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How to modify a question (or other methods) to have it re-opened

How do I ask John Conde how to modify this question to re-open it? Since the site doesn't show up in any search engine and I ask general advice, I don't agree that it fits the closed-thread-...
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Who can access the different versions of edits?

Archiving edits is a wonderful feature. I was wondering whether high rep users can access them at all? because i learnt that SE allows high rep users see deleted pages.
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Is 'What does a domain register do' really off-topic for us?

I was a touch surprised to see this question 'what does a domain registrar do' was closed as off topic, its a little confused but it's basically asking how DNS works and what a registrars role in that ...
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Could we reopen this post

This user has revised their statement into a question - could we reopen, it's actually quite a useful answer...
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What to do when a wrong answer is accepted as the best answer?

What should I do when wrong answer is accepted as best answer or the answer is outdated? Create a duplicate for this year? Live with wrong answer? Campaign to downvote? Example: Browser window ...
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We need to do something about looking-for-a-script

This blog post just popped up in my rss reader and I thought I should post something about it. Basically the blog post is about how questions asking people to identify something for them is not a ...
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Legal Questions Revisited

I've noticed an increase in legal-based questions lately. Whereas this question has been asked before, I don't think it has been thoroughly addressed. There is an Area-51 proposal for legal questions,...
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Is this an actual source?

https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/a/26362/6901 this person cites a source which is a method that a search engine could use to rank pages, but doesn't actually prove that a search engine actually ...
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Webmasters' 'Greatest Hits' Questions

With the new blog post by Jeff Atwood, he reveals a nice little feature of the greatest hits from every site on SE. In this, he suggests that every site should monitor, clean and flag the greatest ...
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Homepage introduction panel proposal

I notice that some other stacks, like area 51 and stack exchange central, have an introduction box on their homepage's (stack central's is removable). Perhaps if we introduced a feature like this we ...
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Webmaster Blog?

Given how new webmaster tools are frequently released, and how search engines update their algorithms regularly, and how the field of being a webmaster is always changing, I thought that it might be ...
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Tipping Point Question

This question was just closed. While I understand why it could be interpreted as not constructive, I think that it is a legitimate question (though it should have been worded better). The question was ...
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“I don't think this exists; here's 240+ maybes”: acceptable answer?

[Very Short Version: Answers should generally match the scope of their questions; most people are looking for one suggestion, not directions to the mall.] When it was posted, this question smelled a ...
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New Catch All: What Forum Software should I use?

This question is now live: What forum software should I use? As per this answer, here is a new catch all for people looking for a forum script: Question: I have a list of features that I want for ...
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Is there anyone here with experience of many ecommerce/shopping cart solutions?

I noticed that there are many questions in the ecommerce and shopping-cart tags that are almost identical, except for small differing requirements. Furthermore, the question Online E-Commerce ...
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New Catch-All: “Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use?”

Update: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? posted to looking-for-a-script category. Proposed Question Description: I have a list of features that I want for my website's Content ...
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Robot or confused person?

I've just come across this unregistered user answering this question with "essie Paul speaks about Crowdsourcing Company and its benefits. project2. Motivate the Indian ... Anthem India will be ...
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How can we get more high rep users to post questions?

I posted about the fact that high rep users weren't asking enough questions before. However, that post hasn't really gotten more people to post questions. So, does anyone have any good ideas on how ...
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Border styling of tabs on hover

The (color of the) border of the selected tabs has been changed. However is still see a minor (related) issue. When a tab is active (on page of the tab), the tab gets a light background. However when ...
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New Catch-all: How can I prevent comment spam on sites which I control?

Community Wiki: How can I prevent comment spam on sites which I control? The topic of spam prevention comes up fairly often, but the answers which are provided aren't consistent (because everyone has ...
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Why was this question migrated over to webmasters.se?

I just saw this question on the homepage of stackexchange: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/25360/student-homepage-template-for-google-sites As far as I can tell, the question is asking ...
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What's the line for code/css/htaccess questions between WmP and SO?

I come across quite a few questions concerning css, htaccess, html and general coding which I often think would be better answered on SO - is there official guidance? Stunningly good example of ...
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dofollow links in question code - delete/edit/down vote or all of the above?

I found the following code in a question today and flagged it as possible spam. So far as I'm aware there is no such microformat as dofollow, but it would appear to be a deliberate attempt to SPAM. ...
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State of the questions 2012 (and what we can do to improve)

If you look at our new questions page, you might notice a few things. There are very few high rep users asking questions. There are quite a few questions that are either closed or migrated. In ...
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Closing questions tagged with looking-for-hosting?

Now that we have this community wiki question: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements?, shouldn't someone go through the questions tagged with looking-for-hosting and close the duplicate ...
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Are questions about joomla relevant?

