I realise that there have been a number of questions on this topic already (specifically this one), but I hope that this one will be indulged. Currently there are 35 users with the power to vote to close out of a total of 1640 registered users. I am becoming a little worried that there is a tendency to close questions very quickly if they appear in any way poorly formed. To those of us who have been using the site heavily, asking a question which will be accepted as legitimate (and hence not closed) is relatively easy, but for new users it is not clear that this is the case. I can imagine that it is an extremely discouraging experience to see you question almost immediately closed as off topic. Perhaps with questions from new users we should be more tolerant and use comments to try to shape the question into an acceptable form?
So, are we being too quick to close?