closed on questionable reasons. In some case for just pure mistakes (e.g. marked as duplicate of a different unrelated question). Shouldn't bad closing be ...
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Why did my question asking about a java implementation of diazo get closed? [duplicate]

I posted a question about the diazo library (http://docs.diazo.org). Asking if anybody knows of an implementation in java. I've compared my question with a lot of questions in stackoverflow and I do ...
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I think my SO question is on topic, would like it re-opened [closed]

I asked a question on SO about a UI issue I am experiencing in Eclipse: Eclipse Juno Editors side by side gives white bar It was closed as "off topic" but I do not think it is off topic. The SO FAQ (...
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"normal" time taken to reopen a question

I had a problem in the past, and posted here. Since then, I have solved it and with to add an answer explaining what I did and what was wrong. The only problem is that the question was (and is) closed....
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Question mistakenly closed for being a 'what book to get' question? (It is not that type of question)

I see lots of questions that ask for reading material on a particular subject that are left open and get good answers. I've often gone and followed the recommendations in those answers and learned ...
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Appeal a “not constructive” question

Why does Firefox treat Helvetica differently from Chrome? was marked as “not constructive” without explanation. I can only speculate that it was perceived as impossible to answer with any kind of ...
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Requesting re-open on a closed question

I aked the question, Compiler targeting LLVM written in .NET language (F#) — best route? , which received 2 close votes. Upon asking why, John Palmer explained that it's because "best way to __" ...
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What's inappropriate with the Q&A style question that some people keep trying to close my post?

I've posted a question with how I solve a series of my related question on SO How to find out the type for assign from/to another type in c#? [closed] I'd like to understand what I've done was ...
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How can a question about IDE be off topic on SO?

Just wondering why my question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8934327/ide-for-sinatra-that-provides-list-of-routes was closed as off topic. From the questions / answers below I understood that ...
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Not sure where to ask; question was closed

I'm developing a web app and a requirement is that it work on popular android devices. I've seen android development questions asked on android.stackexchange and have been closed since that board is ...
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Why was this question closed as "not a real question"?

This is regarding this question How do I convert a doubly recursive method to a loop? The question is about converting a recursive function with 2 recursive calls to a loop. This is pretty hard to do....
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Request: please re-open my question [closed]

My question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13260768/cannot-create-jdbc-driver-of-class-for-connect-url-null-java-lang-nullpoint was closed as "Not a real question" without any comments from the ...
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Why is this app store related question considered off topic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would questions about App Store approval be appropriate for SO? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12817288 This question is on-topic and relevant in my opinion and judging ...
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How to improve the close question functionality

This post is somehow related to this one, but I believe it focuses on different part of this discussion. I have been an active member in the stackexchange community for a while and I have seen quite ...
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Voted to re-open a question because it was closed (IMO) inaccurately

This question was closed a long time ago. I've tried to re-open it (and flagged it for moderator attention) but my flag was rejected. It seems clear to me that the two questions under consideration ...
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Why is this question closed and downvoted?

I'm talking about this question: https://stackoverflow.com/q/14121900/1087848. It is a kind of obvious solution, but it is a practical and answerable question, it was most probably even a problem ...
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What to do when a moderated off-topic question is actually on-topic?

First, let me say that I am a huge fan of Stack Overflow. Ever since it came on the scene it has really helped me with some challenging programming problems. It is awesome the way that question ...
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Closed questions that perhaps shouldn't be [closed]

A question that has a (in my opinion - obviously - it's my answer after all) acceptable answer has been closed by a natural vote as closed as not a real question. I clearly disagree as I have posted ...
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Fixing a closed question: Adaptive layouts in WPF

The question How can I create an adaptive layout in WPF? was closed, because it is "vague, overly broad, and cannot be reasonably answered". As you can see, I have a serious problem with WPF and I ...
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How can I further improve my question? [closed]

Initializing PHP classes in the Web server/browser context I asked this question with very vague language a few days ago. I myself had a hard time understanding what the problem was, so it ended up ...
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Why was my question about jQuery keypress events closed as not a real question? [closed]

Someone thought that my question was an attempt at a discussion. It was not. I was asking for specific answers about books or other documentation that would help me with Javascript event handlers. I ...
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How can I petition to reopen a question which was - in my opinion - incorrectly closed? [duplicate]

I asked a question, which was closed as a duplicate of another question. It isn't a duplicate, it asks something similar, but not answered by the alleged duplicate. It seems to me the closers didn't ...
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Questions with multiple language tags automatically "not constructive"?

Yesterday I asked this question - which is about methods to use bitwise operations to interleave zero and non-zero bytes. It has a practical application in UTF-8 to UTF-16 conversion. The question is ...
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Why was this closed?

Below is my question that was closed. I feel this is a valid question for SO. This seems to be happening too frequently to questions that shouldn't be closed. Where did the estimation rule of ...
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Closed question appeal

I am protesting the closing of this question. This should absolutely not be closed as "off topic". "A module is an ASP.Net component that plugs in to some point of the request pipeline;" if that ...
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Clarification on closing of StackOverflow "Custom CSS Properties" question [closed]

I'm puzzled as to why Custom CSS properties, why not? would have been closed. It does not seem to me like an open-ended question. It is a quite specific question about whether a certain feature (...
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Invalid flag as not a real question

How is this question "not a real question"? Sort HTML attributes with JavaScript
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Why is my question closed? [closed]

My question was recently closed as off-topic, and received downvotes. It's a question related to caching errors in Magento. There's no code included in the question, but after reviewing the FAQ ...
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Is it possible to get my question reopened from closed status?

I asked the following question: How to detect antivirus on Windows Server 2008 in C#? but it got flagged as an exact duplicate of How to detect antivirus installed on windows 2003 server and 2008 ...
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Is this question really off-topic for Stack Overflow?

I asked a question about how my code can interface with Quicktime - a formerly popular solution for browser audio, I felt that it was relevant to a wider audience than myself, and it should have a ...
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Why is my question about defaulted methods closed?

My question, is closed as an exact duplicate of this question. Of course there are similarities but my question's point is (more) on "what are defaulted methods" and not like in the other question ...
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Not satisfied with the reason given to close my question [closed]

After some initial comments I edited my question. It is more clear and Jon Skeet agreed with me. Even though I feel that the question is quite clear, I am ready to provide more specific information ...