The system should search posts for the word "please" in proximity to the phrase "don't close" or "do not close", and if found together disable the close link for the following reasons:
- They asked nicely
- They knew enough about the system to understand that posts can be closed, and thus are experienced enough to know when their own question is perfectly valid and reasonable
Please consider this question an opportunity to consider the issue carefully. I'll convert it to a feature request when
abs(votes) > 100, until then it'll merely be a discussion.