I'm becoming concerned about the frequency of votes to close questions with the reason "Unclear what you are asking". More often than not I find that the question (IMO) is perfectly clear and can't see any reason for the vote to close it and I regularly vote against the crowd. In other circumstances, there is a vote to close a question which admittedly needs a little clarification from the OP but it is very new (sometimes less than an hour old). It seems a bit harsh to be voting to close a new question when the OP hasn't been given a reasonable chance to edit it and provide the additional detail which may have been requested in a comment.
So, my question is this: does this reason for closure need to be revised in some way?
I have a couple of suggestions how:
- Make it time limited - you can't vote to close a question on the grounds that it is unclear before x number of hours after it was posted.
- And/or voting "Unclear" requires a reason why the question is unclear and a request for further information so it can't be such an 'easy' option for a closure vote.
I don't advocate doing away with this reason as there are some circumstances when it is appropriate. I am just concerned that it is being used too often and inappropriately.