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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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How do you reopen a closed question?

To reopen a closed question, up to five (5) people✝ with the ability to cast reopen votes must agree that the question is suitable for the site and cast votes to reopen the question. But: How does ...
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How about a "Vote not to close" option to counter the "Vote to close"?

My request is simple: Many times, there will be a question where some people feel like it should be closed. At the same time, I'll feel like it's a perfectly legit question, and it should therefore ...
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Lots of questions in the reopen queue [closed]

I've noticed in the last couple of days that there have been a few occasions when there's been a sudden surge of questions in the SO "Reopen" review queue. Normally there's either no questions at all ...
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How do you challenge the closing of one of your questions? [duplicate]

As a newcomer to StackOverflow, I recently asked my first question. I wanted to start with a fairly safe general question, to get the feel for how the site worked. My question was intended to be ...
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Add the ability to retract reopen and delete votes

It seems that now we can retract close votes but we cannot retract reopen votes or delete votes. I am trying to retract my reopen vote here but it does not allow me to. Can we have that ability?
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Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

Test is live! The 13 sites below have their votes to close set at 3. I've also reduced the votes needed for migrations to 2 (down from 3). Almost two years ago I ran a test for single vote closure/...
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Clicking leave closed shows the reopen pop-up

This is rather difficult to describe with fancy pictures with red circles but it's easily reproducible. Whenever I click Leave Closed in the re-open queue on MSO the "nominate this question for re-...
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Why can I vote to reopen a deleted question?

I've seen How to uninstall completely remove Oracle 11g client?. Voting to undelete will not work because it was deleted by a moderator, but I managed to vote for reopening for some reason. I doubt ...
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Please allow expired close/open votes to be re-cast [duplicate]

When a close vote expires, it can no longer be re-cast. This didn't use to be the case: back when close votes always expired in 4 days, you could re-cast your close vote after it had expired. This ...
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Sliding scale for close/reopen vote threshold

I requested this on UserVoice a few months back, and at the time it was declined (I can't remember if there was a reason attached) but this question made me think about it again, so I am going to ...
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Can we have the ability to flag for reopening?

TL;DR: Grant 500+ rep users (except the OP) the privilege to flag a question for reopening. Currently, you can flag a question for closing, and it automatically enters the Close votes review queue, ...
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You should be able to vote to reopen a question before it is actually closed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Canceling a “Vote to Close” How about a “Vote not to close” option to counter the “Vote to close”? Granted, you can't reopen something ...
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Show successful close/reopen votes in SEDE regardless of if they've expired or not?

Currently Data.SE only show currently active close and reopen votes. Once these votes expire, they're removed from the Votes table. This makes them rather useless when trying to query anything related ...
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Should a question that I voted to close, appear in my "Reopen" queue if it has not been edited?

I voted to close a question yesterday, in the "Close Votes" queue. Then, when going over the new "Review Reopen Votes", I saw that question again. The question had not been edited, it was unchanged. ...
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How can we communicate to users who try and get their question reopened that the community disagrees with the reopening?

Many times, a question gets closed, and then the author edits it in an attempt to get it reopened. However, in many of these cases, the close reason still ends up applying, and so users in the reopen ...
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How do we select audits for Reopen review?

I occasionally fail audits for the Reopen review queue. My problem is not that I click without any thoughts, but that I honestly don't think the questions should have been reopened (had they been ...
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Give 2k users a 'don't put this in the reopen queue' checkbox

I'm 3k, and have been reviewing reopen votes. There are some items that show up the queue (some of the this question waseditedafter being closed ones), which have revisions obviously not intended to ...
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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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Are users notified when their questions are reopened?

Do users get notified when their question is reopened? I know there are no notifications on close, and that makes sense because 1) you assume the user is paying attention to their open, unanswered ...
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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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Vote to reopen questions in the iOS app

Currently, when I want to reopen a question via my mobile device, I have to go to Safari or other browser app to do this. Is it possible to add an option to vote to reopen via the app itself?
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Full contact moderating

We've all seen, and most have participated in, more than one open/close war. Things are said. Feelings are hurt. It's very personal for many of us, and yet so impersonal due to the lack of face ...
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profile page shows 6 reopen votes total while I have at least 25 successful ones

My Programmers profile page shows 6 reopen votes total in votes->reopen sub tab (dev team only link) while per my recollection I have substantially more than that. Review stats say I have 67 ...
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How can we prevent misinformed reopen reviews as a result of edits during the review process?

A common problem I've noticed in the reopen review queue is that if an edit is made while the review task is active, the task's view shown changes from the question to a diff view of the edit. This ...
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Three-vote close/reopen test - results

Three-vote close and reopen has been something I've been thinking about for ... a really long time. I'm really happy to finally be able to present the results of this test to you all. This post is ...
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Can something be done to prevent delete votes when a question has reopen votes or is being discussed on meta?

