24 votes

Why is this question entering 'reopen review' over and over (and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over) again?

Given that this is apparently the almost single-handed work of one user, how is this not an extreme breach of voting privileges? It's not a breach of voting privileges -- much less an extreme one -- ...
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Why has this Animal Farm question been reopened?

Sorry about that. The question has now been re-closed. But since you asked why, here's the full sequence of events: Hamlet originally posted the question on the old Literature Stack Exchange, back ...
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14 votes
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If a certain work is found to be off topic, are questions on Sci-Fi elements also off topic?

In the past, we've exempted talking animals from topicality. I propose we extend that to all cartoon physics, unless otherwise on-topic. For example, all of the following questions would be off-...
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13 votes

Is "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" on-topic?

Yes. in this instance the song (and its source-poem) are thoroughly on-topic given that they're a fantasy that merely happens to have a christmassy setting. Robert L. May created Rudolph in 1939, ...
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12 votes

How do we go about lowering the reputation for re-open votes?

Right now it takes 3,000 reputation to cast a re-open or a close vote. We don't want "casual users" voting to close or open questions, we want users who are invested in the site and making it a better ...
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12 votes

Should a moderator have reopened this question?

This question has come up in the review queue again and I have voted to leave closed. The "too broad" close reads as such (which was changed fairly recently IIRC). Please edit the question to ...
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10 votes
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Please reopen this question

As originally asked the question was off-topic and rightly closed. Since then, OP has added some additional information that brings it on-topic. "Although I don't remember it having magic or ...
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10 votes
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Is deduplication possible?

Yes. In exactly the same way as for any other kind of closed question: click the reopen button. (Users with less than 250 reputation won't see this button at all; users like you with between 250 and ...
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10 votes

Who determines if a post should be re-opened?

Anyone who can vote to close can also vote to reopen. Voting to reopen works in more or less the same way as voting to close: five users with 3k+ reputation are enough to reopen any closed question, ...
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9 votes
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Is this question about universes in which P=NP worth reopening?

Yes, it should be reopened. We have quite a few “first of” questions on the site, which have been generally well-received. Picking a few examples at random: What was the first story to be set in the ...
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9 votes
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Should this Game of Thrones question be reopened?

The question should be (and was) reopened This is a question about a popular fan theory. As laid out in the most-upvoted answer to Are questions about fan theories allowed?, we can even ask questions ...
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9 votes
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Reopening Duplicated Question - Start creating Rules for tagging a question

Your specific question I'd rather not comment on this, since I never got into the Star Wars franchise. My gut feeling is to agree with you that it's not a duplicate, and if I weren't a mod I would ...
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7 votes

Who determines if a post should be re-opened?

You! And the community. The fact is, you have more than 3K rep. It is in your power to reopen anything. Of course, our gods mods also can do it singlehandedly. But that doesn't matter :P
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How do we go about lowering the reputation for re-open votes?

Privileges are common across the entire SE estate. If you feel that these should be changed, you need to raise it on SE:Meta, not on a local site. For the record, there was a review a while ago. Some ...
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6 votes
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How can we make this question on-topic? Should we, at all?

After cropping out the second question, the post received four reopen votes. I cast the final vote and the post has now been reopened. I suppose that was kind of the community consensus on this. If ...
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6 votes

Reopen Question: B'Elanna Torres's Head Ridges

I'm really at a loss why the close voters (Cherubel, TheLethalCarrot, Edlothiad Loki and T.J.L.) felt that the question was worthy of closure. TLC has spoken about it in comments and seems to have ...
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6 votes
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Can I retract a reopen vote?

Survey says no. There was a feature request for this posted on Meta.SE back in 2013, but there was no response from the StackExchange team. A related question posted earlier this year on Meta.SO got a ...
6 votes

Why's this Flash question a duplicate?

TL;DR: It should not have been. It has been reopened since. The questions The questions by themselves aren't duplicates. They ask for different things. No matter how much or what Barry inherited, S....
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6 votes

Should we reopen "general reference" questions as a matter of course?

If you find a closed question which you think should be reopened, vote to reopen it. I hesitate to make any sweeping statements about a whole class of questions; doubtless some GR-closed questions ...
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6 votes

Why is this question entering 'reopen review' over and over (and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over) again?

Because people think that it should be reopened. The question asks a simple question - why doesn't the Burrow have more bedrooms? It's not unclear. It's perfectly clear what the question is asking. ...
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5 votes

Should the Dementors question be reopened?

Leave Closed as Duplicate If the question was not a duplicate of Did Ekrizdis create the Dementors? It is surely a duplicate of How are Dementors created/born? A common thought, although not ...
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4 votes
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Question falsely closed as duplicate

The question should be a duplicate: the issue of female dwarves in Tolkien's legendarium has been discussed a lot on this site already. When I first saw it, I was going to dupehammer it closed, but ...
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4 votes
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Why was this question reopened by a mod?

It is my understanding that the FWP clarification post applies this to the questions which: Do not have a canon answer currently but are expected to be answered in the future. Have enough ...
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4 votes

Is "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" on-topic?

My personal feeling is that, if you're going to ask the question, you need to state which continuities you will accept. Is it just the classic songs? Can we include more offbeat ones like "Grandma Got ...
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4 votes

Can we reopen the question “When would the Undying Lands become over-populated?”

I was the fifth reopen vote just now. Go ahead and post your answer.
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3 votes
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Please reopen the star-wars laser fire question as it is nowhere close to a duplicate

The question was never closed As you can see from the post's timeline, the question was not at any time closed as a duplicate. Yes, there were some 'proposed' close votes, but it was voted to leave ...
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3 votes
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Please reopen "Did Maeve choose to go and save her child of her own free will?"

The question is once again open. I made an edit to request info from the first season only, which prevents it from falling foul of the "Future Works" policy. Based on how rapidly it reopened, the ...
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3 votes

Should we have an etiquette for NOT "stealing" answers on reopened questions?

Answer stealing happens often on this site (and similar internet forums). Someone posts a question when you are sleeping, and someone else quickly answers it before you had time to react. You give a ...
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3 votes
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Please, re-open this question

The question has now been reopened by the community. (For the record, reviewers voted to leave closed within minutes of the post entering the review queue. I don't know Star Trek Discovery, so can't ...
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3 votes

Please reopen the Space Opera vs Space Drama question

I voted to close it because the question was Poorly scoped. What is the difference according to whom? Does OP just mean according to random internet people who write articles on wikipedia? Opinion-...
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