How do you remove a hold from a question that has been edited? Who removes the hold? The user? I posted a question is was put on hold I have since edited to remove the "opinion" nature of the question.

  • I am trying to learn Jul 8, 2015 at 21:22
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    If it is your own question you click the 'reopen' button and it will be placed in the review queue. It could take 1/2 day or a full day depending upon when you do it. The higher ups can also refuse to reopen. Put the link to your question in the META question
    – Gayot Fow
    Jul 8, 2015 at 21:42
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    You can also always flag a question for moderator attention. A moderator's vote is binding and if the question really improved a fits to the standards of TSE, the moderator can reopen the question immediately. Jul 8, 2015 at 22:19
  • thanks for the help guys and or gals Jul 9, 2015 at 13:04
  • @GayotFow I do not see a reopen button? Jul 10, 2015 at 15:56
  • @Ary_Vandelay17, it might be a hurdle thing. I put your question into the review queue for reopening. Based upon what I saw, I do not think it will be successful, but at least people will be able to revive it.
    – Gayot Fow
    Jul 10, 2015 at 17:29

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Removing "on hold" status (or "closed" status) is called getting a question reopened, and it works the same way as getting a question put on hold in the first place. Either five community members or one elected moderator must vote to reopen.

Usually, all you should have to do to get a question reopened is edit it to fix whatever problem(s) got it put on hold in the first place.

For more information, see the community-maintained FAQ entry on closed posts on the network meta site.

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