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Questions tagged [vote-to-reopen]

The process by which users can vote a question re-opened if it is closed due to some users seeing it as off-topic or otherwise disallowed by the /faq.

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Let users editing a question know if editing it would add it to the reopen queue

This is sort of similar to Let reviewers know if a suggested edit will push the question into the reopen queue, which was positively received, but was declined for technical reasons. I propose that ...
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Allow edits by flaggers to push to the reopen queue under appropriate circumstances

Example The following events happened to this question: The question was asked being in a very unclear state (IMHO). I flagged the question for closure (not having the close privilege) due to being ...
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Thirty reopen votes in one day

We’re normally limited to 20 reopen votes per day. I was working my way through the queue today, reached 20, it gave me another one. Okay, weird, whatever, I kept going. Reached 30. Looked around on ...
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Implement the reopen-hammer for non-duplicates

It can take too long to reopen a sufficiently improved question on many sites in the network. This is discouraging to new users that have taken the time to consider feedback and make improvements as ...
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Requiring 5 reopen votes is too many, 3 would be more appropriate [closed]

I've seen at least 2 questions that were closed as too broad but were specific and answerable within their subdomain. And in both cases, they've failed to reopen appropriately. One of the examples is ...
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What is the purpose of the “I’ll Handle It” hat?

I understand that the criteria for most badges and hats are designed to encourage positive actions that are constructive to Stack Exchange sites. The criteria for the I’ll Handle It hat is: vote ...
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Why do reopen votes remain if the question is rolled back to before the closure?

On a specific question on IPS.SE the question was closed, edited and then received some reopen votes. The OP then rolled back the question to an edit before it was closed, but the reopen votes stuck ...
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Author's edit right in on-hold question vs invalidating existing answers

I asked this to get feedback on the community stance on whether the author is allowed to edit their (closed) question in such a way that it invalidates the existing answers. Please read the related ...
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Allow questions to be closed as duplicates without having them reopened first

TL;DR: I want to have my question closed as a duplicate. But first I need to have the question reopened so it can be closed as a duplicate. On The Workplace, I posted the question How early should I ...
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Reinstating option to switch from question on iOS app to Chrome to vote for re-opening? [duplicate]

Until a week or two ago, probably the last update, I routinely used an option on the iOS app, to switch to Chrome and the browser app, so that I could perform actions like voting to re-open a question....
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How did this reopen review happen before its edit?

Concerning this question: Is there a Stack Exchange site for tools, materials and manufacturing? And this edit: https://meta.stackexchange.com/revisions/296424/4 And this review: https://meta....
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Is it OK for a user with rep below 3K to be able to browse reopen and/or close votes?

Consider a user who does not have at least 3K rep (such as me right now), which I call a -3K user. Scenario 1: I just browsed the reopen votes for a question of myself. And this is what was shown (...
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Finding a closed question [closed]

I saw a question on a site. I wrote an answer but before I could submit my answer the question was closed, then I moved on and closed the tab. There was no comment indicating the question was a ...
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Why is the Reopen queue invalidating tasks when a reopen vote (to reopen) comes in after an edit (by the reopen voter)?

Recently I asked the question about "Why do some close or reopen votes show in a timeline as invalidated instead of completed?", and part of a comment below the answer to it stated this: ... That ...
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Why do some close or reopen votes show in a timeline as invalidated instead of completed?

Preface: This question is, IMO, not a duplicate of "What does 'close invalidated' mean", for these reasons: Only bullet "1." of my question seems to be partially addressed in the above ...
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How to reopen a “too broad” question to give the answer

I know the answer to a question that was closed as "too broad". In fact, I was the first person to vote to close it. More information was added, and it's now ready to go. Obviously I can wait until ...
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Notify close voters when a question receives three reopen votes

On sites with a lot of users it can be hard for a question which was closed to be reopened because the question gets pushed away and hidden from a lot of the common places people find questions. On ...
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Tuning the close/reopen queue for golden tag badge owners?

I think such an improvement would be highly useful for the software, where the golden tag badge owners could utilize their special powers more effectively. Namely: if a golden tag badge owner opens ...
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Can users actually reopen their own questions?

While toying around on SE, I browsed some of my older questions, and out of curiosity, voted to reopen one to see the result. To my surprise my own vote to reopen counts toward reopening. Is this a ...
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Should I reopen closed question with a good answer?

I recently got Cast Close And Reopen Votes permission and I'm not sure how it should be used in a case that seems to be quite popular according to my first attempts to use it. Privelege page https://...
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Can we make delete votes work the same as close votes?

Normally, if users A, B, C, D, and E close a question, and V, W, X, Y, and Z reopen it again, A can't vote to close again (same for the rest of the original closers). However, with delete votes, you ...
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Edited on-hold questions should give notifications to the close-voters, and not just put in the re-open queue

Some users may vote to close a question and then perform other tasks, ignoring that question. Other people might indeed give a few suggestions, but may find the question is getting multiple edits or ...
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Review for reopen page contains non-localized word “Question”

Review for reopen page contains non-localized word "Question" for "Revision" tab: Existing translation is not used here.
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Why can a migrated question be halfway reopened?

I'm a moderator, and I don't migrate very often; when I do, I try to remember to check on the question later to see how wise my decision was. ~12 hours ago I migrated something, then this morning I ...
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Why can I vote to both reopen and delete a question at the same time?

