Q1 (rhetorical). What distinguishes these three things?
A vote to close
A vote to remain closed
I’m beginning to wonder if we really know, and am beginning to suspect that we sometimes mistakenly use the ability to vote for closure as an amped up ability to downvote and to usurp the community's evaluation function.
Q2 (dismayed). Why did this fresh example get at least 2 votes to remain closed and apparently 0 votes of support for reopening it so far? It was originally closed for being unclear and has been revised to be as clear as almost any puzzle here.
Q3 (optimistic). Could we follow this simple guideline?
- An unimpressive valid puzzle merits a downvote, at worst, and/or a constructive comment, at best, but not closure.
Stack Exchange’s a-vote-is-a-vote-is-a-vote system has masses-are-asses weaknessess, no doubt, but my-close-vote-counts-more-than-your-vote is susceptible to groupthink-like tunnel vision, alienates newcomers, and seems to me downright unfair.