What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 150 Stack Exchange communities.

Possible Duplicate:
Shouldn't popular questions require more votes to close?

Isn't it a little bit unfair that a good question on Stack Overflow with more than 10 upvotes can be closed by 5 votes?

In addition, I have evidenced cases that a user has answered a question, but voted to close it as well! Is it fair?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Arjan, random Jan 7 '12 at 17:17

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Which question? Questions which are not suitable (off-topic, not constructive, etc), as defined in the faq can be closed. – Rob W Jan 7 '12 at 17:16
Was going to flag as a duplicate of this request, which was declined, but it was also closed as a duplicate of a request that was implemented. I'm confus. – lunboks Jan 7 '12 at 17:18
Q&A: one question per post, please. (That said: I feel the 2nd question is a duplicate of Closing Etiquette: Why Do Some Answer and Close?) – Arjan Jan 7 '12 at 17:19

1 Answer 1

It can be closed by 5 users, also reopened again by 5 different users. Votes are not an indicator if a question is on-topic for a site.

Wildly popular questions don't always mean they are on-topic or suitable for Stack Exchange. Nothing's fair in life.

share|improve this answer
whee edge case again! Answer posted after getting closed! /cc @Arjan – Sathya Jan 7 '12 at 17:17
And an upvote for using these sites to their limits ;-) – Arjan Jan 7 '12 at 17:20

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .