I would like to see the following question re-opened, which I just came across:

This has been closed for the reason: "too broad [...] too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format".

After having seen the same user posting in the Pandoc discussion forum in Google Groups, I now know how to answer his question perfectly well, and the gist of it will be very short: I'll use a pipeline of Pandoc and grep commands to achieve the desired output. The answer fits into a single Tweet, I promise!

(I've also tried to improve the wording of the question text and headline -- but it needs to go through review first...)

  • Kurt, instead of creating a question in Meta, you might just flag the question you want re-opened. It worked for me in this question last week: (tex.stackexchange.com/questions/77943/…)
    – James
    Commented May 26, 2015 at 14:15
  • Sorry for not being more specific. I flagged it with (3) "in need of moderator intervention". When I created the flag, it asked for a comment where I asked for a re-open of the question. I couldn't see the flag That I created, but a moderator did see it and re-opened the question. Maybe a moderator can comment whether I did it the preferred way or if a question in Meta is better.
    – James
    Commented May 26, 2015 at 14:53
  • Thanks for the clarification, @James. Now I "got" it :) Commented May 26, 2015 at 15:05

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Your request is granted: the question is open :-)

  • Had to write a few words to make this count as an answer!
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Commented May 26, 2015 at 6:08
  • Thank you, Joseph! :) -- I managed to put the gist of the answer into less than 140 characters indeed. But explaining its mechanism in finer details took admittedly much more space :) Commented May 26, 2015 at 13:02

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