I'm seeing items in the re-open queue that haven't been touch for a year or more.

For example one I'm looking at was asked Jul 23 2012 at 15:40, then closed four minutes later. The community user has an edit on it to put in the "possible duplicate" message.

Why is this post (and ones like it) entering the re-open queue now? Community edits probably shouldn't trigger the re-open queue. Even if they did, why a year later?

  • I have seen the same thing.
    – John Conde Mod
    Sep 10, 2013 at 14:47
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    We know about this, we're looking at it - recent changes to criteria to get posts into that queue are probably to blame, will post when it's fixed :)
    – Tim Post
    Sep 10, 2013 at 16:59
  • On the plus side, I now have the distinction of handing the only re-open review ever on this meta site. :-) Sep 10, 2013 at 17:21
  • I think you linked to the wrong question in your post?
    – MrWhite
    Sep 11, 2013 at 9:50
  • Yes wrong URL on the link. I removed the link since I can't get back to see what I did in the queue. Sep 11, 2013 at 9:52

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The criteria for posts to appear in that queue has been changed, so that posts that are likely to have been improved actually make it in. One such criteria was also considering third party edits, or edits to the post by someone other than the OP that didn't also flag/vote to have the question closed.

It's being adjusted, and a bit of stuff churned - sorry about the noise :)

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