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8:47 AM
@MichaelK Thanks for your insight. Unfortunately and as you can see throughout JBH's meta-answer, the community is not in a state of self-reflection yet. By that I'm not saying JBH should have told "it's acceptable", but at least give a word of measurement like Elemtilas did... Or asking for pardon like I did.
For your replaceable barrel question, sorry to disappoint you but I just didn't agree with the closure from the very start ^^". If you check out the revisions, you'll see I'm not part of the close-voters.
However, changing my mind does happen. The problem is that most people don't edit their question, which makes it hard to make a point in reopening.
Indeed, comments are transient, temporary and not the question, so unless I simply misread the query (this happens quite a lot x) ), I cannot really vote to reopen.
But a good part the underlying reason the query doesn't change is that people still don't tell how the question can be improved, they keep it to why it has been closed.
That's a rare miracle people doesn't get demotivated after their question got closed twice or thrice. Some like Thunderhammer doesn't lose their grip and perservere, but to be honest, that's more due to their willpower to get through the cogs and the existence of the sandbox than reviewers inspiring to do more and, well, just to improve.
In that regard I failed, and I only say this word when no-one gets the piece of cake in my stead.
I failed at a low level because Nathaniel didn't get the chance to have even more accurate answers, for instance as to who should care for the radioactive components (I doubt NTSB are experts on that matter).
I also failed because I didn't get them inspired to know more, and the community lost one of its members who had some good ideas in their belt.
I also failed on the longer-term level at changing the approach the whole community should get to review questions. Some improvements were made, then lost, then remade, but what this back and forth made in the end is some sort of stagnant, immovable movement (pardon me the contradiction :) ). It's the reason some outsiders -so to speak- like Otkin, Willk, and many others decided to leave, even after their attempts to change things... Or, well, at least tried to change them.
 

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