It seems that many of my own questions have been closed simply because I misworded them and they assumed it was a duplicate question. Indeed, sometimes there was a duplicate question with an answer I could use, but many times, there was simply a miscommunication and my situation was indeed unique. However, I then come back to check on the answers to find no answers or comments, and the question had been closed.
Would it not be reasonable to require a user to give their reasoning to close a question, or to deal out a -2 rep for voting to close a question? I'm not saying that no question deserves to be closed, as I've done my share of close voting, but many don't deserve to, and once one person votes to close, it seems that every next person that sees the question also votes and it's closed without even asking the original poster if the other question indeed helps them.