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Speaking for myself, I cast reopen votes without edits because I have different standards for closing than you do, and believe the question stands on its own merits without needing to be "edited into shape." I could ask the reverse question of you, why you vote to close so many questions that I find perfectly fine as is? Why do you vote to close when it's ...


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There are three things you can, and should, do: Edit the question. Remove any ambiguity, add extra details, fix the spelling and grammar, etc. Generally improve it. This will add the question to the Reopen Review queue where it will get reviewed and, if you've made sufficient edits, reopened. Post a request in your site's chat room (in this case The ...


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It can go on for as long as there are people with over 3,000 reputation who haven't used their votes. On any given question you are allowed to vote once to close and once to reopen. After that you can't vote any more. So any particular user can't vote to close (or reopen) your question twice. Diamond moderators can vote any number of times. Perhaps you ...


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Your question contains value statements you assume are universal. I'm guessing they're not. "some people who will cast a reopen vote on nearly anything they see" - They probably don't see it that way. I can't imagine anyone trying to do the wrong thing. I can imagine people holding a view of the right thing that's different than yours. "one off protest vote"...


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I voted to reopen. Personally, I don't think this particular question qualifies as a "guessing game" question. From the blog post: Guessing game questions aren't practical. The answer helps you concisely communicate the intent of your module to other programmers, and helps research possibly better ways of doing type aliasing. Those are both highly ...


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It looks like Jarrod Roberson actually did a good edit too it to make it a good constructive question. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/posts/156740/revisions I went ahead and reopened it.


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The basis of closing a question really doesn't have to do with the quality of the existing answers, it has to do with the quality of the current state of the question itself. I agree there are some very high quality answers that manage to stay subjective, but anytime a question asks "the best language for X", well that is a highly opinionated thing. One ...


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You've got it completely wrong. The question is by no means “not constructive”. The fact that the guidelines are met should be a hint. It's a well-written question about an interesting subject. That this question was closed as NC doesn't surprise me. There are more things on heaven and earth than dreamt of in most programmers' philosophy, but your average ...


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You need 3000 reputation on the main site to cast close and open votes on questions, so the link below the question to cast the vote will not show up. In the mean time, you can ask about it on Meta or flag it for moderator review. This particular question won't likely be reopened - it's overly broad. There are entire books about applying Six Sigma to ...


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Yes, this looks reopenable. Good edit, 10/10.


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I just took a look at both questions - I don't see any duplication. However, I'm not sure that your question should stay open - it's incredibly broad. There are many books written on improving software processes and project management.


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What probably happened is you voted to re-open at some point and your vote expired (~ there wasn't another re-open vote for four days). There's no visible trace of expired votes, so this is more of an educated guess. Unfortunately you can't re-cast an expired vote. Related (on Meta Stack Exchange): Why do close votes expire? Close Votes expire too soon for ...


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Done. Even though it "only" had a couple of reopen votes, With the edits I think it deserves another chance.


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I've locked the question in question. It was closed once by 5 community users, reopened by 5 community users, and closed a second time by 5 community users - all of this without any moderator intervention. It's being discussed in this Meta question, and so far no one has provided an answer to suggest that such questions are on topic.


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The original phrasing was a bit not constructive. That said, I fully agree that the core question is about understanding the concepts involved, which is what Programmers is all about: Programmers — Stack Exchange is a site for professional programmers who are interested in getting expert answers on conceptual questions about software development. Edited ...


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This bug has been reported, confirmed, and status-completed few hours ago at Workplace meta: Accepted answer from SE team member (Mark Gravell) says: Thanks; this will be fixed in the next deploy. It looks like we changed the display from (3) to (3/5), but the javascript / regex at the client wasn't updated accordingly. Meta WP reference: Total amount ...


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It had 3 reopen votes. I finished up the process.


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I can understand why you are willing to try the way that has proven to work so well at Stack Overflow. I am observing it for about half year now and it looks really impressive and, which is especially promising, it seems to be free from (serious) negative side effects. On the other hand, there is no guarantee that this will work well here. Rather opposite, ...


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The question attracted a sub par answer, and I'm guessing that was the main reason for the close votes (the "foo" vs "bar" title doesn't look good either). Crappy one-liners are almost always a very strong hint that the question is not constructive, but in this case I think it was just coincidental. I've removed the non answer and re-opened it, hopefully ...


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