I saw this question where the OP was asking why his question got closed as "not constructive". I edited the question into something more "constructive" and it had a few reopen votes, but while I was ...
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Why do some questions with reopen votes not show up in the Reopen Review Queue?

It was recently brought to my attention that Programmers.SE now has a Reopen Review Queue. I checked it out and found 1 question awaiting review, however the 10k tools show 13 questions with reopen ...
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Add a checkbox to indicate whether a third-party edit makes the question reopenable or not [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate of Give 2k users a 'don't put this in the reopen queue' checkbox. That request has been declined; this is a request to reconsider that decision. There is a known ...
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Users should not be able to edit closed questions in order to make them more palatable!

Currently on SO, a question can be closed and then edited by its original author. Potentially, this editing can change the context and even spur a reopening of the question. Is there is value in ...
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New close/reopen privilege explanation for users who earn it for the first time

Earlier this afternoon we released a new feature aimed at educating folks about the "Cast close and reopen votes" privilege when they earn it. Going forward, when a user visits a question after ...
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Should we reopen a question if it is closed with a wrong reason?

The question in question: Triple Less Than Sign in Bash It is closed as "Questions asking for code must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Include attempted ...
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Can multiple edits send an [on-hold] question to Reopen queue more than once? [duplicate]

I'd like to have this remark by animuson confirmed or refuted: This is unverified, but I remember reading somewhere that an edit can only bump a question into the Reopen Votes queue once. Further ...
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Can not select suitable item in the Reopen queue

I stumbled over this in the reopen queue on https://stackoverflow.com/review/reopen/33390644. My intent was to choose "Leave Closed", but IMO, the close reason should be "Not a question ...
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Getting your question reopened

In this comment, someone mentioned how hard it is to get a question reopened. This is a problem. Many new users, upon learning that their question is closed, will ask it again in a new post. This ...
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Reopen votes expiring too early?

Per this explanation, reopen votes should expire at a rate of 1 per day after 4 days of no new reopen votes, providing the question has over 100 views. But I've seen at least two cases now where this ...
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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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How to see the correctness of close/reopen votes?

How can I see the ratio of my previous close/reopen votes that were correct (i.e. resulted in the question being closed/reopened) or incorrect (i.e. resulted in the question left open/closed)? I am ...
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I just got a really weird Reopen review about a rollback to [e6f666a5-1009-4456-b217-6ad0a889d0f6]

I just got this review which appears to be a little broken and buggy: Take note of the edit summary featured in this review - it's bugged out. In the post's revision history, it says "Rollback to ...
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After nominating to re-open, link remains as if you can nominate again

First of all I know this is a super small bug, but it's still a bug (in my opinion, anyway). When you nominate to re-open a closed question, the link to re-open stays there and if you click it a ...
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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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Should we allow a mere 5 reopen votes to nullify any number of delete votes?

Browsing through the delete queue in /tools, I often come across a few questions where the bottom links read something like reopen (1) delete (6). The number of delete votes required is scaled by the ...
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How to get a question re-opened quickly?

Question in mind: Algorithm to partition a number The OP asked an unintelligible question that was quickly closed. However, the comments between the OP and other users soon made the question clear; ...
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Please unlock “Fram's ban on Wikipedia…What can Stack Exchange learn from it?”

The following question, Does the Fram's ban on Wikipedia seem similar to recent events? What can Stack Exchange learn from it? by Rebecca J. Stones has been locked by a moderator. No comments can ...
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When choosing to leave closed for the duplicate reason in the reopen review queue, allow specifying another duplicate target

Sometimes, I encounter questions in the reopen queue which are closed as duplicates, but for which I disagree with the current duplicate target(s) and think a different one is better applicable/has a ...
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How did a normal user vote to reopen a post after a mod?

Post Reopened by Tim Post ♦, waiwai933 On this post, right above Rev. 3. How did that happen? How did a normal user vote to reopen after Tim cast a binding reopen vote? Note that this happened 22 ...
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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 ...
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How can I get a notification when someone else's question is reopened?

Does a feature like this exist? A question has been closed, because the user must write it in a better way. I have already an answer for it, and it would be great to have an alert/notification when it ...
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Gold badge duplicate close and reopen vote invalidates existing votes

I know this is how things should work now, and maybe not that much of a priority, but I wonder if there is an easy solution to this. On a question (now deleted by its author), I voted to close as '...
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Show banner in edited closed questions asking for reopen review

Getting a question reopened is very, very hard. This is in part because the system doesn't encourage us to review edited questions. If I open a question and I see that five users who I know and trust ...
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Should a comment lock invalidate a reopen review?

Does anyone know why this question's reopen review was invalidated? Can I say "the US people"? Timeline (before I cast the third and final reopen vote): Post is closed Someone cast a reopen ...
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