Lately I've been asking myself how good/beneficial or bad can closing or putting on hold of new user's questions be.
The point is maybe many new users may have questions that don't fit the SE model but they might still be interested in having their questions answered. Or at least might have other questions which would totally fit in here, but due to a close etc. they might be deterred or discouraged and never turn back to our site.
Maybe I should add some details:
- Of course I'd be glad if we could declare dream interpretation and questions asking for advice as off-topic.
- I'm some kind of tired of reading questions about 3 times talaq or wife's asking whether they can ask for talaq...
- I'm also aware that 75-90% of the new -posted- questions are duplicate of older ones, maybe some have some extra detail which is not treated before, but could be deduced easily by using ones mind or brain (if necessary) or in combination with other posts or questions.
- I'm also tired of new users who ask the same questions again and again (with a slight difference) like
- And yes there are a lot of question where I ask myself whether they are not homework questions. On the other side sometimes at first view a question seems pointless and one may find out that apparently scholars have different point of views on the topic I really tripped in a question like that, because from a logical PoV the question seemed silly!
- My point is: If I see any question I'd normally like to close or declare as off-topic etc. I post a comment explaining this when the question comes from a new user hoping that it's not me who started a reviewing closed-vote queue and hoping that the new user would read this comment before his question would get closed. As I'd like to give any new user the chance to learn more about the SE model and at least feel welcome here...
So I'd like to know if this is only my view, if not what possibilities do we have to prevent this to happen and just discuss this matter.