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No, you cannot revoke a vote to re-open. It's similar to casting a "Looks Good" vote on a post in the Low Quality Post review queue (say). Once it's cast, you can't take it back. However, you can retract close votes (since Jun 2013). Don't fret though, because you can cast a vote to close if the question gets re-opened, perhaps adding a comment to the post ...


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The only general voting behaviour that requires an explanation is closure. All other voting (including up-voting, down-voting, voting to re-open and voting to delete) can be done without adding any reference or motivation. So, without any additional comment, or explanation under those circumstances, you have make a judgement based on what is contained within ...


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The usual approach is to vote to reopen (if you have that privilege). It's reasonable to add a comment suggesting why you want to reopen the post as other users who review it won't know what may have changed since the post has been closed. If that fails, visit the chat room where there are heavy-weights that could be persuaded to support you (including ...


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Given that people can change their minds, this isn't a problem (in the same way that you can retract a close vote). There isn't a good reason to disallow close votes - given that edits or additional comments may push the question to something that you'd rather close (for example).


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Here are your options, in somewhat of a preferred sequence: Make a regular comment on the question, stating why you want to re-open the question. This could include a brief description of your solution, or just stating why the question isn't a duplicate. Don't just state that you want to answer it, because the reason for duplicate closure in the first place ...


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I largely agree with Marijn, Joseph and Werner's answers, but here are a couple of other points. The closure system is necessarily imperfect, and there are established cases of "piling on" close votes. This means that although the "five high-enough rep users" are needed to close a question, it's not uncommon that questions get closed for the wrong reasons. ...


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This answer is based on my comment exchange with Schrödinger's cat below the question Request to undelete. User requests for a specific question serve two different purposes: first to educate users by explaining why their question answer was indeed worthy of closing or deleting, usually paired with downvotes on the meta question, and second in some cases to ...


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Where a more complex discussion is needed than a simple comment, meta is the right place. For a main-site question that has closed or deleted, I'd expect the question to be to arguing for the reopening, and an answer either to be a 'yes because' or a 'no because' structure.


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Some questions are closed for no good reason. Moreover, those who voted for the closure do not want to go back on their vote at all, regardless of the arguments. For example, it was closed for no reason and reopened at @Mico's request, not without difficulty. How to migrate from numprint to siunitx while keeping the same font? So the question you should ...


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


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For me, this (requesting a discussion about a post that has been closed/deleted) relates to content on the main site and that is what the child meta is for. This falls under what is mentioned in What is "meta"? How does it work? in the Help Centre. Additionally, such questions are usually tagged discussion "for posts that may not have a clear-cut right or ...


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The question has been reopened. Btw. there are many comments on the question, perhaps some are obsolete today and could be cleaned? If yes and if you would flag those you cannot remove yourself, we can help cleaning.


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