There is a closed question on the OSF system: Is there a way to move a preprint from one service to another within the OSF system? that has spawned a number of comments as well as two meta questions:

  1. Are questions asking technical issues on academic services on-topic?

  2. Is there a consensus if there is only indirect evidence?

Both meta questions are quite general and I am not able to understand how to interpret the votes in regards to reopening the original question.

I am not sure another meta questions (i.e., this one) is really needed since there does not seem to be conflicting votes: it is not as if the question has been closed and then reopened and then closed again.

I guess I am asking because I would like to bring closure (even if that means reopening the question) to the issue.

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    Shouldn't people just use reopen votes on the question to reopen it, if they think it should be reopened?
    – ff524
    Commented Jun 15, 2018 at 18:46
  • @ff524 I think, if people upvote on (1) but don't vote to reopen it, then there must be some conflicts that make them not doing so?
    – Ooker
    Commented Jun 16, 2018 at 2:04
  • In case the number of votes on the yes answer doesn't outnumber the no answer, then we will have a consensus problem here ;)
    – Ooker
    Commented Jun 16, 2018 at 5:16
  • @Ooker I voted to re-open before. That vote expired. I voted to re-open again and upvoted the yes answer. This is the best I can do. Let's see what's going to happen.
    – Nobody
    Commented Jun 16, 2018 at 5:33
  • @scaaahu thanks. As I'm its OP, I won't vote (or didn't vote) on any answers on these meta questions to avoid bias
    – Ooker
    Commented Jun 16, 2018 at 5:37

2 Answers 2


Yes, this question is a good fit for our community and should be reopened.


No, this question is not a good fit for our community and should be left closed.

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