It was obvious why this question was closed:
What were Argentina's intentions for the Falkland Islanders? (original title: How does Argentina view the inhabitants of the Falklands?)

But I figured it could be improved by turning it into a very similar (and properly historical, and on-topic) question. So I've had a go.

Recently we've been encouraged to improve and "reopen" closed questions so it seemed like something to try.

Is it OK to do so?

  • A better question now in my humble opinion, but is the change not so great that you should have posted it as a new question? – Eugene Seidel Jul 16 '13 at 23:45
  • happy to go down that route – Tea Drinker Jul 16 '13 at 23:48
  • especially if the original poster says so. on the other hand he may be happy that it's faithful to his original enquiry – Tea Drinker Jul 16 '13 at 23:51
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    also, what is this reopening mechanism for, if not to allow for questions to be substantially reworked? after all, a minor edit isn't going to win 5 reopen votes – Tea Drinker Jul 16 '13 at 23:52
  • I agree that the original poster, if they are still around, will be the one to decide whether or not to accept your edits. Until now, I had thought of "reopen" as a feature useful to people who want to appeal closure of their question (with or without substantial rework), but you are right, anyone can edit a question and anyone can start a "reopen" vote. – Eugene Seidel Jul 16 '13 at 23:56
  • I think it's the polite thing to ask the OP whether they are ok with the edit or prefer the edit to be a standalone question. If they reply, follow their decision. If they do not reply within a reasonable amount of time, then do whatever you think is better. – Felix Goldberg Jul 18 '13 at 8:51

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