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Requests for reopen and undelete votes for closed and deleted questions

Since I expect this may prove rather useful, I'm blatantly purloining Asaf's question from Please post general requests for reopen votes as answers below. Beware that "short" ...
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Can we please reopen the colorful language in mathematics question?

A long time ago, the question What are some examples of colorful language in serious mathematics papers? was closed because someone posted a copy of Spencer Bloch's review of Milne's Étale ...
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Wrong choice of words in info message -- "close" instead of "reopen"

When moving the mouse above the [reopen] button below a closed question which I have voted to reopen, I see the text "You voted to reopen. 3 more votes from other users are needed to close this ...
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Reopening questions after clarifications

I noticed that closing unclear questions often happens in next to no time while reopening them after the OP honestly follows the request to explain what he meant and does a reasonably decent job on ...
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Repeated re-open/close votes (Tate conjecture)

The question Tate conjecture (Proved?) was asked yesterday, and quite quickly closed; it was then re-opened, and then closed (by, I think, a different set of 5). Questions about proofs of correctness ...
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My closed question was never reviewed to be reopened

Two weeks ago I posted this question: What is a good formalization of this classic math puzzle? The question was closed within hours (presumably based on a misunderstanding), I made some edits a few ...
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Some proposals for modifications of the process of closing/reopening questions

I wish to make a modest proposal on closing/reopening questions. Let me begin by noting that by far the most frequent reviews are Close votes -- almost 37,000, and looking quickly most of the close ...
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Reopening a question

Is it a good idea to reopen this question? I really can not get a complete answer from some comments on (the final version) of the question.
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Should this question be reopened

Given the comments, should this question be reopened Is |A| < |B| possible if A->B is surjective? With a negative score, no answers and closed it will be automatically deleted, losing the ...
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I want to answer a closed question

Please reopen this question: A problem of an infinite number of balls and an urn I have a nice answer. (Added (DR): now re-opened. Please note there are ten deleted nonsense answers, which I imagine ...
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close/reopen wars on Mathoverflow

Sometimes one sees a situation like with this question: Cargo Cult Science in mathematics? which goes on hold and back again a number of times. Should there be a limit to the number of such rounds? ...
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