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I found this in the help center:

Who can put questions "on hold"?

Users with 3000 reputation can cast up to 24 close votes per day. When a question reaches 5 close votes, it is marked [on hold], and will no longer accept answers. Those users may vote to reopen questions the same way. Each user may only vote to close and reopen a given question once. (For example, if you vote to close a question that is closed and then later reopened, you cannot vote to close it again.)

My question is: Are the number of votes needed to reopen a question once it's been edited equivalent to the number of original close votes? If not, how many votes are needed?

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It takes 5 reopen votes.

Interestingly this isn't specifically said in the help center anywhere I can find.

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TL;DR: It takes 5 votes to reopen a question.

The Help Center link on the "[on hold / closed]" post notice links to "What does it mean if a question is "closed" or "on hold"?" which says:

Users with 3000 reputation can cast up to 24 close votes per day. When a question reaches 5 close votes, it is marked [on hold], and will no longer accept answers. Those users1 may vote to reopen questions the same way.

Moderators may close or reopen any question with a single vote.

This page then points to a more detailed help section on reopening: "What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it?". That says the following:

Reopening a question follows the same process as closing a question.

Users with 3,000 reputation can cast up to 24 reopen votes per day. When a question reaches 5 reopen votes, it is no longer closed, and new answers may be submitted. You may only vote to close or reopen a question once. To cast a reopen vote, click the "reopen" link beneath the question.

Moderators may close or reopen any question with a single vote


1 - Referring to users with 3k reputation or more, not the users who originally voted to close.

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  • Are moderators allowed to close or reopen a question multiple times? – Masked Man Jul 13 '17 at 10:17
  • @MaskedMan-仮面の男 I assume so, since the moderators are listed separately from the users and it does say "any question". Few if any of the anti-abuse measures apply to moderators I think. – Lilienthal Jul 13 '17 at 10:53

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