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Appeal to reopen a closed question about Nanigans API

It isn't a good fit in its current form: I need a working example in PHP of how to make the server-side call to Nanigans API. I suppose it should be a simple CURL call to URL like: http://api....
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Requiring 5 reopen votes is too many, 3 would be more appropriate

I don't think this is a good idea to reduce the amount of reopen votes required to be only 3. Reopening should be the same level as closing. If it requires 5 users to close, it should require 5 ...
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Can flags be used for "good" things?

"Good things" is a very broad term and doesn't really apply at all to what flags are for. Flags are for bringing important things to the attention of moderators. Most of the time that ends up being "...
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Automatic flagging of question for potential reopening if an answer reaches certain score

There is a difference between "Don't delete" and "re-open". Re-opening means the question is on topic for Stack Overflow and the community would benefit from being able to add more ...
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Improving my question about the Teachers' Lounge so it can be reopened

It's also well ... frankly a strange case if sticking your nose into something you wouldn't see and isn't likely meaningful change. Renaming the chatroom wouldn't have reduced the tension in any way. ...
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How to request the reopening of a question unilaterally closed by a moderator?

If you edit a question while it is still "on hold" it will go into a reopen queue for review by everyone who can vote to reopen. There is no need to flag it to ask a moderator to reopen it. If ...
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Reposting deleted questions

If your question was deleted then it would have, before being deleted, been put on hold for a number of days—specifically to give you a chance to improve your question to a state where it can be ...
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Can flags be used for "good" things?

Flags should be used whenever you feel that a moderator should look into something, just realize that they create work for someone. Asking a mod to review a closing is fine, if you feel that the ...
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Improving my question about the Teachers' Lounge so it can be reopened

People seem to be voting to close as off-topic to express strong disagreement (I can't see how it's actually off-topic). I don't feel this is the intended use of close votes. Anyway, I cast the 5-th ...
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Why can I vote to reopen a deleted question?

This has been discussed on Meta.SE previously. In short, Shog said: It probably makes more sense to disable the reopen vote in these cases and just direct the voter to either vote to undelete, ...
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Question closed as off-topic after following suggestion in Meta

The problem is this: the linked answer says (emphasis mine): algorithm and data structure concepts But you are not asking for concepts, you are asking how to implement it. That seems off-topic for ...
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Closed as (null) by (null)

Indeed, a bug existed where this bottom bar with closed/on hold/bounty messaging would not get removed when the state of the question has changed. This should be fixed in the next Appstore update.
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Doubts about Duplicates

When SE communities self-elect moderators, we elect them (partly) thanks to a proven track record of both understanding the subject matter of the site and having a good eye for details. However, you ...
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Should custom close-voting comments be flagged as obsolete if the question is reopened?

Not really I think. This reflects the opinion of a large group of users and is relevant still at this time. It is always possible for a user that didn't vote to close yet to reuse this close reason. ...
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How to request the reopening of a question unilaterally closed by a moderator?

When a diamond moderator closes your question, it's usually a slam dunk. If your question was closed by the community users (high reputation users that aren't diamond moderators), hopefully they left ...
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Why is my question still unclear after lots of edits according to suggestions?

According to the question timeline, there is no completed Reopen Votes review queue item. The main review queue page indicates there are four open items; your question is one of them. That means you'...
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How can I improve my question asking about when an answer to an announcement marked as planned will be implemented, and have it reopened?

How can I improve my question asking about when an answer to an announcement marked as planned will be implemented, and have it reopened? Nothing. You can't do anything to rush SE staff and make them ...
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Improving my question about the Teachers' Lounge so it can be reopened

I don't think the question is meaningful for non-moderator users. And if user-moderators want to discuss this, I think they already have a Teams instance devoted to mod-related Q&A. Wouldn't ...
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Is it okay to repost a reformulated question that is closed (or on hold)?

If you make an edit to your closed post then it gets automatically added to the 'Reopen' queue in the Review section of the site. Users with enough reputation (3,000) can then vote to reopen it if ...
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Location of re-open questions

The review queues on all sites are under the URL /review, but as you don't yet have the reputation to do any review action, the review icon isn't added to your topbar. You don't have to worry ...
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My question remains on-hold despite being edited - how can I contact those who voted to close?

You need to be patient. Questions with reopen votes go to a review queue that users with enough rep (can't remember off the top of my head) can see and act on. So your question is visible to other ...
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Can flags be used for "good" things?

Moderator flags (that is, the ones where you type a custom message, like you did here) should be used for cases where a moderator should act. Asking that a question be reopened, or closed, doesn't ...
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How to get a Question OFF hold?

That question was closed specifically because it's looking for developer reasoning. Since we're not the developers who made Wolfenstein, there's nothing we can use in our expertise to actually answer ...
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How to get a Question OFF hold?

People who can put a question on hold (namely, people with 3,000 reputation and moderators) also have the ability to reopen a question which is on-hold. It also takes 5 votes (or one moderator's vote)....
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Send 'on hold' question to Reopen queue when OP edits it the first time

I think sending an On Hold question to the reopen queue both the first time anyone edits it, and also the first time the asker edits it (within the first 5 days of being On Hold, if not already re-...
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Send 'on hold' question to Reopen queue when OP edits it the first time

Most times, only OPs are the ones able to address the close reason. That's one of those truisms that gets tossed around a lot... And ends up being more of a self-fulfilling prophesy as a result. ...
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Improving my question about the Teachers' Lounge so it can be reopened

Posted as a comment 10 hours ago… (01.57) It was closed by five users, not closed by a single mod. If users think.the question should be reopened, they will cast their votes. It doesn't look to be a ...
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