I was thinking about how the closing procedure should be.
On Stackoverflow (yes, gonna use it as a template) there is a problem with bad questions getting answered instead of being marked as dupes or closed for other reasons.
One problem was simply that the questions were not closed fast enough. That was partially fixed by reducing the number of votes required from 5 to 3. This made closing faster, but of course it also has its drawbacks.
If we assume a model based on reputation or similar, we could have a privilege called “instaclose” or something. My thought is that it could work something like this:
- A user with X rep can instaclose any new (posted last 10 minutes or so) question
- When a question is instaclosed, it cannot be answered
- The instaclosed question automatically reopens within 5 minutes if not closed the regular way
The exact number and details can of course be discussed and adjusted. I guess it could coexist with an instaopen privilege.
What do you think of this suggestion?