I asked this question yesterday and it was put "on hold" by a moderator. I edited the question to remove the offending language and make the question more clear, but the question is still "on hold."

Is there any way (or any point) to get a question off the "on hold" status? Or once a moderator gives you the magic finger, is your question doomed?

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After your edits the question has been placed in a review queue where people with sufficient reputation (> 3000) can vote to either reopen or leave closed.

In this particular case I have reopened your question after your edit.

What does it mean if a question is "closed" or "on hold"?

Questions are marked [on hold] for the first five days after closure to encourage edits and improvements to the question.

If a question is edited by the original poster when it is marked [on hold], it will automatically be placed in a review queue to be considered for reopening. If it is not reopened within five days, the [on hold] notice automatically changes to [closed].

There is functionally no difference between an [on hold] question and a [closed] one; neither can be answered until it is re-opened, but they both allow comments, votes and edits.

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  • Thank you for your consideration. Commented Jun 8, 2017 at 21:52

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