Following Cerbrus' suggestion, here is the list of questions that were closed for lack of research. We'd like to ask the mods to reopen these questions given that it was clarified that lack of research is not a reason to close a question.

Note that the list is incomplete, anyone is welcome to edit that meta question or post an answer to nominate other questions for reopening.

Question Status Reason
Always mark as "Looks safe"? Todo
Any way to contact a user on GitHub? Todo
Can I format the Google Docs Table of Contents to only include certain headers? Todo
Can I permanently hide the YouTube chat window? Todo
Can only hosts invite their friends to a Facebook event? Todo
Can people see if I read their messages on LinkedIn? Todo
Change a Facebook 'page owner' (not admin) Todo
Create a table of contents with hyperlinks in Google Docs Todo
Facebook account disabled? Todo
Hot keys to switch between tabs? Todo
How can I appear as an "anonymous animal" on Google Drive? Todo
How can I bypass the annoying Quora login popup? Todo
How can I change the default styles for Google Docs? Todo
How can I export a Microsoft Office 365 Word online document to PDF without comments? Todo
How do I schedule a comment on Reddit? Todo
How can I disable the authorization needed to open Google Sheets Macros? Todo
How can I import my papers to my ResearchGate profile from Google Scholar or ORCID? Todo
How can I see Facebook notifications older than one week? Todo
How do I set a default Google Maps location? Todo
How can I share my shopping cart with someone else on Amazon? Todo
How can I transfer ownership of a business page from my Facebook account to another? Todo
How can I turn off unwanted labels without losing street names in satellite view? Todo
How can I view all the messages I posted in a Slack channel? Todo
How do you block emails in gmail with unknown domains? Todo
How to disable comments for my post in Facebook? Todo
How to forward Facebook Messenger message to SMS Todo
How to view total video view count of a YouTube playlist/channel? Todo
How to remove table borders in a google docs table? Todo
List all sheet names Todo
Search for seller in Aliexpress Todo
Unable to see Add WhatsApp account in my Facebook business manager Todo
What does the time next to the cell phone icon mean? Todo
Where can I see all my comments on issues on GitHub? Reopened (2023-11-06)
Why does Facebook show last login of some friends and doesn't show that in others? Todo
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    Why not make it general rather than just "lack of research", where community consensus is clear.
    – TheMaster
    Oct 30 at 10:03
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    @TheMaster there are already normal review queues for re-open votes. I don't think this list should be mixed up with questions that don't fall under the "Require research" discussion. That makes it a lot harder to review these, as you'd have to switch context for every single question.
    – Cerbrus
    Oct 30 at 10:09
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    The normal review queues don't work. Unless the community expressly orchestrates the timing of review queues, it's impossible to get a question reopened. I thought SO reopen queue was bad, but apparently here, only 1 question got reopened in all of 2023 without moderator help. Maybe something like this can be done for general reopen queue too?
    – TheMaster
    Oct 30 at 10:16
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    Then that's a lack of user interaction. That's a different issue for a different Meta discussion. Let's not pollute this cleanup effort with other unrelated closures.
    – Cerbrus
    Oct 30 at 10:18
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    @TheMaster I think that the first reopen vote doesn't require too much reputation as someone with the edit privilege has a check box to send the question to the review reopen queue. The other two votes require access to the reopen review queue. I think that this should be mentioned in the post. Instead of creating a list to try to reopen questions, it would be better to identify "affinity groups" (users that would like to work together around certain interests, i.e. automation using javascript or apps used by programmers like GitHub and Slack )
    – Rubén Mod
    Oct 31 at 23:14
  • My above comment doesn't mean that users can't look at any closed question or question in the reopen queue, as long as the effort is in line with site policies and not an effort to circumvent them. SO has a chatroom specific to Google Apps Script, Webmasters have something for Google Search, Video Producers might have something about YouTube, etc. If we have subject matter experts we could do something similar on our site.
    – Rubén Mod
    Oct 31 at 23:20
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    I'm open to joining a reopen members club - especially for Google workspace, if anyone else is interested.
    – TheMaster
    Nov 1 at 2:49
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    @Rubén "I think that the first reopen vote doesn't require too much reputation as someone with the edit privilege has a check box to send the question to the review reopen queue. The other two two votes require access to the reopen review queue": that's incorrect, we still need 3 reopen votes from +3k rep users according to meta.stackexchange.com/a/394388/178179 Nov 2 at 3:42
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    I’m voting to close this question because it is an effort to circumvent the normal site processes for nominating, and reviewing questions for possible reopening. Further, it makes a fundamental claim that all the questions were closed for a lack of research which is never substantiated.
    – Blindspots Mod
    Nov 4 at 21:32


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