In How do I play FLV video on Android? the original wording had a lot of superfluous text:
Title: Sir plz tell me how to develop flv player aplication or is there any api or any thing from which i can make my application
Actually sir i have got a project to develop flv player in android and i am not able to start it because in android it only support 3gp,mp4 etc file format so plz tell me .how i can play flv file directly.
It was closed by a moderator (Bill the Lizard) as "not a real question," but there's a perfectly good question in there; namely, "How do I play FLV video on Android?"
The close reason description for "not a real question" states:
It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form.
I would argue that this is not the case; the question can be answered; it's just that it does not conform to Stack Overflow's preferred format for questions. It's not even asking us to do the work for OP!
The moderator should have simply edited the question to match SO's preferred format (I myself did this edit as well, but by the time it was done, the mod had closed the question without any discussion, and without telling the OP why it was closed).
In the end, the question was a duplicate, so it should probably remain closed, but I am very concerned by inappropriate moderator closures, as they can happen too quickly for an editor to rescue the question. Moderators should set a good example for other users by editing posts when possible rather than closing, and by commenting on closures on questions made in good faith, so that the OP knows what to do, or not to do next time.
Edit: I'm not necessarily saying that every mod should edit any poor quality question they see rather than closing them. But they do need to at least give enough time for someone else to edit the question before pushing the close button, and they do need to choose a close reason that actually matches the problem. This question was closed only two minutes after being opened, and was closed for "not a real question" despite being a real question. What is the OP supposed to think when they see this? :/