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A tale of complexity and unintended consequences The review task was added in response to this edit which you made. Which is a good thing, generally. That edits can result in the review of a previously-closed post. However... There's a check, in the logic that determines whether an edit qualifies to do this, which excludes edits by folks who've also flagged ...


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The question was edited after I voted to close it, so our close votes weren't ignored; they prompted improvement of the question, which is what the goal should be. Closure is not supposed to be permanent; posters should be able to edit their question to bring it on-topic or to distinguish it from a duplicate. In light of the edit, I would have voted to re-...


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I am surprised that you have not learned how to improve the appearance of your questions by now. Each and every time you post a question, a user has to delete between 30% and 50% content, because it is repetitive, and consequently, redundant. If users see a mass of text, the post seems unwieldy, confusing, and it looks like you haven't done any research. ...


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I refer you to my answer to a previous Meta question of yours, where I wrote In the specific question at hand, for instance, [the examiners] ask what inferences you can draw from what the author has written. These are not matters of linguistic analysis but of logical and rhetorical analysis. They are not suited to this site. The same is true of this ...


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The question was closed 6 weeks ago, had a score of -4, and had not been edited into an appropriate form in the ample time since it's closure. Off-topic questions which are not edited to become on-topic are eventually going to be deleted, if the system is working as it should. If the answer hadn't gotten 4 upvotes, the question would actually have been ...


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This isn't really an etymology site, and neither is it a linguistics site. As you know, I'm not one of the users who voted to close your question, but I don't disagree with what they did. The reason is pretty simple: the relationships between the various meanings of as could easily be a chapter in any good textbook on the English language. Also, ...


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Sometimes, it's time to cool your jets1, take a chill pill2, and perhaps eat some crow3 along with a side of humble pie4. As Elsa sang in Frozen: Let it go5. This is an awful lot of fuss over one moderator decision. Your vote was overturned, and you felt it was your duty to bring a perceived injustice to the attention of the community. But you've had the ...


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As one of the original close voters, I'd like to know what the rationale behind the reopening was. From what I can see, this is clearly off-topic, and far too broad for the SE format. In particular, from off-topic: Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much. Not only ...


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I think you would have been better off to provide a few specific examples that fall under what you call: trickier, but more nuanced grammatical errors By the way, I understand that you are not asking for references themselves, but for a word that would describe "tricky and more nuanced grammatical errors" and could therefore be used a search term when ...


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This article contains all the details: https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/reopen-questions But tl;dr: Any closed question gets reopened when: one moderator votes to reopen it, OR when a question reaches 5 reopen votes (only users with 3,000+ rep can vote) There is also a reopen vote queue where designated candidates for reopening are listed. A closed ...


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This question is now reopened. C'est la vie.


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I'll answer your "unilaterally" part.... I was one sentence away from completing my answer when the fifth close vote came in. That put me in an odd spot. Were I a "normal" ELL contributor, I would've cast a reopen vote, and hoped for four more, but I'm unable to do that. As a moderator, my vote to reopen reopens the question. I wrestled with what to do ...


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The question was tagged resources, and I therefore interpreted it as a request for resources (which is off-topic, according to the Help Center. (There are 8 other questions tagged resources, which are all off-topic, or should be. To prevent proliferation of such questions, I propose that these questions all be deleted, and the resources tag abolished and ...


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