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Reopen a question that was closed, then changed, and now is missing last reopen vote

I was directed here to ask about reopening my question after the revisions I made: Creating necessary documentation for maintenance staff when only Code repository contents can be relied on This was ...
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Reopen edited "Managing a project with an unfamilar programming language"?

I've edited out the offending resource request in Managing a project with an unfamilar programming language. I don't see yet another good close reason. Any chance we can get this reopened before it ...
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Vote to accept a question if it is worthy rather than to close when it is unworthy

It is my impression that most new questions on SESE are closed quickly, often rightfully so. This is problematic for a number of reasons. We have been urged to be friendly and welcoming. Having your ...
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3-vote close - how's it going?

UPDATE: While the testing period has ended, this change has been well-received by the community so we have opted to not reset the votes needed to close/reopen to 5 while we look at data. Please let me ...
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Now that 3 close votes has been proven and implemented on Stack Overflow, can we have the same on Software Engineering, please?

I won't belabor the research by repeating it here. It's been described in exhaustive detail at this post. The executive summary: Closing, editing and reopening all become more effective. Can we ...
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Reopen "What is the next step up from shell scripts?" question?

What paradigm to use when determining shell script vs a "proper" programming language? I made a fairly significant edit to remove the "which language should I pick?" part of this question ...
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Reopen 'Benefits of Structured Logging vs basic logging'

Benefits of Structured Logging vs basic logging I made a significant edit to make this question more appropriately scoped here and less "tell me why my coworker is wrong." Reopen votes?
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I believe my question was closed unjustly

I asked a language design / theoretical question and it was closed as "unclear what I'm asking". The problem is not that it's unclear -- it's just a bit theoretical and language design-specific. ...
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Reopen good, but duplicate, question

This post was closed as a duplicate, which perhaps it is, but the original question contains a single answer that doesn't really add much to the question. The recent, duplicate question has many more ...
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Where Do I Vote to Reopen a Question?: I Don't See Where to Do This

The following question has been closed: How can I apply Six Sigma in a software development environment? I feel it is a very valid question and have some sub-questions for it. I can't find where ...
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My question was closed for being opinion based, but I submit that that isn't the case

I asked a question about software design. It is on topic. I also read the questions to avoid, which was linked to in the Ask Question page. Now, the question was put on hold as primarily opinion based....
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How can I get my question reopened as someone answered in the comments?

I posted the following question on programmers.stackexchange.com : Is there any language-agnostic specification for "String Natural Sorting Order" I posted it on programmers.stackexchange....
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Why can't I vote to reopen the question which doesn't have any reopen votes and was closed only once?

As I understand the process: A non-moderator can vote to reopen a question, which will appear in the question links as: Share | Edit | Reopen (1) | Delete ... A person can vote to reopen a given ...
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To people who vote to reopen everything - *why*?

I've noticed in the reopen queue history and 10k close page that there are at least some people who will cast a reopen vote on nearly anything they see. I've gotta ask... why do you do this? A bit ...
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How to reopen question that was marked as duplicate but it is clearly not a duplicate

The question below was marked as a duplicate. However, it is very clear based on the comments associated with the question I posted that my question is not the same as to what it is marked as. What ...
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Can you please review the modifications for this question?

I modified the original Building a distributed system on Amazon Web Services after the comments mentioned about Why do interview questions make poor Programmers.SE questions? The question now is more ...
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Why is this question wrong? (asking for the name of a specific practice)

I was told to make a post here to understand why is my question wrong after it was placed on hold: How is it called when you define constants that simply refer to a large namespace? Context The ...
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Is this question ready for reopen?

Looks good to me now, I made some edits and sussed out what I'm fairly certain the author really wanted to ask, if it looks good please reopen otherwise any tips? I think it should be good now. What ...
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Bug in new reopen Q display - Chrome

Browser: Chrome Version 25.0.1364.152 m I see when I reopen a Q now, it shows (votes/5), and when I add my vote it tries to increment to (votes+1/5) this is new, and has a bug because it doesn't ...
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Request to reopen: 'import module' vs. 'from module import function'

I stumbled upon this question today: 'import module' vs. 'from module import function' It was closed as not constructive, but honestly I believed it's a very good fit for the site. ...
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Is this question inappropriate for Programmers? Can we reopen it?

This question, which was just closed, seems appropriate to me. My reasons: the asker is trying to learn about functional programming when reading an article about FP, the asker wasn't able to ...
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Request to reopen: Are programming languages becoming more like natural languages?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/186315 Once in a blue moon, a question comes along that, in spite of its Not Constructive nature, is Interesting and thought-provoking, Well-...
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How many times can a question be closed and reopened?

I'm happy that the community decided to reopen a question I asked on P.SE that had previously been closed, but I notice now that there are starting to be close votes again. Will there be a pitched ...
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The OP Seemed Genuinely Curious: Couldn't An Edit Have Saved This Question?

Can applications affect power consumption in a substantial way? Indeed, as currently constituted, this question probably should be closed. Yet the OP seemed genuinely curious, and the answers and ...
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Answers to this question involved facts, and yet it was closed as 'Not Constructive'. Why?

Answers to this question involved facts, and yet it was closed as 'Not Constructive'. Why? A single language to learn to develop desktop and mobile phone applications?
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Should this question be closed? Consider reopening

My question here was closed as a duplicate. However, I feel strongly that the close is inaccurate. The linked question doesn't answer my question in the slightest. My question is "what is the best ...
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Reopen the PHP on iPad question

I think we should re-open this question on how to get a PHP stack on iPad as it seems it's technically possible to get a minimal but working lighttp / PHP stack after all. Granted, the iPad is not ...
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Why is the question about programmers qualifying for the .pro domain closed?

I'm referring to this question. It seems like a question with real answers to solve a problem that's only applicable to software developers. The only problems are the "should we?", the "thanks", and ...
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A Duplicate? Seriously?

@Mark Trapp marked: what do i need to learn in order to get an entry level asp.net job? as a duplicate of If you develop with ASP.NET, which other technologies do you use? These questions aren't ...
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I think this reference request should not have been closed

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/98899/haskell-code-accompanying-the-paul-hudak-1994-us-navy-experiment-paper The paper cited is a much-referenced (in the PL world) classic. I ...
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Should "How do you ask or get asked to speak at a software conference?" have been closed?

Earlier today we saw https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/80898/how-do-you-ask-or-get-asked-to-speak-at-a-software-conference asked and subsequently closed as "not a real question". ...
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