19 votes

3-vote close - how's it going?

Did this help? Yes, unequivocally. As John Lawler as commented, "the chaff is getting winnowed out sooner, and that's good." Did it hurt? No. It's only done good for the site. It's possible ...
Andrew Leach's user avatar
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13 votes

Is it because of insufficient reputations that "reopen" button under closed questions cannot be seen?

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 ...
Laurel's user avatar
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13 votes

3-vote close - how's it going?

I think of the stream of questions posted on English Language & Usage as falling into four categories: uninteresting off-topic questions, uninteresting on-topic questions, interesting off-topic ...
Sven Yargs's user avatar
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11 votes

3-vote close - how's it going?

I'd like to post an answer from the viewpoint of a relative outsider. (For context, I'm on-and-off active in ELU's review queues, with 3 Steward badges here, but I have less than 5k rep and less than ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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7 votes

Can my question be re-opened now that it's edited?

TL;DR I doubt your question will be re-opened. The bottom-line reason is that the question is unlikely to occur to anyone else, and any answers won’t provide insight about English as a language. Let ...
Dan Bron's user avatar
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6 votes

my Question about adjective-adverb "double duty" got closed

What is ‘opinion-based’ about your question? Three members of our community cast individual votes to close your question. As none of them has said anything else in the matter, the close-reason of “...
tchrist's user avatar
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5 votes

3-vote close - how's it going?

I have always held reservations about lowering the number of close votes to three. My principle fear being that one or more reviewers would cast their votes in autopilot mode. This would mean ...
Mari-Lou A's user avatar
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5 votes

Should the following question have a proper answer?

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 ...
curiousdannii's user avatar
5 votes

Reopen question about how to format footnote references?

This question was correctly closed as off-topic and should not be re-opened. It has nothing to do with English language or usage: the same problem exists if you're writing in Spanish. However, Stack ...
Chappo Hasn't Forgotten's user avatar
4 votes

Reopen question about how to format footnote references?

As Chappo answered, it's not a question for ELU: it's not about English. But as asked, it's not for Writers either: it's a question about how to get MS Word to behave sensibly. Writers' questions ...
Andrew Leach's user avatar
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4 votes
Accepted

When you don't remember a "word"

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 ...
1006a's user avatar
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4 votes

3-vote close - how's it going?

My observation is that low-quality questions are now closed more quickly, while questions that have some substance to them tend not to be significantly affected. With reopen votes also reduced, it's ...
Lawrence's user avatar
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4 votes

I think the question about *infamous* being used for neutral or positive events deserves a second look

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. ...
AndyT's user avatar
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3 votes

Can we get this question back from ELL, please?

We can't "get a question back" once it's gone. The receiving site can reject it; in that case, that site gets the stub and we would get a closed question because we've indicated it's ...
Andrew Leach's user avatar
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3 votes

3-vote close - how's it going?

I'm a keen SE reviewer, and I have certainly noticed the difference on EL&U in the elimination of massive close queues. But there's an outcome that seems to have received little attention: fewer ...
Chappo Hasn't Forgotten's user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

Should this question be really closed?

I agree that it is not a full duplicate. The older question only covers part of this question. I have voted to reopen.
Cerberus - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
3 votes

Could "Is “hangman” a gender neutral term?" be reopened?

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 ...
Tonepoet's user avatar
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3 votes

Should "What Does Mansplaining Mean?" be reopened or migrated? (Reopened)

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 ...
Mitch's user avatar
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3 votes

When you don't remember a "word"

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 ...
MetaEd's user avatar
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2 votes
Accepted

Why was this closed? (And should it be reopened?)

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 ...
2 votes

How could this question receive two reopen votes?

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 ...
tchrist's user avatar
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2 votes

Is this question still off-topic?

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 ...
herisson's user avatar
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2 votes

"Masters degree" vs. "Master's degree" is not the same question as "Master's degrees" vs. "Masters' degrees"

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 ...
Tonepoet's user avatar
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1 vote

Should there be an increasing number of close votes required to re-close a question that has been reopened?

As Laurel has commented, such a change (increasing the number of votes in a second round of voting) is a system change. The number of votes required to close/re-open a question can be changed, but it'...
Andrew Leach's user avatar
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1 vote

Question was closed as duplicate but is a different question

The question has had its three votes to reopen.
Andrew Leach's user avatar
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1 vote

Request for reopening

The duplicate is not asking about a person who “pretends” to be knowledgeable but isn’t. There is no pretending going on, so it is not trickery: it is self-ignorance. “An ultracrepidarian is unaware ...
tchrist's user avatar
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1 vote

3-vote close - how's it going?

Keep it at 3 because that helped me My Question was closed, then re-opened within a few hours of asking: Can 'pasta copy' be different from 'copy pasta' (to mean boilerplate copy [...
Jesse's user avatar
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1 vote

Re-open request: "Stick vs aerosol" question

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, ...
curiousdannii's user avatar
1 vote

Is it because of insufficient reputations that "reopen" button under closed questions cannot be seen?

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