I've made a question that was put on hold as off-topic. Since then I've made some edits following the automated feedback, and I believe that the reasons for putting it on hold are not valid anymore.

While the question is still on hold, I have no feedback from the close voters, so I can't know if my edits are sufficient to get it re-opened, or if there is something more I could do.

I feel that my question might get closed for the wrong reasons, and in the meantime I can't receive any more answers. What am I supposed to do? For example:

  1. Should I just wait to see whether or not it gets closed after 5 days?
  2. Should I start asking in the comments section if the edits are OK and start a discussion with the close-voters ?
  3. Should I take the lack of responses as a sign that it will probably get closed anyway?

I don't have any experience with the hold/edit/reopen workflow, so I'm not asking for this particular question only. I've linked it as a reference, but I'd like to have an advice that could be applied to any kind of closed questions.


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    4. Ask on meta whether the edits merit reopening and, if not, what else is needed. You've indirectly done that by posting this, so with luck you'll get some feedback. (You can also ask in chat.) – Monica Cellio Nov 24 '15 at 19:17
  • Oh, I've read the help section, but I didn't know this. Thanks! – yannicuLar Nov 24 '15 at 20:26
  • +1 to "ask in chat". It's one of the easiest and (usually) fastest ways of getting help with rescuing a question. – Lilienthal Nov 25 '15 at 17:10
  • Do you want to convert this post to a topic on the edits needed to make your question on-topic, or do you want to go ahead with the more general case of "how do I check the status / speed up the reopen?"? The major problem I see with your current question and what will always prevent me from reopening a company-specific close reason is that you first sentence cites a specific clause in your contract. – Lilienthal Nov 25 '15 at 17:19
  • No, I want to keep this question here generic. Now, about my closed question, I don;t think it's company-specific either. The sentence you are talking about is a very common/generic term used in many types of contracts. I didn't even copy from my contract, I found a 95% similar one from the internet. – yannicuLar Nov 26 '15 at 0:02
  • By the way I've made a separate specific re-opening request for my question at meta.workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/3416/… – yannicuLar Nov 28 '15 at 0:40

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