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The following both involved the participation of moderator KitFox, so would five reopen votes still be needed or simply the number that closed?

https://english.stackexchange.com/q/185219/50720 was closed by tchrist, Robusto, KitFox♦.

https://english.stackexchange.com/q/185214/50720: I've since emended this. I tried to flag this but was confused; two were marked as declined and one helpful.

  • Reopening is the same; 5 votes needed. – anongoodnurse Jul 25 '14 at 11:53
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    At the risk of confusing things still further, I've just cast the third and final delete vote against the first question linked to here. I don't know whether it would be automatically be reopened in the unlikely event that five hi-rep users voted to undelete. Maybe there would have to be another five votes to complete the resuscitation process, but I'm not holding my breath. I see nothing of interest in the much [of] the same question, and I've no reason to disagree with it being unilaterally closed by a mod. – FumbleFingers Jul 25 '14 at 15:30
  • Regarding the (for-the-nonce-)remaining second question, no, it shouldn’t be reöpened either. That question is fully congruent to requesting a discursive treatise on what nuances may or may not apply to the variant phrasings all of the foo and all the foo and all foo. This is just needling nothingness that will produce no other better answer than “Nothing whatsoever beyond pointless verbosity for verbosity’s sake”. It is not a reasonable question, and it would not generate reasonable answers. Please consider our sister-site for English Language Learners given your clear state as a perplexed learner. – tchrist Jul 25 '14 at 15:50
  • All votes are equal. But some votes are more equal than others. And we want it that way. – bib Jul 25 '14 at 16:05
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