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Questions tagged [re-open]

For discussions related to re-opening questions.

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Reason of closing a question with good answers

Let us look at the question Evaluate $\int_0^{\pi/2}\frac{x^2\log^2{(\sin{x})}}{\sin^2x}dx$ I understand, that the formulation is rather short, but we have at least two precise, large answers. I ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - today)

The purpose of this thread is to help focus the attention of the community on posts that may require reopen and undeletion votes. A request should be posted as an answer below (one request per answer)....
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Best way to “revive” a question (which does not abide by the Math.SE rules) [duplicate]

There exists a question which looks interesting to me, given that I scribbled some attempts to solve it and, in spite of the fact that it "seems" like an easy application of Rolle's theorem, couldn't ...
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What should a $<3000$ user do when a question is good enough to reopen.

What should a $<3000$ user do when a question is good enough to reopen. Consider a question was bad but it get better by editing now what should a $<3000$ user do when it is good enough to ...
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Should questions closed as “unclear” be reopened if they have a reasonable answer that the OP claims “hits the spot”?

This is something that happens on occasion. Someone asks a question, but the question is somewhat vague. Someone with some experience in the field, or rather in answering questions in said field, ...
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Do you think this question deserves to be closed?

Today I've voted for closing this question for missing any context and for the OP has shown no effort. Another 4 users thought the same (I suppose) and voted accordingly. (Furthermore, one of them ...
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When voting about reopening, can/should it be shown why the question was originally closed?

When voting about reopening, I often go to the question-page to see why it was closed, so as to assess whether or not there have been an improvement in that area. For instance, I just reviewed a ...
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Reopening closed questions with good answers

I often come by questions that are closed because of lack of context, but that still have good answers. It can be questions that contain nothing more than What is this integral $\int \ldots dx$? ...
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Would like to dispute Duplicate Label-Chain Rule of Limits [duplicate]

I asked a question looking for a epsilon-delta proof for the Chain Rule of Limits, however the question was marked as a duplicate for a similar question but it does not provide the proof I was looking ...
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Should I wait before posting in “Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes”?

I was just criticized for posting in Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - ) [current version] without waiting for the reopen review queue process to unfold. Another user ...
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Appropriate way to place sound arguments when reopening a duplicate marked question

The possibility to reopen a duplicate marked question is a nice feature. This action is usually based (at least I do hope so) upon sound arguments. Is there a way to attach or combine these ...
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How to improve “Why's Applied Math 'more straightforward' than Pure Math?”

Please, how can I revise or improve my question? My request is here. Thank you all. I tried my best to avoid an "'opinion-based' question' by sticking to the advice underneath. But why was my ...
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Whether, when, and why to have a new reopen and undelete request thread

Over two years old and with 230 "answers" (some deleted) is the original Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 10/2012 - 12/2014). Some were interested for several reasons in ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - 07/2018 ) [duplicate]

The purpose of this thread is to help focus the attention of the community on posts that may require exceptional handling. This includes requests for reopen and undeletion votes. A request should be ...
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The “Reopen request” thread and closures on meta

There is a thread that is used for reopen requests Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. Some users do not use this thread for their questions on closed or deleted questions. A main ...
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Edit and Reopen: Under the hood of review queues

I was reviewing this Question in the Reopen review queue, prompted by some editing done by the OP. Given the clarifications in the body of the Question, I was tempted to edit the Title as well, for ...
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Why is reopen queue empty, if I voted for a question to be reopened?

I voted to "reopen" this question ten minutes ago. However, "Review" page keeps saying there are 0 questions in "Reopen Votes" queue. Why is that? (I would expect that question is immediately put in ...
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Off-topic question that was reopened with no improvement.

I do not understand why this question were reopened? Could anyone explain me it please. I voted to close it and it seems to me that it is "off-topic". If this is not so, then I don't see any point in ...
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Can you retract reopen votes?

I recently, for a miss-guided reason (it is complicated, but my logic was in error) clicked to re-open a meta question which I believe should be left closed. I immediately tried to retract my vote, ...
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Disputing Duplicate Tag

I am terribly disappointed that my question here has been marked as a duplicate. Someone asked for a solution for a popular question that did not use complex arithmetics. Only one solution came ...
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Notifications to those who have voted to close?

