Which choice is better: re-posting a closed challenge with 4 downvotes, or reopen the closed challenge?

The only problem seen in this challenge (at least by me) is that the spec is too unclear. If this challenge is not a duplicate, it is a valid challenge on CGCC.

However, reposting the same challenge also seems to be a valid option (at the risk of VTC as a duplicate); it is easier post a new question instead of editing. Reposting is easier to find out the flaws, although I suspect editing over the same challenge content will achive the same result.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Surely you should use the Sandbox? \$\endgroup\$
    – Corsaka
    Dec 17, 2019 at 14:00

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Post a new question

While we do try to avoid reposting when unnecessary, it has been done on this site a number of times. In this case, the original question is almost 5 years old, has a net score of -4, and, before the recent edits, was a poor, underspecified challenge. By posting an updated version to the Sandbox, you avoid jumping the shark with editing the original, and you can start with a "fresh slate", so to say: namely, the question doesn't already have 5 downvotes.

I would recommend asking Quintec for their permission to repost, but so long as they have no issue with it, and the question is up to our current standards, I see no problem with redoing it.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Should we define a minimum age for reposting? Like say 1+ years? \$\endgroup\$
    – frank
    Dec 17, 2019 at 20:08
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    \$\begingroup\$ @frank I don’t think that‘s necessary. Reposting happens so rarely it’s fine to go case by case, rather than blanket rules. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 17, 2019 at 20:29

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