We've all seen, and most have participated in, more than one open/close war. Things are said. Feelings are hurt. It's very personal for many of us, and yet so impersonal due to the lack of face time with your accusers.
So I'm asking that SO implement full-contact moderation. Once a question gets 5 votes to close, and 5 subsequent votes to open, the question is locked until the affected parties meet in a brawl type setting, where they can duke it out.
This way others online can see which side has greater numbers or is more likely to win (due to the impact of their arguments on the opposing force) and choose which side of the debate they'll take in real time.
There may be implementation details to be worked out, but I think the idea is generally sound and wanted to open a discussion before officially making a feature request.