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I asked a question on Network Engineering. Question has been put on-hold after less than 10 minutes after creation.
While I do not contest the utility of the "on-hold" flag I suggest allowing some time (hours or days) before flagging the question. If Stack-Exchange aspires to be a real open to discussion and open to opinions platform it should give an equal chance to both parties.
Flagging a question shortly after creation kills all chances to be answered by a late reader and demoralizes the asking person who expects something positive, constructive not a door-slam in face.
There is a hunt-for-questions and a competition for answering-question-rewards on this site. My personal feeling is the first arrived, if it doesn't know the answer and have enough privileges will flash the question "on-hold" closing all later attempts to answer it. It is detrimental for everyone and for the knowledge base.

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  • You're free to disagree but there is no need to become rude and offensive. Please be nice
    – rene
    Aug 9 '17 at 23:14
  • Stackexchange websites are not discussion forums. If we are discussing if a question should be closed then we are breaking an established guideline
    – Ramhound
    Aug 9 '17 at 23:55
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    Stack-Exchange aspires to be a real open to discussion and open to opinions platform well, it doesn't, so I guess there's no real problem here.
    – user1228
    Aug 10 '17 at 12:57
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I feel the need to correct this idea immediately:

If Stack-Exchange aspires to be a real open to discussion and open to opinions platform

Stack Exchange aspires to be discussion free and closed to opinion based questions - we value questions where objective answers are possible and questions that ask for opinions kinda go against that.

We do not want discussions either. We focus on questions and their answers. Not discussions.


Perhaps the above will help you understand why on-hold should not be time limited.

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