I have been a member of stackoverflow for more than a year now. I love this website. I love it for the community that answers, discusses and questions my questions. I have been more of a question bag on this site (almost 60 questions - thats one question per week). And, that's coz I am someone who is learning a lot - I don't treat myself as a guru or something. Now, here is a question that I asked recently. This question was recommended for close by people 5 people and it was closed. I can't seem to fathom the logic behind preventive closure. And I am not sure why there is no option to undo your recommendation for closure. Please read my comments on the question to understand why it frustrates me. I hope I got my point across.
EDIT I see how people tend to miss the point and generalize this as a yet another 'we've-seen-it-all-every-day' question. My complaint is about how it hurts and upsets me (and this particular case how I was offended), when everyone with 3k+ reputation gets to have a say, and how they can say anything they want and get away with it. I am not just talking about the process, I am trying to suggest that when you give powers to people, you need to have a control system over it. Now, I am beginning to think, if I should answer more questions and be more worried about my rep, so that I can one day feel priviliged and behave like a bully.
I read the FAQ and I see that there is no logical answers to some questions:
- Why is the number of minimum votes required for close at 5? What calculation brings you to this number? Why is not 10 or 20?
- Why not have basic criteria defined for vote-to-close? Something on the lines of... any question with too much activity in a day (too many people discussing it, which means too many comments/ replies). You close it as argumentative when you see people arguing over it - this is how it is done real life, but preventively killing it before arguments begin, cannot be justified.
- Why not let the moderators do this work? Why give powers to everyone with rep? Why rep is the only measure to get there?
- I was offended by someone's comments - what do I have to do about it?
EDIT2 Ok, I want this end on a constructive note. I would like to suggest this feature/enhancement for betterment of the community here: Whenever, a vote-to-close is requested on a question, please have the voter quote a reason-for-close. It will help the OP understand why his/her question is off-track and it would give him/her enough input to correct it.
I hope my suggestion made sense.