Prove that $\lambda(v-1) = r(k-1)$ I've nominated this question for re-opening. Can someone tell me whether those who voted to close it are notified of my comments under it or my vote to re-open?
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Why is Mathematics and Law closed? I based it on Mathematics and Law School? [duplicate]

https://math.stackexchange.com/q/790266/79539 was thought of as "off-topic", but the idea is based it on and supported by Mathematics and Law School?. Hence I'm wondering if we can please reopen the ...
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Reopening the question [duplicate]

I'm dealing with slightly disappointing situation and I decided that the best thing to do would be to ask here. I asked this question recently. I got some helpful comments and one brilliant answer. ...
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Reopen queue versus edited posts not working properly?

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 ...
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Working Towards Re-Opening (Undefinably large algebra?) [duplicate]

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/685061/undefinably-large-algebra?noredirect=1#comment1437509_685061 The question has been substantially rewritten since being put on hold. Any further ...
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Reopen review queue acting up?

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 "...
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Reforming closure's reputation: ideas to make closure more useful, less scary and more likely to be undone

To make a long discussion short, this is one suggestion to help reform the public image of closure at math.SE. I'd like to propose that we should be thinking of it more like a wheel clamp, and less ...
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Improvements for 'most important theorem in group theory' question

I have not made a re-open request before, and I hope this is the proper way to do it. If not, I would greatly appreciate some help so I can do it properly. I would appreciate feedback on how this ...
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How can I re-open or take a question off-hold?

What is the proper course of action if you think a question (not necessarily your own) was wrongly closed or put on hold? Just bring it up here? Or is there some page you're meant to go to to vote to ...
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Reopen votes review queue asks “Nominate for reopening?” when one clicks “Leave Closed”

With the recent redesign of the whole close system, there seems to have been an inadvertent corollary. Namely, in the "Reopen Votes" review queue, when one clicks "Leave Closed", there is a popup ...
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Why My question was closed, [Reopened] [RECLOSED again]?

In my question I ask for practical tips for the mathematical research practice, if not personal,I look for some articles/websites/books/guides/faq related, or if was already asked on Math.SE, the link ...
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Problem in posting my questiom

Yesterday I have posted a question then I deleted today. Right after I tried to repost my question with a different title because somehow I wasn't specific. The problem is that I can't post it anymore ...
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Question that is no longer duplicate (by deletion of “original”)

I was a little suprised to see a Question of mine about a MathJax error showing up in Related Links (for another meta.Math.SE question), because as I remembered it, it had been closed as duplicate. ...
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Scaling votes for closing (and reopen) a question

As the question about the beauty of mathematics was closed, reopened and there is already a close vote again. For sure it is possible that we close and reopen the question several times, I think for ...
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Cleaning up the “Requests for Reopen Votes” thread?

I suggest that a moderator once in a while cleans up the Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 10/2012 - 12/2014) thread to avoid the thread getting cluttered. If a question has ...
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Generalization case vs Particular case

Could the - generalization of a problem - post be a good enough reason in order to vote for closing a question? I agree that in some cases is proving to be useful and the effort is significantly ...
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voting to reopen

When you vote to reopen a closed question, you're not prompted to enter your reason for thinking it ought to be reopened. Where is the appropriate forum for that? Here in meta, or in the comments ...
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Reopened question

What was the rationale for reopening this question this question? (The initial comments refer to the link that is struck out. But the subject of my query is the other link) My understanding was that ...
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Voting to reopen question on a remark of Novikov

This question has been closed as "not constructive"; it asks about a quotation by an unnamed, but famous, topologist from the 1970s to the affect that "algebraic topology is dead". As Bill Dubuque ...
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proposal to re-open a question; also some other comments on it

I've voted to re-open this question. I wouldn't be surprised if it should be closed as a duplicate, but closing it as "not a real question" was probably just people throwing tantrums. At least ten ...
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Reopening a 48/2(9+3) question (ambiguous order of operations)?

There was an internet meme started last year about ambiguously written arithmetical expressions leading to arguments for different possible values. Of course this is not a good place to host ...
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Can we reopen question about predicting next number in a sequence?

Predict next number from a series was closed recently, amid a number of comments to the effect that the next term could be anything, etc., etc. Unlike other questions that have been discussed before ...
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Proposal for an easy reopening policy

There seems to be a significant asymmetry between the efforts required in closing questions versus reopening them. As a partial remedy, I propose a policy to balance this: moderators reopen the ...