I just saw an explanation about a question being closed because it had been open for two days already and had more than one answer.
The discussion of closing the question did not say anything about the quality of the question or the answers received so far. That discussion is at this link
In study outside the StackExchange community, there is evidence that indicating there are significantly more solid questions than solid answersreadily available.
A few things are for sure:
- Discussion not adding value is a good sign that a question should be closed.
- Ephemeral and off-topic responses are examples of discussion not adding value
- Discussions can start off useful then go off track. That is a a sign of a question not needing to be open unless useful discussion is also happening.
- Chat is better for such non-focused discussion than space for answering questions.
Length of time a question is open might correlate to low value discussion, but time open per se is not evidence a question is ready for closing.
What is the correct information on these considerations?
Is two days open a recognized benchmark for the right amount of time for a question to be open?