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Why has not my post reopened again

My previous post (see this link: Question about prepositions in English idioms) has been re-edited again. It is now well-formulated and has been voted "reopened" by three people. I am ...
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Please don't remove questions from the reopen queue when there is debate about the original close reason

Background: Questions can be closed when 5 members (with enough reputation) think it is off topic or otherwise problematic. Closed questions can be reopened when 5 members (with enough reputation) ...
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Gentle request regarding the question about the intransitive use of "obtain" in academic writing

This question was first closed with only 2 votes. I left a comment under it explaining how it is a linguistic question, and it got reopened. It then got migrated to a different site without discussing ...
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Clarity or Details. Information; what kind of information should I add for a specific question in the main site?

What kind of information does this question need; is my motivation in asking the question going to help, should I add it? I earnestly don't know what details and information I should add.
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Etymology questions and close votes

Recently I've noticed multiple questions about etymology getting close votes and, in at least one case, actually getting closed. The reason given was that language specific usage and grammar questions ...
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What is the etiquette of drawing up a question which explores some very vast principles on a concrete example on Linguistics.SE?

I asked this question on Linguistics.SE some time ago, which was closed as off-topic. Even though I believe some users found the question interesting as well (a discussion took place in the comments), ...
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Closing questions as primarily 'concerned with usage rather than linguistics'

Many questions get closed under the rubric "Language-specific grammar and usage questions are off-topic unless primarily concerned with linguistics rather than usage." My understanding of this close ...
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Why was this downvoted: 'Why was 'rite' assigned to the PIE root *re(i)-?'?

Please find below the original post. I do not know whether the downvotes were affected by uUser 'bytebuster' 's criticism below, which seems unfair and too negative, because: I replied to his earlier ...
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How to narrow these two questions on resources for French and Spanish's difficulties?

Please advise how https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/q/13163/5306 and https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/q/13162/5306 can be made less broad, for reopening, please?
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Please undelete or prevent deletion of questions with helpful, treasured comments

First, I declare my naïveté in linguistics, which (I readily admit) might affect the writing quality of my questions. However, I've been self-learning linguistics; my love of etymology inspirits me to ...
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Why prevent me from answering questions that others have put on hold

This happens to me frequently. It's happened twice today, already. I see an interesting question that I'd like to answer, but I can't, because several other people who didn't understand the question ...
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Why were these 2 questions closed as 'language-specific'?

https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/q/12181/5306 https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/q/12440/5306 In both cases, I wish to ask about the word as it existed in Latin, French, and English, and ...
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Why were my questions on the subjunctive, and that on the gerund, closed?

https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/q/12287/5306 and https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/q/12279/5306 were closed because it is claimed: Language-specific grammar and usage questions are off-...
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Why a question about language identification is not valid?

I asked this question: https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/7245/what-is-the-language-shown-in-the-image-please-help-me-identify-it at Linguistics Stack Exchange Some people closed it as ...
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Why was this questions closed? [closed]

The question "How do I find “early adopters” for a constructed language?" was closed. Please see the comments below the question for additional information, but for further questions/answers/comments ...
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Spring Clean-Up!

I'm retaking this question and slightly change it to address a larger issue. Since we don't want any broken windows on our site, but only nice shiny questions, we are going to do some spring clean up ...
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About the question "Is it common to use the minor third for calling someone in Italian?" and its closure

The question Is it common to use the minor third for calling someone in Italian? has been closed as Off Topic. I don't understand why, because I don't think it's off topic. Maybe it's poorly written, ...
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On closing "questions asked in good faith"

In this question's comments, @hippietrail commented ... on the subject of constructiveness, I firmly believe downvoting or closing questions asked in good faith in the earliest days of a new ...
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