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Should I 'recuse' myself on reopen votes for questions I voted to close?

If you voted to close a question and if are asked whether or not it should be reopened, there is no reason for you not to reevaluate it. And if it turns out that the flaws that made you vote for ...
José Carlos Santos's user avatar
14 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2022 - today)

Reopened How do you find the center of a cake with just a knife? was closed as a duplicate of Determine the centre of a circle but it is not a duplicate. Cutting a cake with a knife is not the same ...
Gerry Myerson's user avatar
12 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2021 - 12/2021)

Reopened, Re-closed (by a mod), and Reopened again with context edit reinstated Please consider reopening Any criteria for a category to have all connected limits?. This is a very natural question ...
Eric Wofsey's user avatar
11 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - 12/2020)

Reopened This is on the chopping block again: Is zero a prime number? The question was the subject of this meta discussion: How to prevent the loss of excellent answers to poor questions. which ...
10 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - 12/2020)

Reopened, Put on hold, deleted, undeleted, deleted, re-undeleted, re-deleted, undeleted again, deleted again, locked, unlocked and reopened Please consider reopening What digits is the "number&...
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Do you think this question deserves to be closed?

The question as it was asked did not provide any context whatsoever, and as such can be considered as legitimate target for a vote to close. I also feel that some of the actual context would be ...
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Should questions closed as "unclear" be reopened if they have a reasonable answer that the OP claims "hits the spot"?

Someone could understand it well enough to answer it, so surely someone will be able to make it clear. If it is literally impossible to make the question clear, then it has no place on this site. ...
Najib Idrissi's user avatar
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Best way to "revive" a question (which does not abide by the Math.SE rules)

I have had a number of cases where the question was closed because it was badly phrased but I thought I could understand the intent and could provide a good answer. I posted a comment asking that the ...
Ross Millikan's user avatar
9 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2021 - 12/2021)

Reopened, reclosed, reopened again, closed once again, and reopened once again Please consider reopening this Question, which was closed for lack of context. Yet the original opening paragraph gives ...
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8 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - 12/2020)

Closed, re-opened Solve for $x^2 + 7x +1 = 3n(x^2 + x +1), n \in \Bbb{Z}$ My this question was put on hold as off-topic because it lacks context. It also gives a link to how I can add context. The ...
8 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2021 - 12/2021)

Undeleted (still closed), Deleted, Undeleted, Deleted again, Undeleted again, and yet deleted again, and locked – permanently! – by moderator Xander Henderson The question What are sufficient ...
Gerry Myerson's user avatar
8 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2022 - today)

Undeleted Please vote for undeleting this question: Bounds involving number of invariant factors and elementary divisors. The question is interesting, and I provided the OP enough hints in order to ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - 12/2020)

Reopened I edited the question Variable in upper bound of sum when it had 4 votes to close, and I also posted a rather detailed answer (which the OP accepted). It got "put on hold as unclear what ...
7 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - 12/2020)

Reopened This meta question has been closed as a duplicate: Can we please STOP closing and deleting old posts with answers? However, it is not a duplicate. The older question is about deleting ...
7 votes

Why can a question be deleted (by non-moderator users) without being closed?

This is because it is possible that a question can have five reopen votes from users with above 10k reputation even whilst it remains deleted. An old post on the main meta explains some reasons why ...
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7 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2022 - today)

Reopened Why does $\Psi(n)=H_{n-1}-\gamma$ has been closed as a duplicate of Did I derive a new form of the gamma function?. It is stated in my answer to the latter question that $\psi(n)=-\gamma+H_{n-...
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7 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2022 - today)

Reopened Please consider reopening least time to cross water swimming and running. Someone asked in a comment if it was a duplicate of this question, and I responded no — that question asks how to ...
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6 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - 07/2018 )

Reopened Request to reopen this question: If the map induces identity on all homotopic groups then it is homotopic to identity It appears that the question was closed because the closers did not ...
Moishe Kohan's user avatar
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6 votes
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What should a $<3000$ user do when a question is good enough to reopen.

If your question got closed, the first edit will put it in the reopen queue, where users will review it and consider whether or not it should be reopened. Note that this is a one-shot chance. After ...
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6 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - 12/2020)

Reopened The question A Proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic was rightfully quickly closed as unclear, but the asker has since edited to clarify what they meant and what specific difficulty ...
6 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - 12/2020)

Reopened I would like to see the question "What is $\nabla X$ in Riemannian geometry?" re-opened. (I see from the timeline that the reopen queue has finished. In hindsight, I should have edited the ...
6 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - 12/2020)

Reopened The OP added an attempt to Determine the number of ordered triple $(x, y, z)$ of integer numbers (negatives and positives) satisfying $|x| + |y| + |z| \le 6$ in a comment to an answer while ...
6 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - 12/2020)

This answer from 7 months ago was apparently deleted by Community as spam or offensive yesterday. I don't see how it could be offensive, and such an answer to a question tagged book-recommendation is ...
6 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - 12/2020)

Undeleted, reopened, closed, reopened Minimum Elementary row/column transformations to find Inverse of given Matric This question was definitely not up to site standards, but it had a couple of ...
6 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - 12/2020)

Undeleted Requesting an undelete for this question. I'm having trouble seeing why the question was deleted, and the asker did so after I provided an answer, which seems like a possible abuse of the Q-...
6 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 07/2018 - 12/2020)

Undeleted How many cycles are there in graph with $n$ nodes, where each node is adjacent to the next and all nodes are adjacent to a node in the middle? The OP asked a question and made a genuine ...
6 votes

Should perfectly fine questions that have been closed and have an answer be re-opened?

There are two commonly observed ways to deal with "PSQs", Problem Statement Questions, that is homework-looking questions where no context or personal thoughts are provided: one of them is to answer ...
Arnaud Mortier's user avatar
6 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2021 - 12/2021)

Undeleted I'd like to tentatively nominate A structural view to the power set axiom: Is this axiom really justifiable? for undeletion (admission: I have an answer there). It was a fine question. Re: ...
Noah Schweber's user avatar
6 votes

Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes (volume 01/2022 - today)

Update: Question deleted, answer merged with another question's answers. Consider undeleting and reopening the question Growth rate of finite simple groups. The question was sloppily written, but ...
Moishe Kohan's user avatar
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