I have a question about my Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange post: What's so special about Harry Potter?

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    Now that you've clarified it, I have voted to reopen. You may want to put more detail into this meta post, however, because it's a bit short. People may not be able to see what's going on just from the title and link to your main-site question.
    – Kevin
    Dec 8 '18 at 1:20
  • As your question has now been reopened, I've tagged this status-completed.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Dec 8 '18 at 18:08
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    @Randal'Thor Is "status-completed" normally used for this kind of request? It seems a bit odd, because there's no reason that the question can't be reclosed.
    – Alex
    Dec 8 '18 at 23:27

Once your post has been edited, it automatically gets flagged for review, and the community will (eventually) get to look over the changes and vote to reopen it, or make further recommendations. On this site, we have high enough activity that it does not usually take very long for that to happen. You generally won't need to take any more action yourself beyond "fixing" the post, you just may have to wait a while. Especially on a weekend, I'd give at least a few days as activity drops off then.

If your post isn't getting reopened, or if you aren't sure why it was put on hold, or you disagree with some of the changes, then definitely come to this site to ask why. If you do that, though, you should put more detail in your post (e.g. were you told why it was on hold? What "reason code" did you see, and what did you do to fix it and/or why do you disagree?) so that users have some context. As long as you have a link to your question somewhere in your post, you can add whatever other information you think is helpful even if your reputation is low at the time.

In this case it looks like your edits were exactly what was needed and the post has been reopened.

  • And now answered. Dec 9 '18 at 18:22
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    Good answer. I'd just add a couple of points to explain why the OP posted on meta like this: 1) there's a comment on the question (now obsolete and deleted) from a high-rep user specifically suggesting they ask on meta to appeal the closure; 2) since the user had less than 5 rep, they were required to ask this meta in the form "I have a question about my post: <link>".
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Dec 10 '18 at 9:36
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    @Randal'Thor That's all well and good, but they still forgot to add the actual question, which the template explicitly asks for.
    – TARS
    Dec 10 '18 at 10:40

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