I asked a question. It was put on hold, then I edited it, now how do I activate it again?

Is it a good idea to re-post the question by deleting the previous one? Because, the process of reviewing a question currently "on hold", takes a lot of time and possibly gets precipitated.

Also if I post it anew, then I'm probable to get constructive responses on how to improve my question.

If there's any problem in my question, please inform me. Thanks!

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When you edit a question after it is closed, it goes into a que where users vote on whether to reopen it or not:

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It gets reopened after receiving a certain number of votes. Your question has not currently received the required number of reopen votes.

This could be either because:

  • The reason the question was closed has still not been resolved OR
  • The users who vote are not active on the site or this has not come under their attention.
  • Then how would I know how to improve my question to render it eligible for S.E. There's no scope of recieving constructive responses Dec 25, 2018 at 11:52
  • @AbuSafwanMdfarhan there are enough help pages and usually constructive comments showing what is wrong with your post.
    – Medi1Saif Mod
    Sep 22, 2019 at 6:45

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