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Is there hard data on users' reopen voting patterns?

Close voting by user There have been 15403 close votes since the site started, and 1416 reopen votes; or about 10 times as many close votes as open votes. Note, this does not count the deleted ...
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Is there hard data on close votes?

I spent a bit of time digging into this. I looked at the past 365 of questions posted on the site to get the numbers. Here is what I found: Over the past 365 days, there were 6,534 questions asked, ...
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Why not show the people who reopened?

Actually, that information is readily available. Just because it was reasonably easy to find an example among them, I'm going to use one of your own questions as an example: Could mirrors be put in ...
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A chat room for reopening (and closing?) questions

I'm not sure if this is a good idea... I'm not an avid user of the chat rooms, but even I've seen the usual "vtc plz" it seems kinda close to encouraging voting rings, just with close and reopen ...
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Is there room for improvement on the close/reopen question features?

1. The mechanics of voting is controlled by Stack Exchange The first problem is that the actual process of VTC/VTR is programmatically controlled by Stack Exchange — not us. Any change would ...
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Can "Is it possible for a planet to become moon of a gas giant and sustain life as is?" be reopened?

After you made this meta post, the question was reopened and then closed as a duplicate. Duplicates aren't bad! If you didn't find the linked questions, perhaps other people won't either. And ...
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Is there hard data on close votes?

I don't know if votes that age away are tracked anywhere. Users with 10k rep can see some close/reopen statistics for the last 90 days. For each close reason, it includes the number closed, the ...
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An invitation to reopen a magic-system question

I didn't comment on the question, I didn't upvote, didn't downvote and didn't vote to close -- I seldom, if ever, take any action on magic-related questions. But this specific question needs heavy ...
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I request to open my question again or explain why it's worse than 90% of other questions here

I'm Confused Didn't you ask this question the other day? I remember answering you! I think, just perhaps, you didn't follow through on the bit where I suggested that you place restrictions on the ...
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I have no idea whatsever why my question was closed as too-story based, it was pure worldbuilding. I request to reopen it!

REQUEST GRANTED!!! ...All you have to do is edit your question slightly! I have no horse (or dog) in this race, but I can tell you that I would not have voted to close your question because of it ...
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How to fix "Unclear What You're Asking"?

Thanks for bringing this to Meta, Devon. First of all, and this is important, this site hasn't existed for a super long time. The rules of even a year ago are not the rules of today. Consequently, ...
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What happens when an on-hold question is edited and nominated for reopening by the OP?

The first edit on a question that is "On Hold" automatically sends the question to the "Reopen Review Queue" where members with more than 3k reputation can vote to leave it closed or reopen it. When 2 ...
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A chat room for reopening (and closing?) questions

Over on Stack Overflow we have Stack Overflow Close Vote Reviewers (we do reopens and deletions as well). Of course, the moderation load is much larger over there (our Close Vote queue hovers around ...
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Frequent closure and reopening of popular questions

This is not a problem. Yes, this is how the site is supposed to work. You seem to be missing (or ignoring) a bit of the picture; when a post is closed, and then reopened, it is not prevented from ...
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Frequent closure and reopening of popular questions

This is not a problem Everyone can only vote to close or reopen any single question once. This is to prevent close/reopen wars, which means that at some point the community consensus will be visible. ...
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How to edit my on hold question: Antimatter Planet Collision

It's fair to say that your original question has raised some vigourous debate as per Vincent's comment. I personally didn't engage in that debate directly but I did follow it closely, and you'll note ...
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Is there room for improvement on the close/reopen question features?

Isn't there any way to come with a better system to reopen a question than waiting, with the low amount of people reacting, for 5 people to pull together to challenge a disputed closure? Sure there ...
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How to fix "Unclear What You're Asking"?

You have a little misconception - your question was not temporarily put on hold as "Too Broad" as you state in the body of your question, but as "Unclear what you are asking" That ...
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