Recent comments have indicated that a question that gets edited after being put on hold should appear in the queue for reopen votes; I vaguely recall it was even said that a single reopen vote should work in this case, but I am unsure about that recollection.

I have recently stumbled across this question, which was closed 30 minutes ago, and edited 10 minutes ago to better narrow down what parts of the problem the questioner is having trouble with.

I voted to reopen directly. Then I thought to check the reopen queue: it doesn't appear, nor does my vote to reopen appear in the history.

I suppose that's fine since I've already voted to reopen but didn't do so through the review queue: do others see this question in the review queue for reopen votes?

  • $\begingroup$ It's in my reopen queue currently. It's currently been reviewed by three users through the queues. $\endgroup$
    – user61527
    Mar 11, 2014 at 1:10
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, that's good; so it seems to be working as intended, although my recollection about a quick reopen being possible in this case seems to be in error. It's unfortunate that direct votes don't get put into the history, although it's probably not worth making a feature request over it. $\endgroup$
    – user14972
    Mar 11, 2014 at 1:20
  • $\begingroup$ The question was reopened; it took 5 votes as usual. $\endgroup$
    – user127096
    Mar 11, 2014 at 1:43

1 Answer 1


Questions need 5 reopen votes to be reopened, whether they are on-hold or closed. The difference amounts to the criteria for putting the question into Reopen queue. According to this, in the on-hold phase (5 days) it suffices to the question to be

  • Edited (body edits only) by the author, or
  • Edited (body edits only) by a 3rd party, provided the editor has not also flagged the question or voted to close it.

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