Until the Joomla answers proposal is accepted (if ever; I've been waiting a while ...), which is the best place to ask Joomla-related questions? Here or Stackoverflow? Does it depend on whether or not ...
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Why was this question closed as off topic?

Is this question really off-topic here? It was closed as off topic by John Conde. The question might be subjective, well actually it is (at least the title, ehich was edited in btw). But if the OP ...
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Is this really a good question?

I just noticed this question which has 5 upvotes. IMHO the question isn't really a good question since it looks pretty subjective / isn't really an question. I'm tempting to flag it (cannot vote), ...
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Remove separator (border) of 'tabs'

Can the border be removed from the unanswered tab? It should only be displayed as a separator between the tabs IMHO.
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When does “looking for a script” become too localized?

Some questions where users are looking for scripts have very long feature sets that are very specific. I don't see how it would benefit anyone but the question-asker in their specific situation. Here ...
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What should we do about low quality, nonspecific “questions”?

Issue: More than half of the "question" titles listed on the homepage are non-specific descriptions rather than actual questions - can be verified with the following jQuery snippet: Long form for use ...
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What can be done to get webmasters more popular in 2012?

It seems wrong to me that whilst Webmasters is a huge topic and one that touches so many people who work on the web it isn't particularly busy. Would love to work together to get some action points ...
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Why are there so many posts right now edited by “community” on the front page?

Why is "community" taking over the place? Is this a usual phenomenon here? A bug?
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What is it about this question that makes it borderline “low quality”?

After asking this question (my first post here, by the way): Is content inside IE conditional comments indexed by search engines? ...I was met with a comment from a moderator that indicated my ...
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Where to buy <whatever>? Is this low quality?

Example 1. Example 2. Do we consider these acceptable questions here? Or are these low quality? They come up often enough, and are reported often enough, that clarification is needed so we can have ...
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By what logic did a font search question get migrated to Webmasters?

See this question. Can someone get whatever mod approved that in here to explain? I've ocassionaly had the unprovable thought that some at SO treat this site as a dump for things they don't want to ...
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Soliciting Ideas for Monthly Topics - 2012

From today's Own Your Community SE blog post: Adopt a “Topic Challenge” to encourage a continual flow of new content about interesting topics. Coming up with interesting questions which haven't ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 So maybe last time was a bit longer than "1H 2011". Nevertheless, we now break to start 2012! What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going ...
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Where can I get the 10k common English dictionary words which Stack overflow uses in related question?

Where can I get the 10k common English dictionary words which Stack overflow uses in related question? Here in SE podcast - http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2008/12/podcast-32/ One of our major ...
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What to do when the answer is in the comments

I have noticed a handful of questions were the answer has been posted as a comment to the question. An example would be here -> Recording custom variables to identify individual users with Google ...
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Questions that are pretty much on topic but the answers are maybe found elsewhere

With most Off Topic questions it is easy to comment saying where they should go within the network or elsewhere with their answer, but what about when a question is on topic but perhaps even more ...
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Definition of customer-service tag?

Just saw a question with a customer-service tag and it seems to me that the tag is not well-defined. I would expect that tag in a Pro Webmasters setting to relate to serving the "end users" of the ...
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exciting or more of customizing for users while posting their questions? [closed]

All SE sites must have a feature where the first 1 hour to answer my posted question, should be reserved for my favorites, who I think have better explanation methods or something exciting as this.
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Is there value in allowing bounties on a small SE site like this?

I was looking at the recent and only "featured" question, as it currently stands it was set up 14 days ago and has only been viewed 28 times. I could understand this stat if maybe the question was on ...
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We need to decide what we're doing with users looking for existing software

Now that we've gotten questions pertaining to hosting recommendations situated I think we need to turn our attention to users looking for software. It's clearly a popular topic here at Pro ...
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stack-overflow tag in Pro Webmasters Meta

Any reason why the StackOverflow tag here in meta is called stack-overflow instead of stackoverflow like in several other StackExchange sites and StackOverflow project itself? Also, we have a belongs-...
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StackOverflow and Webmasters tags match

Should tags in Webmasters match the same tag name in StackOverflow, whenever applicable? For example, I just noticed we have the page-speed tag in Webmasters, whilst the same tag is named pagespeed ...
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We need to decide what we're doing with web hosting questions

We've discussed this before (1, 2) and never really decided upon much. The reason why I want to bring this up again is two fold: We're getting a lot of these requests and they really aren't very ...
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Why does it take around 30 secs for the new post to appear on home page of stackexchange?

Why does it take around 30 secs for the new post to appear on home page of stackexchange? I just posted my previous post and got back to home page refreshing it.. howver, there was 30 seconds delay ...
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Pro Webmasters swag for top users

As a thank you for being awesome, if you have at least 950 reputation and are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll ...

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