I voted to reopen this question (Merry Christmas to all and God bless). My reopen vote was recorded, but I saw that the 'delete' option was still available. Out of curiosity, I decided to "vote" to ...
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Should a mod reopen a closed voted question for being broad if it has an accepted answer?

I am curious to know what the protocol is for moderators if a question is closed for being broad but before it was closed the question received answers and after going back and auditing questions to ...
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Reopen post when its duplicate is merged into it

Today I closed question A as a duplicate of an older post B (ie. A was closed and B was open). Both already had answers. It was then decided the questions were similar enough to warrant a merger. It ...
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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 is the procedure to reopen a question that was closed years ago?

I asked this question 2 years ago and it was voted to close Today I have modified it and clicked on the reopen option. Now it says, You voted to reopen. 4 votes from other users are needed to ...
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Don't allow user to use their dupehammer to reopen their own question

There was recently a question on Stack Overflow that was a duplicate of a previous question. I voted to close as dupe, and as I have dupehammer privileges in a relevant tag, it was closed immediately. ...
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Edit and leave closed?

One of the most common reasons for questions to end up in the reopen queue is when a closed question is edited. Sometimes, those edits are not in good faith, like this one: I do not want to either "...
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Where's the close reason in an item in the re-open queue?

Often I see something in the reopen queue, and I'm scratching my head trying to understand why it was closed in the first place. I then scroll up and down the page looking for the close reason, and ...
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Could we allow users to challenge moderators' decisions? [duplicate]

Currently, if a question gets put 'on hold' or is 'closed', the user is asked to edit the question so that it conforms to the website's guidelines. The problem with this system is that it assumes ...
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How to ask for re-opening a question when having low reputation? [closed]

I've asked a question on the Chemistry Stack Exchange and my language was not clear enough. So it was put on hold because it looked like a question for Biology SE. Then I've asked the same question on ...
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Reopen a question from the Stack Exchange iOS app [duplicate]

A couple minutes ago I had a flag on a question. The question is now fine, but I can not reopen it, because I'm connected from the iOS app. I can see only the reason that my question was flagged and ...
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Allow recasting used close votes on reopened questions, but for a different reason

Here's the problem... and I'll admit that I don't have an ideal solution. A question gets closed as a duplicate of another question. The question is modified so that it is no longer a duplicate The ...
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Include my close and reopen votes on the votes page (or the API /question object)

The following URL only includes upvotes or downvotes that I have cast (as far as I can tell): http://stackoverflow.com/posts/POST_ID/votes I'm requesting that this page also include the close and ...
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Is it appropriate to reopen a question so it can be closed as a duplicate?

I saw a question on meta about a long standing site bug. It is a bit hard to discern, so some people thought it was unreproducible and closed it as such. However several others have verified that this ...
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Should Leave Open votes get converted to reopen votes upon question closure?

I think doing this would be good because the people who have reviewed it and voted to leave it open obviously think that it should stay open. So if at a later time the question gets 5 close votes and ...
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Add option to give reason for reopen nomination?

Often I see questions which I think are closed wrongfully (often duplicates). I usually nominate them for reopening and leave a comment explaining why I think it should not have been closed (often @-...
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Reopen Review Queue: Whats the difference between “Leave Closed” and “Skip”?

When working through the Reopen Vote review queue, we are presented with a couple of options: What is the difference between the effects of the "Leave Closed" and "Skip" buttons? When researching ...
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Can't single-handedly reopen a dupehammered Q after editing gold tag to another gold tag

I dupehammered Right way to add cronjob-threading functionality to Tomcat webapp with gold jsf badge. Then OP complained and edited the question into a too broad recommendation request. While still a ...
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Is it okay to repost a reformulated question that is closed (or on hold)?

If you Formulate a question vaguely It gets closed / put on hold for this You take the comments to heart and reformulate it It no longer gets attention but you have not enough reputation to trigger ...
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Notify users of a question they closed being edited or nominated for reopening

This is brought up by a chat discussion on Code Review. The idea being, when you Vote to Close a question (and it subsequently get's closed), you get a notification when the first Vote to Reopen is ...
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What happens when people are adamant on closing and not closing a question? [duplicate]

Imagine a situation where there are 10 people 5 of which adamantly want to close a question, the other 5 adamantly want it to remain open. So the first 5 people cast close votes and the question ...
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Why do closed questions with rollbacks show up so strangely in the Reopen Queue? [duplicate]

At present, this Reopen queue entry shows up like this on the Revision tab: - Jan 8 at 16:47 - Rollback to [8142c784-73d6-4387-9fa2-366dec3a5762] No changes to display. View this post's ...
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How to open a closed question? [closed]

I asked a question on "How to help a postgraduate student to write a book" on Academia Stack Exchange on July 1. Unfortunately, a moderator of that site had closed it the same day. How can I reopen ...
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Did my reopen vote get counted properly (after network glitch)?

A few hours ago, I went into the Super User Reopen Vote Review Queue and was presented with the option to vote to reopen Microcode, is it compulsory?, which had been edited since it was closed.  After ...
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Closed duplicate threads up for reopen need a reason disputing the closure

This is a frequent problem in the Reopen queue. A question is closed as duplicate. Unlike the most common reasons for reopen (editing to add more to the question), these are near impossible to discern ...
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Question doesn't appear in reopen queue

This question is more for general information on how the reopen review process works, but for those who prefer to deal in concrete examples, the post which prompted this is here. About 24 hours ago I ...