I don't understand why How can I view all the messages I posted in a Slack channel? is kept closed. I posted a meta question about it a few years ago, and the given reason, from my understanding, was lack of research. Since a CM recently stated that showing research is not required, I flagged the question for reopening, but the flag was declined with no explanation. Why is the question kept closed?
I'll answer below to some feedback that D.W. gave.
- The body of the post must explicitly articulate a question. We are a question-and-answer site, so we require you to articulate a question. This post does not ask any question in the body of the post. A question normally ends with a "?".
This is not a rule. If you read Should "Title Says It All" questions be edited or closed? that you linked to, there is no consensus on such a rule. The second most upvoted answer clearly state "there are many questions which really don't need anything beyond the title to explain what's desired in the question."
Your question After upgrading to iOS6, all my apps are gone is a good example: the question is simply "After upgrading to iOS6, all my apps are gone. Did they move to a new place? How do I get them back?" and there is no need to add any details.
Also I note that my question received 33 upvotes and only 4 downvotes, which demonstrates an overwhelming positive feedback from SE users.
This following comment on my meta question also received 4 upvotes:
- People have already given extensive feedback on the question, but no one has has taken steps to address that feedback, at least not yet. The prior feedback includes "questions having the same body as the title aren't allowed", etc. You were given a link to https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/257762/160917 and "Title-only" questions (i.e. questions without body) should be allowed, which has more detail. As that post said at the time, "This [has been] explained in so many different ways". Everyone who is interested in that question has had an opportunity to edit the post to address this, but no one has taken the opportunity to do so.
I did incorporate the feedback. See the question edits. https://webapps.stackexchange.com/posts/117076/revisions What else should I add in the question?
The fact that the question was posted several years ago is not sufficient reason to re-open the question; to re-open a question, it must meet current-day standards.
True, and IMHO The question does meet current-day standard, as evidenced by all the meta links I provided (showing research is not compulsory + many questions which really don't need anything beyond the title to explain what's desired in the question.)
Re-opening can be done by the community. It does not require diamond-moderator action or flags. Diamond-moderators are not necessarily obligated to take action on flags requesting re-opening; they are free to leave it up to the community to vote as it chooses.
Closed questions on WebApps are almost never reopened by regular users only: "Only 1 question got reopened in all of 2023 without moderator help" (quoting TheMaster Oct 30 at 10:16)