I sometimes see a reopen vote in the queue that looks something like this:

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Here I see that the question has been edited, which is why I assume it is now in the reopen queue. But I don't see anything here that has actually changed (normally when I see edit changes, they are in green/red shading). Am I missing something?

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    $\begingroup$ I was also puzzled about that same question. $\endgroup$ Sep 1, 2023 at 21:40

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I do see a couple of (minor) edits in the history: https://stats.stackexchange.com/posts/625237/revisions . But you're right that those edits do not show up in the reopen queue. I think that's because the edits were made before the question was even closed:

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So it wasn't sent to the reopen queue automatically because of the edits, someone just disagreed that it was a duplicate and voted to reopen. I presume the reopen queue doesn't show the edits because the sequence of events suggests that the edits are unrelated to the reopen vote.

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    $\begingroup$ That makes more sense. Thanks! $\endgroup$ Aug 31, 2023 at 5:54
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    $\begingroup$ It would, of course, be enormously helpful if people voting to reopen left a comment saying why they disagree with the original decision. Some do but many do not. $\endgroup$
    – mdewey
    Sep 1, 2023 at 16:08

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