This question came up in the review queue, and I was a bit surprised since the question was asked only 17 hours ago, which might not have been enough time for the user to respond to the comment asking for more clarity, yet the question is already up for closure.
Close votes can be discouraging and unwelcoming to new users (this user only joined QCSE 9 days ago!), and if it happens too much unnecessarily (imagine for example that a user decides to close vote their maximum 24 votes/day, every day) then it will become irritating to the volunteers dealing with the review queue.
For quite some time now I've been surprised by a lot of the questions that end up in the close vote queue, and when I posted this: A thought about our close voting practices, not many people have offered to tell us why they are doing it.
Now I want to get more specific:
- If a user asks a question that needs more details for clarity, shall we close vote immediately or should we give them X hours to respond to comments first, then close vote if they ignore requests for more clarity?
- If you don't think we should give the user a chance to respond to comments first, why is it so important to give them the "close votes (1)" signal under their question, and to add more workload for review volunteers, so urgently that we can't wait maybe 3 days first?
- If you think such close votes should occur with urgency (without allowing the user some time to first respond to comments or edit their question), what possible negative consequences might there be, for example do you think it's possible that when a user isn't too desperate for an answer, they might see the close votes and feel discouraged from participating altogether? I'll say that I felt this way when my first ever question on this site got closed at 22:49 on the same day as my question was asked (I have to show a screenshot since the question was later deleted by a moderator, so only I can see it):
At the time, I didn't know much about Stack Exchange at all, and did not know what "closed" meant, so I thought that it meant my entire day's worth of work that went into trying to ask a good question, was now going to be wasted. At the time, I had about ~7 years of experience with randomly asking the occasional question on StackOverflow, SuperUser, TeX SE, English SE, Physics SE, Theoretical Computer Science SE, Travel SE, Biology SE and maybe others, and it seems I had never once had a question "closed" before, and I hadn't been a regular enough user anywhere to have seen what "closed" means.