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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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I absolutely love it. Please consider leaving it in place. As a moderator, there have been significantly fewer flags asking for a moderator vote to close a question. Before, questions would get to 3 or 4 close votes and not get that 5th vote. They may even start to attract low-quality answers. This change lets the community handle them much faster and get ...


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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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Some of you may have noticed the Meta Stack Exchange post - Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites (it's linked in the featured on meta sidebar) - we've finally got this project under way and Software Engineering is one of the sites we'll be running the test on. Starting tomorrow, I'll be changing the site setting and closing and reopening ...


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As I wrote in the comments above, I first was very sceptical about this change when Robert asked for it. In the meantime, however, my opinion changed a bit and I think the positive effects of the change most probably outweigh the negative ones. Don't get me wrong, I still have the strong opinion there are currently too many community members around here who ...


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


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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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