I would like to ask moderators to reopen the post How to load a raster layer at the top of the QGIS ToC?, which is marked as duplicated of Sort layers in QGIS table of contents?.
What is the first post about?
Loading a raster layer at the top of the QGIS ToC, regardless of the active layer. There is a QGIS API (exposed in the layer tree) method for accomplishing this.
What is the second post about?
Sorting a bunch of layers when they are loaded. Actually, the accepted and most voted answer deals with sorting existing (already loaded) layers, i.e., moving layers around. Currently, there is no way from the QGIS API to do what the original question intends to do.
First post author's opinion:
The author of the first post answered @underdark's suggestion. He read the second post and asked for a direct method of achieving what he wanted, instead of creating groups before loading layers, as the answer to the second post suggests.
Who will answer the first post if it's reopened?
I already have an answer for the first post, you can read it here. Please observe how this answer is different from the answer to the second post.
I flagged the first post a month ago hoping it would be reopened. Someone declined the flag and told me he/she would not reopen it. That's why I'm writing this post, to ask the community.
Please don't ask me to wait for 5 people to vote in order to reopen the post. That is a bit unfair in my opinion, since the topic is not very popular (even the answer to the second post has "only" 5 votes while the post has 1.6k views). Moreover, arguments on how both posts differ should be enough to reopen it.
What do you community think about it? Should moderators reopen the first post and allow me to post a proper answer to it?