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How to draw attention to a closed question that has been edited so it can be re-opened?

How to draw attention to a closed question that has been edited and is up for a review and possible re-opening? This information is not in the FAQ. I don't want to be lazy and simply create another (...
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Question quickly downvoted and closed. Can someone explain why?

My question about RAID 2 was quickly downvoted and closed for being non-constructive. Can someone explain why it was deemed non-constructive so that I can ask better questions in the future?
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Why was my question closed?

This question is a question about a Windows Server configuration issue: Configure IIS Web Site for alternate Port and receive Access Permission error For some reason it was moved to Stack Overflow ...
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Question closed as not constructive / locked

A question that had been asked about 3 years ago (Sep 11 2009) and that I answered last week as just been closed as not constructive: Functional implications of differences in SSL and TLS This is a ...
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Shopping Question? Why?

Why is my question a shopping type of question? I really do not understand? Why do people mark a question to be closed without any note/explanation? I asked and later it was marked to be closed by 2 ...
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Whats really being taken in consideration to close a question?

What’s really being taken in consideration to close a question? Is it based on how "ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form" or ...
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The right place for a question about mobile network basics?

I sometimes use mobile internet (via UMTS in my case), and sometimes the high latency (>200ms) is rather annoying. I did some googling and found out that latencies of 200-300ms are normal for UMTS. ...
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Why was my question regarding creating an Archlinux AMI closed as not constructive?

Creating an ArchLinux AMI I would like to know why my question isn't constructive, is it the way I worded my question? Did I forget details I should have added? Or is it something else I did wrong? ...
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Countering a question closure by moderators

Is there a feature, or any scope for such a feature, where by a question closed by moderators can be counter-argued and re-opened?
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Secure alternative to ssh gets closed as too localised?

https://serverfault.com/questions/345962/alternative-for-ssh This is an interesting question from several angles: someone in Iran is asking a question on ServerFault it asks about alternatives to ...
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Question closed because I am not an administrator on the server?

I posted this question earlier and was surprised that it was closed with the explanation: "Not A Real Question: It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, ...
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Flag a closed question for removal?

I just came across a question that looks to me like the intention was to remove it last November: to be deleted - question [closed] [closed] (edit: meanwhile removed) Having less than 10k rep, ...
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have I added enough to get question re-opened?

I've added information to a question to see if that is enough to get it re-opened. standby only at login screen? Is it enough information or do I need to add more?
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Why are closed or migrated questions listed in the "related" box?

Looking at the downvoted question https://serverfault.com/questions/297473/unable-to-browse-hosted-site-on-server you can see on the right side the "Related" box. At the second item you find https://...
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Deleted post: why mine, and not many others on the same question?

This answer on a question about what seems to be a rogue IT security adviser was deleted. My guess about the closure is because it repeats another answer. However, it's just a guess. It would be ...
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Why was this packet sniffing question closed?

How can I filter https when monitoring traffic with Wireshark? Why was this question closed? Seems perfectly valid to me...
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"Closed as off topic" Question Criteria

Occasionally I'm confused why a question gets closed. I was just browsing around and came across this one. Xenserver Setup & Purchase I'm just curios what qualified this one as "Off Topic" ?
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Hiding closed questions?

If you, my peers, have decided that a question should be closed, why oh why does it still show up in the list of questions on the main Serverfault page? Even if this continues to be the default ...
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Should my question or the proposal be reopened?

This question was closed as off topic. Also, this proposal was closed as duplicated of ServerFault. Shouldn't one of them be reopened?
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Have we lost critical mass of 3000+ accounts?

Outside of when a moderators step in, I rarely see questions being closed due to receiving votes. Do we not have enough 3000+ rep people on the site or is the 5 vote limit for close too high? I'm ...
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Closing duplicate questions on Meta

Possible Duplicate: Discussions should not be marked as duplicate Could we please stop closing duplication questions on Meta? There have been several questions discussing problems with Server ...

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