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2021: a year in closing

I am thrilled to share that this year we are continuing Shog9’s tradition of sharing numbers on closed posts across the network. Please welcome stats that highlight how many questions were closed on ...
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2020: a year in closing

I am thrilled to share that this year we are continuing a tradition started by Shog9 five years ago. Please welcome stats that highlight how many questions were closed on different Stack Exchange ...
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Notify post followers of reopening [duplicate]

If I am following a closed question, can I please be notified when it is reopened? Concrete example: Elasticity of negative binomial regression? on CrossValidated. It was originally closed as unclear, ...
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Why do I get a "hooray, your question was reopened" message when the question seem not to have been closed? [duplicate]

I received today for one of my questions the following Inbox message: 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]...
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Reset question score partly upon re-opening and staying open

I mostly write from a perspective of stackoverflow.com but the idea is general. Question that get closed typically also accrue downvotes, the score is mostly negative. A small part of these questions ...
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Does re-opening, using the dupe hammer, cause the question to be modified? [duplicate]

I saw my own question in the recently active question lists as this: And I wonder what caused this specific user to show up as having modified it. I know that edits, and (deleted) answers cause a ...
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2019: a year in closing

Closing and reopening questions is a very small part of what goes on around this network... But it gets a lot of attention, and always has. Particularly over the past year, as we've tested some pretty ...
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2018: a year in closing

Continuing my sometimes-annual practice of posting these numbers, here is the information on how many questions were closed on various sites around the network in 2018: Site ...
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2017: a year in closing

Last year I posted some numbers on how many questions were closed on various sites around the network in the preceding year. This ended up being kinda handy to refer back to, so I'm gonna do it again: ...
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Is it legit to delete and repost a question that gets no answers?

Is it legit to delete and repost a question that gets no answers, even if the bounty has expired and no one answered, although there were comments before the bounty? I have one such question. I am ...
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Can a reopened question be closed?

Let's say you have a question that was marked too broad and it was voted closed. When it is reopened, can it then again be voted closed?
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2016: a year in closing

A moderator asked me for data on the percentage of questions closed across all sites. This doesn't strike me as information that needs to be restricted to moderators, so for your idle enjoyment I ...
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How many reopen _votes_ do we have per day? [duplicate]

This question is not about the reopen reviews, from which we have 20 (in the improbable case of a review queue size > 1000, we would have 40). This question is not about the close votes (from which we ...
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What question has the most cycles of Close/Reopen?

Just out of curiosity, which question has been closed and reopened the most times? What caused the closing and reopening war in the first place?
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Allow me to flag to close even if I already used my close vote

When a question I voted to close gets reopened, I cannot vote to close it again, because everybody can vote to close a given question successfully only once. I understand this as it avoids close wars ...
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Reopened questions get a "modified" time stamp in the questions list

This question just showed up on RPG.SE's front page like this: ... which makes no sense, because the question hasn't been modified since May 25th, and the person who edited it wasn't CatLord anyway: ...
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Re-opening an old question doesn't remove the notice about the question not being a duplicate [duplicate]

I re-opened an old question, since the duplicated question was automatically deleted. Once re-opened, the question still shows the link to the duplicate question, as you can see on https://drupal....
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"Possible duplicate" notice not removed after reopening question

I just reopened this question, which had been closed as a duplicate of another. I navigated away and went to visit the page later, it turns out, the Possible Duplicate banner wasn't removed ...
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All reopen voted questions on profile are marked as deleted [duplicate]

I just noticed all questions I have voted to reopen on are marked as deleted on my profile (https://stackoverflow.com/users/508666/peehaa?tab=votes&sort=reopen): But they really aren't deleted. ...
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Why am I shown as the first person to reopen a question, when in fact I'm the last? [duplicate]

This is rather weird, and maybe I'm missing something (I almost hope I am, because then this question should be closed as too localized ;P). I saw this question in the reopen queue and voted to ...
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Don't allow bounty on a recently reopened question

I was accused of being a total jerkface because I put on a bounty a question that was recently reopened via a discussion on meta. I did not realize that putting a bounty on a question makes it ...
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Voting to re-open a closed question from the flags page (moderator view) shows the question as "closed" (twice)

On Drupal Answers I voted to re-open a question after the OP edited it, and flagged it for moderation attention. Since I am a moderator there, the question was immediately re-opened, but it was shown ...
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What could cause "This item is no longer reviewable." in the reopen review queue?

