I've been noticing in this a lot in the Close Votes -queue. It's actualy rather clear what the asker's problem is, but the community thinks (mostly justifiably) that it needs more details to properly or more easily answer the question.
I'm a bit uneasy about this trend, so I have two questions:
- Is this actually a 'problem' outside the review queue? Do we have a signifigant number of questions actually closed for this reason? The queue is my only insight for the matter. I'm hoping that the mods will have a way to list the closed question by type.
Is this proper use of the close reason? The close reason description does mention
... or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need.
However, unless the missing details actualy obsecures the point of the question, this seems to go against the spirit of the close reason. That, and in most cases, a simple comment to ask for clarifications would propably suffice.
I'm asking these in one question, because a negative answer to the first quesion would render the second one moot.
Recent example from the review queue: