I recently asked a question that was subsequently put 'on hold' for being 'unclear'. I then edited it pretty drastically, and as far as I can tell there is nothing really unclear about the new version, but it was still not re-opened. The question can be found here: https://mathoverflow.net/questions/195069/a-relation-that-commutes-with-logical-equivalence

My question for this forum is now the following: What part of my question is still unclear?

  • $\begingroup$ Since you edited the question after it was closed, it automatically entered the reopen review queue. The fact that it hasn't been reopened indicates that people still consider it unclear; it's not a matter of being forgotten. It is a good idea to ask for clarification here. (This is just a technical remark. It's beyond my expertise to comment on the question itself.) $\endgroup$ Feb 3, 2015 at 20:02
  • $\begingroup$ Oh dear. Well, what to do then? Is the whole question just gone? But if I click on the link in the current post, I can still see it. $\endgroup$
    – user270264
    Feb 4, 2015 at 13:30
  • $\begingroup$ I see. So I can only wait and hope, apparently. Which brings me back to the above question. $\endgroup$
    – user270264
    Feb 4, 2015 at 15:01
  • $\begingroup$ OK, thanks! ______________ $\endgroup$
    – user270264
    Feb 4, 2015 at 19:14
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question because the question on MO main it asks about has been deleted in the meantime. $\endgroup$
    – Stefan Kohl Mod
    Feb 14, 2015 at 13:38
  • $\begingroup$ I find it pretty disappointing (sickening, actually) that questions can simply get deleted without anyone giving any reasons for that. It's not like my question was facetious or anything. $\endgroup$
    – user270264
    Feb 14, 2015 at 19:07
  • $\begingroup$ @user270264: Your question was probably just autodeleted, without further human intervention -- for autodeletion rules, see here. $\endgroup$
    – Stefan Kohl Mod
    Feb 14, 2015 at 20:25
  • $\begingroup$ OK, thanks, but I can't say that I approve of that algorithm for auto-deletion. My question has been around not even for a month, and there would (I think) still have been a decent chance that someone who has some expertise in mathematical logic might stumble upon it and provide useful feedback. $\endgroup$
    – user270264
    Feb 14, 2015 at 20:46


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