I am wondering why this question was closed. It is closed as "unclear", but to me it seems perfectly clear (and I cannot see why it is not).

I do not mean to claim that it is a wonderful, well-thought-out question. But rather, I do not think that it should have fallen foul of the recent spate of chaff-ridding.

Hence, my question:

Why was this question closed?

(Relevant: I posted in the "Reopen request" thread, and the request obtained a +1/-2 without comment...)

  • $\begingroup$ For others reading this: the question was reopened. $\endgroup$
    – user147263
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 22:10

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Earlier, deletion seemed easier than retagging and editing the question. Now that deletion met some resistance... sure, let's reopen.

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    $\begingroup$ Yes. Let's. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 15:57
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    $\begingroup$ I think if you are going to continue with your crusade you should be doing it properly. If your reason was simply "laziness" then I am slightly frustrated. Your edits improve the question, sure, but it wasn't that bad to begin with - it didn't deserve closure! $\endgroup$
    – user1729
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 16:02
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    $\begingroup$ @user1729 Yes, I am disgustingly lazy. If you tend to get frustrated with other people's laziness, reading Math.SE is guaranteed to be frustrating... $\endgroup$
    – user147263
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 18:20
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    $\begingroup$ @900 My criticism was not that you are lazy, but rather of a poor job done through laziness. I mean, a better lazy option would have been to just ignore it. (As a side issue, I am lazy to. I only come to math.SE as a form of procrastination. Because typing is easier than digging through the bombsite of ny desk to find the work I am supposed to be doing. I suspect this is a common issue...) $\endgroup$
    – user1729
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 18:35

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