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Yes, you need at least 250 reputation to see and cast close/reopen votes on your own questions and at least 3000 reputation to do so on any question. This is a screenshot I took of one of my questions on a site where I have less than 250 reputation: New users can still cause their own questions to be sent to the reopen queue by making a good edit to ...


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The new question is an exact duplicate of How do I pluralize a name ending in “y”? If you think a more thorough answer is warranted then by all means, write one for the old question. Or if you think one is needed but don't know enough to write one yourself (or lack the time), then a bounty can be started on the old question.


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I thought it was a great question, and had already voted to reopen. Note that, with your rep, you are also allowed to vote to reopen. You're not listed as one of the people who reopened it. Unfortunately it has attracted a further two votes-to-close.


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In general, I agree that there is not a great "reverse dictionary" easily available for researching this kind of question, so "lack of research" isn't necessarily a great close reason. I do think it's still very helpful when OPs with this sort of question include information like "I thought of X and looked at its synonyms, but none of those match" or "I ...


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Considerations: [Note: In the time that I've been gone, the question has actually been reopened so much of the foregoing might not make as much sense as I would have wanted it to have when I wrote the bulk of it, but I still think it is worth consideration.] The entire body of the question is a single-word-request. No answers are valid responses to those. ...


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It is an easy inference to think that if a question is easily answered by google that it is off-topic by 'general reference' or 'Please do you research first' close reasons. And that holds for many questions, but I think it is naive to assume it for all. There may not be good answers out there (I'm looking at you, Urban Dictionary), and that is what ELU is ...


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All the votes to close were "send it to ELL", but I can't see if it actually went and was rejected (which would certainly end up closed as off-topic), or if it was closed before that path was available (which would simply have closed it). – Andrew Leach♦ Now reopened.


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Stack Exchange actively discourages requests for help remembering something you have forgotten, or any other request for guesses or ideas, as opposed to answers. This is because Stack Exchange is developing the exhaustive list of correct answers to questions future visitors will need answered. Suppose a person asks “what is the word that I am trying to ...


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A completed review in the reöpen queue does nothing to remove current reöpen votes if there are any, nor to prevent new ones from appearing. Those reöpen votes must therefore exist because two members voted to reöpen that question. The reöpen review queue will be unrelated to those votes.


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I think it should be re-opened. It's not a great question, but leaving it closed is pointless, and I agree with what Mitch said in a comment: closure should be made a temporary status as often as possible. Functionally, closure acts to prevent anyone from answering a question, and enables deletion. The "closed" status shouldn't be used as an eternal badge ...


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The question is not a duplicate for that reason, but it does not show the questioner's attempt at research, and more importantly to me it may even be General Reference, so I do not think the community should cast votes to reopen it. In my general reference check, the first thing I thought to check is master degree plural possessive and I found the Johns ...


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I can fugure out the meaning literally but I don't think that's what it really means. This sentence in the question could be taken to mean that the question is a song/poetry interpretation question, which is off-topic, and which would mean it would be appropriate to close it as primarily opinion based. Even if you think it isn't a poetry interpretation ...


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In addition to @Laurel's answer, here's what it looks like when you can close/reopen questions:


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I would think the principle reason for leaving answered and accepted questions open is because it allows users to submit new information, new suggestions, and new answers. It seems to me that 14 answers is a pretty exhaustive list, the accepted answer itself contains a list of fourteen words! Five out of the fourteen posts have been deleted by mods / the ...


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