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I think this question was incorrectly put on hold

Regarding the question itself, I saw it yesterday, and I agree that it should not have been closed, so I have reopened it. In cases like these, a substantial edit can and will go a long way towards ...
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So your final answer to "What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it?" is... nothing?

I don't know from where you get the idea that there's nothing you can do. You can: Edit the question so it's in the best shape it can be. That includes grammar and formatting. Or, Leave a comment ...
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Two years later …

There is something here I find bothersome. I know that wading through and editing lower-quality questions can be frustrating and distracting, but I have seen an uptick in unprofessional comments on ...
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Why was the heroin question put on hold as being a personal medical question?

Questions on illicit drugs have been and are always difficult on this site, which is fine. I do not share Todd's opinion in points (1) and (2) of his answer, but he made his concerns perfectly ...
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Why was the heroin question put on hold as being a personal medical question?

I voted to close that question for several reasons. Unfortunately, the menu of options for reason to close are limited so I went with the medical option. Here are my reasons for doing so. (1) The ...
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A question was put on hold, but gained an answer about thirty minutes later

Loong hit this earlier than me. status-by-design Sometimes when you put the computer to sleep, or are on mobile, or do whatever else so you pass the client based restriction of not being able to add ...
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My question was closed as too broad, I edited it as directed, but nothing happened

Editing the question was the right route here. It did get put into the review queue, but the responses were mixed: Leave Closed Reopen Edit and Reopen Leave Closed Reopen Leave Closed I think that ...
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Why was my question about redox reactions off topic?

The question was closed with the "other" reason, and the following comment was left as a hint: Questions shall demonstrate at least a minimum understanding of the problem being solved. This is ...
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I have struggled with deciding to put more thought for public consumption, but since this is going to come up again, I don't want to brake my brain again and write some of my thoughts down. This is ...
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I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's based on false premise

Actually, I can see why one might want to close a question that is based on a false premise. In the worst case scenario, you end up correcting misconception after misconception of OP, and digressing ...
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What shall we do with closed, up-voted questions, which have no answers?

Firstly: Not all of them have to be deleted. As far as possible we should aim to salvage questions. However, for those that are truly useless, I support the semi-radical approach: delete, after a ...
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Please reopen my question about the precise definition of standard molar entropy

I have reviewed the question and agree that it shouldn't be closed. Actually I think your later edit made the question weaker, so I included parts of it again. It should be now in the reopen review ...
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What should happen to the unanswered duplicates after a newer duplicate of that question is answered?

I don't think there seems to be much disagreement in the situation where one question has answers and the other doesn't. The obvious choice is to close the unanswered as a duplicate of the answered. ...
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What should happen to the unanswered duplicates after a newer duplicate of that question is answered?

Well, if you really want an answer... Closing as duplicate can be tricky, and perhaps this post is needed. I think that while closing we shouldn't care much which one is older. It's rather quality ...
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When a ninth grader asks a question

All are welcome to ask questions here. If the question isn't up to snuff, or the community closes it, that's that. Have you actually determined that the individual is in ninth grade? Why should that ...
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So your final answer to "What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it?" is... nothing?

The help page you linked seems to offer a clear explanation of what you could have done. Left a comment, explaining the merits of the question. You tried to answer the question, but you didn't ...
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How should I ask questions on study preparation and book recommendations?

My brief personal opinion is that questions like this are always going to be somewhat opinion-based as every person's learning curve is different. The books that are universally decent are already ...
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Custom close reason text for "homework"

A meta-analysis: M-philosophy vs O-philosophy I think we are stuck because there are two schools of thought. The M-philosophy is that StackExchange Chemistry is a repository of questions that stand ...
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If "Resources for learning Chemistry" doesn't cover resources for learning specific chemistry, should we really close these questions as duplicates?

At the time of writing, the question had 17 up-votes, 1 down-vote, no answers. The proposal is accepted. I have further edited and reopened the linked post and additionally placed a bounty on it. I ...
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I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's based on false premise

I sometimes agree with the false premise close reason. I believe I may have used it myself previously, too. When discussing this, I would like to point out that two types of false premises exist: ...
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I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's based on false premise

I would agree -- part of the process of learning, is acquiring the skill to ask questions well. Just because someone asks a question with faulty premises doesn't mean they aren't looking for truth. A ...
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Edited closed question will not show in question queue?

The question is still unclear. Use the > character in Markdown to show that the first sentence/paragraph is taken from an exam/HW/somewhere, since you're ...
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How to improve this question to have "more focus"?

You are actually already quoting the relevant section from the help pages: [If] your question has many valid answers (but no way to determine which - if any - are correct), then it probably needs to ...
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Why was my question closed?

Why was my question closed? Probably because you have three questions in one, although in your question they are related and I don't really consider that a problem, thus I would be open to reopening ...
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What should happen to the unanswered duplicates after a newer duplicate of that question is answered?

The idea of closing questions as duplicates exists to prevent fragmentation of answers, i.e. if two questions are functionally the same (but e.g. sufficiently different in wording that they do not ...
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Custom close reason text for "homework"

Part 1: Close vote screen Original: No effort displayed This question does not demonstrate any engagement with the underlying concepts or an attempt at understanding them. Possible alternative: ...
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What should be done if one "edit a closed question" and write a "completely new question" such that it gets reopened?

I think we as a community should not stand in the way of a good question. If that means being a bit lax about chameleon questions, then so be it. I still would prefer that the existing questions are ...
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Can someone explain why this question was closed?

In a way I am of a different opinion than orthocresol, I agree with the closure; here's my take. Even after reading the question again and again, then reading all the answers, and reading the ...
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Why was this reference request closed as unclear?

I read the question few more times and I still think it should kept closed: it is still unclear to me what OP is asking. I don't quite understand how @Martin inferred that the question is about pure ...
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Why was my question about redox reactions off topic?

While I cannot speak to the reasons chosen by those who closed the question initially, I can address why I voted against reopening it a few minutes ago: the question is too broad as written and ...
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