This has been marked a duplicate of this. The former concerns the posterior of a normal likelihood with known mean and gamma precision; the latter, the conjugate prior of a gamma distribution.

In what way are these duplicates? What am I missing?

  • $\begingroup$ I voted to reopen. $\endgroup$
    – amoeba
    Mar 17, 2016 at 20:41
  • $\begingroup$ @amoeba Myself as well. $\endgroup$ Mar 17, 2016 at 20:51

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The thread is now reopened.

As nobody explained here why this should be a duplicate and as I could not see it myself, I voted to reopen. Unfortunately, this suggestion only got three upvotes and died out (even though I edited this thread at certain moment to push this Q again to the top of the Meta).

So I raised a flag for moderator attention and explained the situation (in the flag comment space) as best as I could, linking to this Meta thread. As a result, one of the moderators reopened the thread.

I believe this illustrates well

  1. that it tends to be much easier to close a question than to reopen it and that in general it tends to be difficult to revert previous decisions;
  2. how such situations could be handled.

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