In a separate question, it was said:
I always try to balance things out between the number of people showing appreciation and the people signalling that the question isn't appropriate. Just flagging something doesn't necessarily mean your flag will be treated with more weight than the 10 upvotes the question has already gotten.
However, these closed questions seem to contradict that statement:
- What are the recurrent usability problems in web sites today?
- Is there a way to disallow multiple votes from one user without forcing authentication?
Both were closed by just moderators and both have 5 upvotes and no downvotes. I don't disagree with closing these questions, but if these questions are closed because they aren't valid questions for the site, then why are other questions kept open solely for the reasons mentioned in the above quote? This is very inconsistent.
EDIT: There are lots more examples of questions that were closed with multiple upvotes and just a moderator closing them: https://ux.stackexchange.com/search?tab=votes&q=closed%3a1