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Why closed questions tend not to get reopened? [closed]

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Closed as off topic by Canina‭ on Aug 31, 2021 at 19:24

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This post is about Q&A websites in general.

In StackExchange there is a culture of closing questions which do not reflect "the standards"; it's a culture that I as someone who uses SE since 2012 find extreme; firstly because of the vastness of this phenomenon and secondly because it causes questions to get automatically deleted.

  • Often times SE users will try their best to edit a closed question and would have make it "valid" by the sites' scope but the question would remain closed until deletion
  • I don't recall any closed question in the SE network to have ever been reopened beside some rare cases in WebMasters SE which is a very quiet website with barely any traffic compared to others there

Why closed questions tend not to get reopened?
The only explanation I know of is occupational burnout;
Maybe many humans are just not capable of dealing with such tremendous amounts of text in a dynamic way, unless the system is very ordinal, flexible and accessible.

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