The Reopen review queue is acting really strange today.

All of a sudden, it contains loads of questions for review (180 reviews today on 3600 ever). Moreover, the queue contains questions that were "edited since they were closed". But the "revision" tab states:

No changes to display

Given that there are questions which were last edited over a year ago, I presume there was some query run by the system to bring back these old questions for review.

Nonetheless it is strange that there are questions brought up in the queue even without changes to display.

Can we get some more information on this?

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ There are some details about the change in this post on MSO $\endgroup$
    – user9733
    Sep 9, 2013 at 14:25
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. Incidentally, I had just found the exact same post. $\endgroup$
    – Lord_Farin
    Sep 9, 2013 at 14:28

1 Answer 1


The Reopen review queue has been modified as follows (MSO source):

Currently, this means that a closed question will automatically be added to the reopen queue when it is...

  • ...Edited (body edits only) within 5 days of closure by the author. Or,
  • ...Edited (body edits only) within 5 days of closure by a 3rd-party, provided the editor has not also flagged the question or voted to delete it. Or,
  • ...Sufficiently popular, where popularity is calculated based on question score, top answer score, or views per month. We're still tweaking the exact thresholds for these, but right now they're fairly generous - however, the most popular closed questions are being added to the queue first.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .