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Add the ability to retract reopen and delete votes

This would be a good ability to add here. The removal of the reopen vote should act like removing a close vote: you can remove it only once and cannot be used on said post again. Instead of the pop-...
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Should trusted close/reopen voters and reviewers have their votes weighted more than others'?

Alternative option: Only weight votes cast in review - We could make it so the privilege is only awarded for reviewing and would only weight votes cast in close/reopen reviews. Please don't do this. ...
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48 votes

Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

What will happen on May 6th to questions with three pending close votes (or three pending reopen votes)? Will they be closed (or reopened) instantaneously? Or will they need one more vote, then the ...
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Please unlock “Fram's ban on Wikipedia…What can Stack Exchange learn from it?”

Discussions about ways to constructively resolve some of the issues SE has experienced should be on topic here. While there are many things that make SE unique, we are not so different from other ...
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New close/reopen privilege explanation for users who earn it for the first time

This looks like a very cool feature and definitely a step in the right direction. Kudos. A bit of feedback... The word "question" is being used in two different ways in the second list item: ...
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Please unlock “Fram's ban on Wikipedia…What can Stack Exchange learn from it?”

Oh my! I'm really not the controversy type. Given that Stack Exchange has basically stopped communicating (and I don't blame them), it seems reasonable to find precedent elsewhere. Wikipedia is ...
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What is the status of three-vote closure testing on non-SO sites?

Update As of 3 May 2021 the tests are scheduled to begin on 6 May on 13 sites. We're working on it. Nicolas and I are both assigned to this project to investigate the benefits of this change. We got ...
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Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

OK, I'll bite. Regarding this: I know that some sites want to test this because they'd like to see questions closed more quickly, before they get answered - I understand this instinct and I'm not ...
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Should trusted close/reopen voters and reviewers have their votes weighted more than others'?

Whatever the rules are, please make them as simple as possible People are already confused by how sometimes moderators and gold-badge holders can unilaterally close/reopen questions. Fortunately, ...
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Add the ability to retract reopen and delete votes

I'd like to start by apologizing for not getting to this sooner! Although we added the ability to retract Close/Reopen votes, Delete/Undelete votes operate very differently within our Data Model. TL/...
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Why was the period for closed questions to enter the reopen queue extended from 5 days to 70 days?

It's all your fault. Ha-ha, not really. Well... Sorta; remember when you suggested that the new close notices should "Making it clear that making an edit within five days will make the question ...
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Can't rescind my close vote after closure

I'm not quite sure why this should be possible. Yes, you can remove your close votes prior to the question actually getting closed but - in my mind at least - there's no reason you should be able to ...
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Notify users of a question they closed being edited or nominated for reopening

I think this is a great idea. I am a little worried about the number of notifications I would get as an active close voter on SO. With the dozen questions I have helped closing, this could result in ...
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Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

I'm sure that lots of you have thoughts and questions for me about this - let me know and I'll work on getting answers. It would be nice -if possible- to include a small digest of per site statistics ...
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Are users notified when their questions are reopened?

Actually, as of recently, there is now an inbox notification when a question is reopened: As you can tell from the heading "question update", and my actually checking the linked question, this ...
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Questions are being marked as duplicates too liberally; possible solution

Your example shows a question being closed as a duplicate of another that appears to cover the same general question. Then your question was edited to clarify the differences. Then it was reopened. ...
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Do not let comment flags invalidate reopen reviews

Ok, this is fixed - all comment flags will be henceforth ignored for the purpose of this check, along with any "in need of moderator intervention" flags raised on the post itself (that exception ...
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Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

As the volume of moderator-only closures is quite important for this topic, I would like to share an observation that Cascabel and I made a few years ago, when playing with the SE data dump for ...
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Should trusted close/reopen voters and reviewers have their votes weighted more than others'?

I like this idea primarily because it speaks to a belief that I think you and I both share: Tying user-level moderation abilities, and the weight they carry, to non-reputation validity more easily ...
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Why do some close or reopen votes show in a timeline as invalidated instead of completed?

Because the review task was still ongoing when the question got either closed or reopened. Now that the action is already completed, there is no point in continuing the review process for it - so the ...
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Question doesn't appear in reopen queue

It appears this has been broken for over two years now... Background: reopen review triggers There are three ways a question can end up in Reopen Review: A reopen vote is cast when there are no other ...
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Why can I vote to both reopen and delete a question at the same time?

Why not? Those are different actions. You can also: Vote to close a question and upvote it. Vote to delete an answer and upvote it. Vote to reopen a question and downvote it. ...and many more things ...
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Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

I'm at 70k+ on Unix & Linux but only 1500 on SuperUser. Given the high subject matter crossover I'd happily help with the review queues on SU but as yet I haven't been able to get enough points. ...
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Please allow expired close/open votes to be re-cast

Votes to close and reopen, as well as flags to close, which age away on the post can now be re-cast 14 days after they expire. This was implemented along with some other changes to the way these votes ...
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Can moderators be given a way to change the close reason on a question without clearing reopen votes?

As a moderator, I sometimes use reopening and closing again explicitly to clear reopen votes. I’d say it is rare that we accidentally cleared reopen votes this way, and not an edge case I would want ...
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Give 2k users a 'don't put this in the reopen queue' checkbox

With the release Review queue workflows final release, we have included functionality that addressed this. Users editing closed questions will now be shown a box that allows them to indicate if they'...
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Reopen Review Queue: Whats the difference between "Leave Closed" and "Skip"?

That is only part of the effect of the Leave Closed button. It will kick the question out of review if enough people click it, but it will also start the aging process of the existing reopen votes ...
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Should a mod reopen a closed voted question for being broad if it has an accepted answer?

No I don't think they should. If your question is closed then the correct course of action if you want it reopened is to edit the question to make it acceptable to the relevant community, not to ...
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Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

Just a clarification question: there's conflicting info in your post as to when the experiments will start on all sites. At the top of the post, you say: I have 25 known outstanding requests to test ...
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