# Editing closed questions

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It seems to me that some of the closed questions so far contain valuable parts. Maybe the questioner or someone else could transform these questions into valuable ones? Recent questions I have in mind are this one or this other one, where the comment thread explicitely shows the potential of the questions.

But it is also possible to leave the closed questions alone and ask new questions, which would have other merits.

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asked Sep 25, 2011
Improving questions, even closed ones, is always a good idea...

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[Since my current Rep points don't allow direct answering, I'll answer here]: Ref: [Why does the vacuum state break electroweak gauge symmetry?](http://theoreticalphysics.stackexchange.com/questions/113/why-does-the-vacuum-state-break-electroweak-gauge-symmetry) | The question is rather good in my humble opinion [although I'm no expert currently], and I believe it should be part of this site's database of questions / answers. ... So, should I edit the question- leaving it only as, and providing a commentary below giving background and related information to place it in its appropriate context?

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Plus, [also importantly], I wanted to gauge what the community felt regarding the importance / level of importance of the question? Clearly, Peter Woit felt it deserved the status of "Holy Grail" -- and I have too much regard and respect for him to simply consider it a random ad-hoc designation by him. (Lubos' commentaries / opinions aside).

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I agree with François, as possibly both linked posts have a potential for an interesting question if asked in a more precise way.

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@UGPhysics: If I were you, I would ask a completely new question based on your second question. You can give a reference to the discussion on the blog, but formulate the question and add some thoughts if you can. Others more competent than me had better suggestions.

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contd: it is on one hand difficult to get a question reopened, but more importantly, I believe the question should stay at the moment so that other users understand why it got closed. This argument my be hard on you, but a great help for the site.

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UGphysics, if indeed the issue of symmetry breaking you asked about is a contender to be "the holy grail" of physics just like quantum gravity is regarded by many, then asking about it, might be too wide for a good question on this site just like asking "how gravity and quantum mechanics match".

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