Since the site is still undergoing the phase where some definitions are not clear, there can be some questions about which it may not bel clear if such questions belong or not. I would thus propose that if someone votes to close a question he would write the motivation in the comment, if it's not obvious (like question being duplicate and duplicate linked - then of course it shouldn't be reiterated by every voter). I don't know if there's a way to remind people about it, etc. but it is really frustrating when question is being voted to close without any indication what the voter things is wrong with it.

  • scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/424/… i think thats why you made up this question? How about rephrasing your question to: Ways and possibilities to choose Sci-fi? and make a community-wiki.. so it could work
    – Iceag
    Commented Jan 13, 2011 at 10:43

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Yes if something is not obvious we should leave comments why a question is voted to close.

If a question is postet like this:

"What is your favourite X"

Isn't it obvious that this is a subjective question? So i vote to close those kind of questions and propose to make a community wiki and rephrase the question.


"Who is your favourite Female Sci-Fi Author?"

rephrase the question to:

"Who are some good female scifi authors? [Community Wiki]

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    I agree with Iceag, but would like to also say that such questions should be closed. A closed question can be re-opened after it's been edited into better shape. Commented Jan 14, 2011 at 3:40

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