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(I am answering this Meta question as someone who knows almost nothing about the work that the main site question is about.) I have discussed this general topic in several previous Meta posts (e.g. here, here, here, and here). As you can see from those discussions, I think that there is, at times, a fundamental misapplication of the two close reasons that ...


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A lot this may not matter any longer as the OP seems to have deleted their account. It seems reasonable to close the question in first go-around, maybe not as "opinion based" but as "needs detail or clarity". There was definitely confusion in the comments about what was being asked and the OP seemed to be going around in circles. However, ...


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NO (as in it shoud NOT have been closed). It happened because some people are authoritarian and want to close anything they don't personally like or understand (violating site rules, e.g. Good Subjective Bad Subjective). That was one of the reasons I chose to leave SFF.SE, FYI. People decided that they are the gatekeepers and instead of simply ignoring ...


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Brief description The name shown to flaggers/close-voters when seeking an option in the close menu: List/recommendation question Usage guidance The description shown to flaggers/close-voters after choosing this close reason: This question seeks recommendations or an open-ended list of works. Recommendation requests are off-topic, as questions should be ...


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Closed questions are blocked from new answers, not from new comments. When your question is closed, it's still visible on the question lists, and nobody can answer it properly, but they can still provide feedback in comments. Closing a question usually takes five users with 3k+ rep, or one diamond moderator (with a couple of special cases around duplicate ...


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If you close a question (which as the OP you can only do single-handed if it's a duplicate-closure reason), people can still comment on it, regardless of whether they have close/reopen privileges (they only need the comment privilege, which is obtained at 50 rep). Fortunately - otherwise how would we debate whether questions should be reopened or not, ask ...


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