I have seen this large issue with this website which can endanger the new user:
It was accidentally done that one edited the question of another user whose question was already closed, but then had this edit approved. The first edit after a closed question is done goes to the reopen queue for confirmation. However, because this edit did not reopen the question, the asker cannot as easily reopen the question now based on what I was told. This is the link.
The concern here is that this closed question was already in the “new user question queue” which is unrelated to the reopen queue. This means that the editing user was unaware of its closing to then submit a thought “normal edit”, but not an edit to reopen the question. Now the question is in a sort of “soft lock” state in which the OP cannot open it again unless duplicating the question and the like.
Also, here is the conversation in case this user’s question gets deleted. The names have been whited out for privacy, even though anyone can click the link:
I would hate to see this happen to someone else. Please tell me why this happens. There should also be a new feature where this is disabled or there may be multiple edits for reopening a question.
Please give me feedback and correct me! I do not means to downplay this website, even though I have only been on this site for a month and a half now as of this post, but these would significantly improve any Stack Exchange or Overflow website. Please tell me if these can be fixed or explained.
By the way as @hardmath said, here it the timeline for this question as a sample of what happened.