Recently I've come across a large number of questions in the Home Improvement Stack Review Close Votes queue that are marked to be closed for "a community-specific reason", with the written-in reason "I’m voting to close this question because it's been abandoned." They all have no answer accepted, and no response from the OP for quite a while, although a number of them seem to be reasonable questions with reasonable answers. To my mind, if a question is reasonable, on-topic, and has useful answers, they should be left open in case the OP does come back to accept an answer, or (more likely) another answer is added. It also seems to waste reviewer time as three other reviewers have to confirm the original nomination for closure.
Is it appropriate and useful to close questions that are reasonable, on-topic, have answers, but have no answer accepted?
- "How to properly insulate a bathroom with 2 walls been concrete blocks?" (question has two total votes, one answer)
- "Cause for an Amana electric dryer overheating" (question has two total votes, one answer)
- "Kenmore 51789 Fridge - Trying to Troubleshoot Defrost Problem" (question has one total vote, one answer)
- "Aluminum Fence posts set into concrete" (question has one total vote, two answers)
- "Wiring a new shop advice" (question has one total vote, one answer)