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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should trusted close/reopen voters and reviewers have their votes weighted more than others'?

In Q3 2021 I finalized my research around three vote close/reopen and I was pretty happy with the outcomes - as were the sites that got to test it out. While the benefit to each site was different, ...
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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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Allow us to vote to reopen from the Android app

Currently, the only way to vote to reopen in the Android app is to open the post in a browser, and then vote to reopen from there. Can we get reopen vote functionality within the app? Related: Allow ...
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Change the Reopen review queue to allow for a *different* close reason

In the Reopen Review Queue, add functionality for "leave closed" so that it may become "leave closed and change close reason." One of the things that is not uncommon at all in the ...
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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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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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What is the status of three-vote closure testing on non-SO sites?

In the Community Roadmap for Q4 of 2020, one of the goals for November 2020 is Three-vote Close and Reopen Tests Three-vote closure has been requested by many many sites, including the one I ...
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Should provide the option for a new close reason when reviewing requests to re-open

Now that the close system is a lot more user friendly and encourages people to edit their questions, I feel like reviewers are missing a crucial option. When a question has been put on hold, say for "...
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Do not let comment flags invalidate reopen reviews

So, apparently, there is a feature that edits on posts that are on hold only push the post into the reopen queue if the author of the edit has not flagged the post. As in the linked question on ELL....
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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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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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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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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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Show the complete close reason in the Reopen Votes queue

The Reopen Votes queue shows the reason why the question was closed: However, it only shows the generic reason "This question doesn't meet a Academia [sic] Stack Exchange guideline". If I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Invalidate Reopen Votes review queue items created after reopening and immediately closing a question

I just reopened this question and immediately (within a few seconds) closed it as a duplicate. However, it seems the reopen 'vote' put it into the Reopen Votes review queue (where I encountered it ...
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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 do we ensure new users to SE on SE 2.0 sites are not discouraged by question closure and encourage question improvement?

"Don't make me use my brain" edition: How do we correctly convey the intent behind close voting on SE 2.0 sites and encourage question improvement, with particular focus on natives (i.e. non SO-...
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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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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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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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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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New "marked as duplicate" function breaks reopen reviews?

Related to this and this. Now, when reviewing reopen votes on questions closed as duplicates, I've got no link anywhere to the question that the closed question is a duplicate of (i.e. the "...
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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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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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Editing a closed post should not automatically cast a reopen vote without prior warning

I just ran into this topic in the Reopen Votes queue. The reason for the Reopen Vote showed 'it has been edited', so I looked up what had been changed, and saw that the topicstarter had added a ...
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Reopen test on unmodified question

I got dinged for my disinclination to vote to reopen on https://stackoverflow.com/review/reopen/1470791. Now, my policy is simple. If five people voted to close something, I don't second-guess them. ...
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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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Add "improve and reopen/leave closed" options to the question edit queue

Whenever a significant edit is made to a closed question, the editor can choose to let it enter the reopen queue (with the "This edit resolves the original close reason and the question should be ...
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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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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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Users with enough reputation to cast close/reopen votes should be able to see the pending votes in "10k" tools

The 10k tools (review/tools) are, as the name implies, only available to users with 10k of rep. But one of these tools is a page that shows questions with recent close and reopen votes. On sites ...
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Why do questions vanish from the new reopen review queues?

As mentioned in the comments on this question about one bug with the new reopen reviews... I saw this happen a couple days in a row on Serverfault but didn't get screen shots, today it happened on ...
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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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