There is not a week that goes by that I do not see a question that was closed for "This question needs details or clarity" and yet the question is perfectly clear to me. My hypothesis is that this happens mainly because (perhaps overzealous) reviewers see a question they know little or nothing about, and assume that because they don't understand the topic that the question requires "details or clarity."
Personally, when reviewing questions, I try to be very careful not to comment or vote on topics about which I do not have some significant expertise.
It seems to me that only people with a strong knowledge of a topic are qualified to say whether or not a question really does require additional details or clarity.
My question here is whether we can come up with a way to discourage those with little knowledge of a topic from voting to close questions on that topic?
- Perhaps there should be an easy way to start a discussion with those who voted to close. This could be a way to get clarity about which part of the question they don't understand.
- Alternatively, there should be an easy way (for both the questioner and other reviewers) to send a message to the closers, requesting that the question be re-opened to allow those with the required expertise to decide if the question actually requires details and clarity.