A moderator replied to the post saying,
I would say it is too broad, and should be closed.
However, in the comments, he replied:
Ah I think you misunderstand me. I think it should be closed, but that it should be closed by the community, not the moderators.
This is on a site where there are a tiny minority of users who have the 500 reputation required to vote to close.
What can I, as a low-rep non-moderator user do? When a moderator agrees that a question should be closed, but waits for the community to close it, and that may not happen, does this mean that the question is actually a good fit for the site?
Can we have some Stack Exchange employee guidance on what should happen in situations like this?
I read Beta site degrading in quality, per-site Meta discussion reveals that it's not perceived as a issue; what more can I do?, but the only workable advice there is "wait for the beta to be shut down".