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I find that Bio.SE is kind of harsh to newbies. An old topic, but I was wondering if it would be a good idea to include a delay of 48 hours before one can vote for question closure. As of now I see many newbies posting questions that get trashed within the hour.
Of course, after editing it can be re-opened but I sense that newbies are scared away from Bio.SE by their virgin question being picked to pieces and put on hold within the hour. I know that everyone reading this question probably went through a similar process and persisted, but the process of re-opening may take quite a while, and the potential new member may have fled the scene. Further, shooting at a question is so easy.
Editing questions as an experienced member and helping it survive is where the challenge is. Awkward formulated questions may simply be caused by a language barrier.
This site depends on questions. Quite frankly asking a good question is more difficult than posting an answer.
What about introducing a compulsory delay of 48 hours or so, before a close-vote can be placed? Offensive stuff, spam and other nonsense questions can always be flagged for moderator attention.
EDIT: As an example, and nothing personal, but just to illustrate my point with a recent example: https://biology.stackexchange.com/questions/31784/ecology-question . The question is poor, I do not - I repeat not - wish to discuss this particular question, it is just to illustrate the quite aggressive close-voting (put on hold after 10 minutes). I removed the discussion tag to discourage homing the discussion in on this question.