When a question is put "on hold", I verified three or four times (when my answer was ready), most of the "close" voters seem to be rather older programmers. It's not that I'm interested, but I can see their names and I have already lost time with the answer. Is this a fact? Is up there a council of the elders?
There is no "council of the elders", per se, but anyone with 3k+ reputation can close or reopen a question, and so you might see some names commonly crop up on the "closed by" box. Age really doesn't matter on SE, we have had some 5 year olds as well as 257 year olds on here, as given by their age box on their profile page