According to the accepted answer to the question above, it takes 5 non-moderator close votes to close a question.
At this time the most recent example is this question: I forked a coworkers code without asking and made it my own. Should I have asked first?
At the time of this meta post, the "should I share" question has 2k views, 11 answers, and 15 upvotes, and the most popular answer has 22 upvotes. However, 5 people have chosen to close the question, and as such it is now [On Hold] as primarily opinion based.
My intent is not to debate whether or not the post is in fact opinion based, but rather to discuss the weight of those 5 votes. It seems to me that we have given too much weight to the 5 people who have voted to close the question.
In my opinion it would be better if we could devise a system whereby SE looks at the upvotes for a question and uses that as a counterweight to adjust the number of close votes required on a sliding scale.
With that said, I think we need to agree that there is a problem before we can have any meaningful discussion about potential solutions, so my question for you then is.
Do we have a problem with close votes? Should we make it more difficult for a small group of users to close a controversial question?