I was half-way through composing a helpful answer to this question about implementing a text editor, when the horde of roving question-closers descended on me and sent me packing. It was only 19 minutes old, for heaven's sake! What was wrong with the question? I was eager to impart my knowledge and experience to help a fellow programmer, but I wasn't allowed to. Like...WTF? Can we reopen this please? The OP needs my help!
You do a disservice to people with the "vote-to-close" privilege by describing them as "roving question-closers." If you look at the people who closed the original question, you will see that they are actually "roving question answerers" who used their judgement to vote to close a poor question when they read it, and that's a huge difference.
What seems like a conspiracy is actually just a difference of opinion and an increase in the size of StackOverflow itself. Things can happen quickly when there are a lot of views. It doesn't need to explained by a mythical campaign to eradicate imperfect questions.
With thousands of questions, I can't blame people for closing those they consider bad quality - personally I'll try to improve such question instead of closing it, but many people prefer to take the highway.
This said and done, you can Edit such bad post yourself then notify those who closed it one by one in comments (e.g. @Jim, @Chris, @David) asking them to reopen.
I've had two questions closed on me, one yesterday and one today, as I was in the process of answering them.
I can't find the second question. It was on Stack Overflow.
I'm not looking for an argument or a discussion about the question. I'm just stating my opinion here.
In my opinion, there's a difference between a poorly worded question, and a question that's vague or unanswerable.
I'm seeing more and more that people are voting to close questions that are poorly worded.