Based on the input from a discussion with several users on meta, we defined this Moderation policy for Questions.
It's a very liberal policy: i.e. almost all questions are permitted.
Is that policy working well, now? Would you like to revise it? Can you identify further types (or subtypes) of question which ought to be closed?
Identifying in general some types of question to be closed is a bit difficult, but it is useful:
- It helps moderators and users to understand which questions ought to be closed
- It helps us understand why they ought to be closed
- It helps us understand how to edit them so that they can be reopened (or whether they can't be salvaged by an edit)
One recent example is that closed this question, and I appended "Broad comparisons" as a new close reason (at the bottom of the moderation policy for questions), only because Andrei had previously identified for me (in this post) something wrong with this kind of question and how to identify that.
In case it helps to be specific, for the sake of discussion, are there questions you would identify which weren't closed under the current policy, but where it would have been better if they had been closed?