What can be done about reversing the momentum of a questions shamed as "opinion based"? The moment a question had been shamed it seems that rewording it doesn't really bring attention back to it, it isn't worth it to expend effort on a question already marked on hold - trends are hard to revert, and I understand this.
So it also seems that the community is quick to punish questions why are not being asked according to the rule (eg "opinion based" questions") however isn't necessarily as quick restoring questions which have been edited to remove the offending elements.
The question I have in mind is this: What is "train" based development? - I did ask for an opinion initially, which was wrong of me, however I quickly reworded it to ask for a concrete definition. By that time the question was already on hold. What are my options sans asking a new question?
Generally, it seems to me that it is better to give questions a new chance - it is well know that "three strikes and you're out" didn't prove to be a good idea after all, so maybe "criminal" questions could be given an opportunity to start a new life. So can we consider keeping the close vote count but removing the on hold status once a question has been edited by the author? An additional close vote could trigger a new re-evaluation, still taking the full close vote count into consideration. However if a question had been edited in an appropriate way, it is unlikely that such a vote will occur anew.