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How do we feel about "Should trusted close/reopen voters and reviewers have their votes weighted more than others'?"

This is a feature for sites that struggle to get close (or reopen) votes RPG SE is not that site. In fact this site seems to have one of the strongest moderation cultures across the entire network. ...
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Request for reopening a post on the following grounds

The presence of an answer should not “save” a question. If you had asked your question with no answer, it would have been closed for being far too broad. This site exists (in part) for clarifying the ...
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Why is it "too opinion-based" to ask about good role playing for the purpose of giving out experience?

Because there are a lot of different games and theories of play - too many for an answer to this without narrowing it down more. This question is like asking "How do I know if someone's programming ...
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How to deal with tug-of-war close reopens?

These things happen — they're not out of the ordinary or the system malfunctioning, merely uncommon events. Everyone with hold/reopen privileges theoretically gets a vote in whether a particular ...
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How do we handle questions that are repeatedly closed and reopened?

Repeated close and reopen rounds occur in a narrow range of circumstances. One of the most common situations is that a question is simply contentious: several people think it ought to be closed for ...
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How do we feel about "Should trusted close/reopen voters and reviewers have their votes weighted more than others'?"

At this time, I don't feel like the stakes are high enough to warrant a robust analysis of the data, since SE isn't forcing this upon us; so I will leave a few thoughts based on my experience as one ...
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Should Diamond Mods have a set of guidelines on voting to close/reopen contentious questions? If so, what should that policy be?

Mods know the rules The power of a mod is often confused with the responsibility of being a mod*. Mods don't close/open a question because they feel like it, they do so, because they know what the SE ...
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My question was closed for being opinion based. Now it's been reopened and closed again. Why?

This type of theorycrafting often gets an uneven reception here My best advice is to not ask about multiclassing from all possible options, but that's not a guarantee that the question won't still be ...
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Why is it "too opinion-based" to ask about good role playing for the purpose of giving out experience?

What is good roleplaying is a matter of taste The reason it's closed is because it can't have objective answers or Good Subjective answers. Any answer to what is "good" roleplaying is, inherently, a ...
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Request for reopening a post on the following grounds

Looking at your question and self answer it is a little too broad. While it is very useful to have all of the information you compiled in one place instead of in multiple pages all over the place, it ...
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Request for reopening a post on the following grounds

It would make more sense to self-answer your existing question with the corrected flowchart than to start a new question solely for the purpose of self-answering. The virtue of your original question ...
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Can I Rescind a Reopen Vote?

Reopen votes can't be rescinded. Alas! Don't worry too much about it though. No harm's done, and this just happens sometimes so we take it in stride. Four other people still have to agree to reopen ...
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How do we handle questions that are repeatedly closed and reopened?

The Voting Continues Until The Question Improves Or until everyone with a strong opinion is locked out of the debate. In principle, these open-close wars can go on for a very long time, but probably ...
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How do we feel about "Should trusted close/reopen voters and reviewers have their votes weighted more than others'?"

Currently, it's not needed here On this site, there are several dozen people that vote to close at all times of the day. I have rarely seen a question staying in the Vote-To-Close state for more than ...
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My question was closed for being opinion based. Now it's been reopened and closed again. Why?

For me, it needs more focus and more details. We do handle optimization questions. See optimization. When you look at the optimization questions dealing with optimizing character performance that have ...
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What is the procedure to ask for a reopen when you don't have enough reputation?

There isn't a formal one; reopen voting privileges are granted based on demonstrated experience with the site and subject (measured approximately by reputation), and not having gained the close/reopen ...
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Does contributing to Close/Reopen votes outside of the review queue contribute to your total?

No, it doesn't. The only queue that you get credit for from participating outside of the queue is the Edit Queue. As far as the why, my guess is that it simply comes down to the fact that the queue ...
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How can the D&D lore question about evil/good and light/dark be reopened?

It cannot, it is too broad. Questions here are designed to have a best answer, not lists or brainstorms. ‘Random lore about dark being bad’ is an unbounded list. Sorry, wanting to just learn more ...
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Reopen "How can I balance adventures around one of the party members being a monarch?"

Reopening needs 5* votes to reopen, and currently it is in the queue. At the time of this writing, 4 people believe the edits (4 lines) do warrent a reopening. You did add/change about 4 or 5 ...
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Oops, I reopened my own question

Why is this an “oops”? You intentionally voted to reopen a question, and the system interpreted the vote according to your level of site privilege. The system is working as intended.
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How do we handle questions that are repeatedly closed and reopened?

Whose vote is most valuable? No one user’s vote is most valuable. Every user with access to close votes gets one vote, and no vote is more valuable than any other. In a comment, you wrote: It's much ...
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How do we handle questions that are repeatedly closed and reopened?

Just work on it - the number of close-votes is limited. Every user can only try to close or open a question once each, then can't re-vote to close or open the same question for quite some time. I know ...
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My question was closed for being opinion based. Now it's been reopened and closed again. Why?

A question generally is opinion based, if there could be at least 2 answers that are vastly different in their results and neither is, objectively speaking, better. For example the question "What'...
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How can the D&D lore question about evil/good and light/dark be reopened?

A brief explanation: This is a brief explanation of why I'm asking the question about available lore in D&D related to the origins of good/evil being associated with dark/light. Two other GMs and ...
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My question was closed for being opinion based. Now it's been reopened and closed again. Why?

At the time I write this answer, the question was closed eight hours ago, and your edit was less than half an hour ago. Edited questions don't automatically re-open, they are automatically made ...
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Should Diamond Mods have a set of guidelines on voting to close/reopen contentious questions? If so, what should that policy be?

Sure, guidelines are good I'm always a fan of explicit guidelines. Explicit guidelines for reason makes action more easily predicted and thus, in this case, makes moderation seem more transparent. We ...
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How to deal with tug-of-war close reopens?

While closing a question in general is an appropriate moderator activity, closing or opening a contentious question multiple times is not appropriate without some kind of meta discussion, because that ...
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