Here's the typical lifespan for a bad question:
- A User posts the question.
- People either see it on the front page, say "Ooh, new question!" and read it, or else they see it pop up on Lazers and read it.
- They discover it has some problems, and vote to close it. Often they post in chat asking for a few more VTC votes so it can be closed quickly.
- User edits question in hopes that it gets reopened.
- Unless they come talk about it in chat or specifically pings in the comments a user who then brings it up in chat, maybe it gets reopened, or maybe it gets forgotten.
That's where it gets a little weird. If the user immediately revises their question, often the question still has enough attention in chat that it gets discussed and gets some reopen votes. But if they don't revise it for a few hours, or even a day or two, it often won't receive the attention it needs to get reopen votes. Getting briefly bumped to the top of the front page doesn't work very well because people are less likely to read a question that they've already looked at once, it may get quickly buried by other questions, and it also pretty much relies on someone who does actually read it to bring up in chat that the question deserves reopen votes.
My request is to have Lazers add questions that have been closed but edited to its feed. This would help ensure that when a user revises his question in the hopes of getting it reopened that it gets enough attention for that to happen.