This question was recently closed (partly thanks to my own vote to close it.) While it was closed as being "off topic", I'm not sure that's actually the case. The poster asked about resources for understanding the facade and decorator patterns. While it's not a perfect fit for SO (e.g. there was no actual code) the reason I personally voted to close was my disdain for the complete lack of research effort made. (A simple Google search turns up a ton of resources.)
I know that downvoting is intended to mark questions that show little research effort (as pointed out in this answer) but should be a strong enough reason to close?
I find myself voting to close for this reason relatively frequently, so I suppose my two questions are:
- Is this a legitimate reason to vote to close, or should I just be downvoting these questions?
- If it is a legitimate reason, can it be added to the list of reasons for closure? I don't think it fits comfortably in any of the current reasons.