I'm just curious. Case in point : review item, revision history. In this case, revision history is showing that the question was reopened by v,w,x,y,z. But the review queue item is showing not ...
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Is the community downvote for closed "off topic" and "not a real question" reversed once the question is reopened?

Is the automatic community downvote for closed "off topic" and "not a real question" reversed once the question is reopened? I found this question and this question that seem to indicate that the ...
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Reopening a closed, migrated question doesn't cancel migration rejection

This question: https://superuser.com/questions/503400/all-servers-under-salt-water-is-it-possible-to-recover-data-from-each-platter-o/503402#503402 Was migrated over to Server Fault All servers ...
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Is it more effective to edit a closed question, or just delete and start over?

I asked a question about a specific Java library last night, which was quickly voted closed without any comments about why it was wrong. I've realized that I committed a couple of SO sins in the ...
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Upvoting constructive edits on closed/reopened questions to encourage behaviors that save these questions

Reopening Fixed Questions I've observed on some beta sites, as well as some graduated sites, that sometimes questions are asked which don't immediately fit the goals of being a constructive question. ...
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How often closed question are reopened?

It says in the FAQ that if you edit the question you may get the question reopened. How often happens that a closed question after being edited gets reopened?
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is it a good practice for the same moderator to close reopened question?

Studying some recent MSO questions made me wonder if this is a good practice? Moderator closing a question twice. Second opinion? Why was this question on writing a system tray app closed as Not-...
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Re-opening a question migrated from another site should change its status as it was before closing it

When a question migrated from another site is closed in the receiving site, some operations are performed: The question is closed, and locked Its answers are locked, and deleted Re-opening the ...
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Reopening attributed to wrong user on front page and question pages

tl;dr: the "last activity" user on the main page/question pages is sometimes wrong. I haven't figured out exactly which conditions set this off, yet. I just saw this on the front page: Oh, great, ...
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Is there a way to see who reopened a question and who had previously closed it?

When a question gets closed, it shows who closed it; if a question gets reopened, it no longer shows who closed it, nor does it show who reopened it. Is there any way to see who reopened it and/or ...
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When a question gets reopened, it should get a bump

When a question gets reopened, it should get a bump. By the time a post gets reopened, it's often fallen off the main page. Reopening implies that it's a decent question that's worthy of attention, so ...
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"Possible Duplicates" block will be gotten rid of automatically after the question be reopened?

"Possible Duplicates" is a part of question, so I doubt that StackOverflow will not get rid of the info automatically after the question is reopened. Does anyone know how Stackoverflow deals with the ...
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Revert the Community downvote on a closed question when it gets reopened [closed]

We have this relatively new feature where a question that gets closed as "not a real question" or "off topic" (not migrated) receives a downvote from the Community user. Sometimes the poster comes ...
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Is re-asking a question with an accepted answer allowed, if that answer isn't the right answer any longer?

I asked a question before, and after a very long time and many updates, I solved it and was able to get past it. However now the problem is back, and the original solution does not help in this case. ...
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Don't re-post dupe notices on posts that are closed, then reopened, then reclosed

This question was closed by the community, reopened by a mod, then reclosed by a mod. Both times it was closed, it was closed as a dupe of this question. Our favorite tireless janitor, the Community ...
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Community user does not leave a proper comment when reopening [closed]

This is a pretty minor detail, but something that may be useful. When looking at the timeline view of a question that has been closed and reopened it is difficult to tell when the question was ...
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If you voted to close a question and it gets re-opened, you lose 100 rep

There seem to be some ongoing trends in stack-overflow for some people to just vote willy-nilly to close any and all questions they disapprove of because they can. Since it hurts SO to close questions ...
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Please notify us when a question we ask or answer is closed or reopened [duplicate]

This would go in the recent activity page.
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