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Postdormital (hypnopompic) Sleep Paralysis was closed as it was asking for personal advice. It was edited by the OP and has subsequently been reopened by Carey Gregory♦(see https://medicalsciences.stackexchange.com/posts/18447/revisions) even though general consensus seems to be from Should we edit Personal Medical Advice questions? that we do not edit and reopen these questions as invariably they contain little (if any) prior research.

This question shows no prior research either. Is there something I am confused on?

  • I can't seem to be able to vote to close this question again either. – Chris Rogers Jan 20 at 9:23
  • @ChrisRogers users can only vote to close/reopen once per question. – Andrew T. Jan 20 at 12:40
  • That's the problem @AndrewT. I voted to close for personal medical advice which the question was then closed. Now it is re-opened, I cannot vote to close again – Chris Rogers Jan 20 at 12:43
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    @ChrisRogers The research is missing, still. But there is hope in OP being willing to edit into compliance. The edit was quite radical and showing the interesting core. Let's see whether RO is motivating enough to add it. The directions are in place ;) – LаngLаngС Jan 20 at 14:43
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    I reopened because the OP complied so readily. I try not to discourage new users. I'll give it a day or so for him to add prior research and then close it again if he doesn't. – Carey Gregory Jan 20 at 15:54
  • @ChrisRogers - Being unable to VTC again is by design, so that users don't keep opening/closing the same question over a dispute. – JohnP Jan 22 at 19:28
  • @JohnP - That is a fair comment although it won't just take 1 vote from a non diamond mod to close a question. I can also understand Carey's point about new users. The thing is we need consistency of action, and the question in discussion proves my point in the original discussion on these questions. There was no proof of evidence and there still isn't despite request for it and it has been 2 days. – Chris Rogers Jan 22 at 19:56
  • @ChrisRogers - There were 3 other close votes, that question is now closed. If the OP can come back and improve, they can nominate it for reopening and the community can decide if it is improved enough. – JohnP Jan 22 at 20:01
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    @ChrisRogers Very much agree with your position as well. But one further addition to 'finer points': The absolute time gone by is just one indicator. Not all can/will/have to spend so much time here like us. I get impatient over such things as well. But sometimes users come back quite some days later to see what happened here meanwhile. What gets me into action gear is seeing a user being active here (or other SEs) and still not acting here on comments/complaints etc. I think these are two related but slightly different things, and should be handled slightly different as well. #Chance2notice – LаngLаngС Jan 23 at 18:27

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