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This question was recently edited to add italics to a link to a spell. This edit was done after the question was already closed due to being a duplicate, and therefore put the question into the 'vote for reopen' queue.

Should we be editing closed questions in order to make styling updates if the edit doesn't also include an attempt to fix the question?

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    \$\begingroup\$ A good question! Though my edit was mostly to add the tag for discoverability (the other part was just a formatting fix while I was editing it anyway). I'm not sure if there's any established policy or guidance on this, so thanks for asking it. (...Though there's no real way to "fix" a question that was rightly closed as a duplicate of another question.) I do know that the first edit after it's closed brings it back up in the reapproval queue, so I avoid doing this as the initial edit on a question that is just temporarily on hold while it's being fixed. \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Dec 13 '18 at 4:12
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Save the first edit of an [on-hold] question for fixing the issue of the question (or working towards it)

As you implied in the question, after being put on hold, the first edit to the question will kick it into the queue to be reopened. This mechanic is there to make question fixes more visible and to help get those fixed question reopened.

However, if you make an edit to the question as the first edit that does not work towards fixing the question's closure issue, you are making it more difficult for that question to be reopened later. So, if you have an edit that doesn't help the question get reopened, save it until after either that first edit is made or the question gets reopened. After the first edit is made, there is generally no harm in making edits as usual.

Editing a question after it has been [on-hold] for 5 days and been moved to [closed] apparently does not move it into the review queue.

It is worth noting that making cosmetic changes to on-hold/closed questions that may not get reopened is not usually advantageous. If that question never gets fixed and reopened, that cosmetic change doesn't really matter and could be wasted effort. It is also possible that the question could go through drastic changes and the stuff you prettied-up might get removed or overwritten entirely, also becoming wasted effort.

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    \$\begingroup\$ To be exact, "save the first edit [...] while the post is still [on-hold]". If the [on-hold] question is not edited until [closed] (5 days after closure), then the first edit will not kick the post to the reopen review queue. \$\endgroup\$ – Andrew T. Dec 14 '18 at 3:37

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