I just failed a close-vote audit by voting to close this question.
I genuinely believe there is a good case for closing it, as the question has a number of issues. Yes, it has five upvotes, an accepted answer, and 400+ views, but I don't believe the popularity of a question is a necessary indicator of its quality.
- It's a duplicate of this earlier question, which was downvoted to -2 and closed as "too broad." It could also be considered a duplicate of this question.
- The user doesn't state what they've tried so far. There's no clear effort put into solving the problem.
- It's only marginally on-topic for SO -- I've seen people go both ways on "hardware or software primarily used for programming" depending on how they're feeling that day. I'd consider it a more appropriate question for Apple Support. I might not agree with an off-topic close vote, but could see the case.
- Little context is given and the grammar is poor.
The best case for keeping it that I can see, and (as best I can tell) the reason it garnered the upvotes and views that it did, is that a number of people all had the same problem at the same time and found this post had an answer. But that doesn't mean it's a good SO question.
So is it an obvious guaranteed close? No. But I can certainly see the case for it, and that to me is why close votes are votes. Coming across it in the new-questions queue, with no upvotes and no answers, I'd have flagged/voted to close it.
[...F]ailed audits are very invalidating. Fundamentally I can not click "I understand" on a completely incorrect warning.
To which I'd add: especially when these tests are being generated by algorithm.
I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments on this.