I am not a fan of this feature either, I sure hope this change gets reversed soon!
The admins already know about my distaste for the "questions being closed" feature, when I have been ok with most of the other changes this site has made. I'm not one of those users that outrages at every little change GaG makes. In fact I don't think I have ever objected to a change to this site as strongly as this one.
Hopefully @GirlsAskGuys will understand my objective mindset... and actually listen to me. :)
For what it's worth I up-voted most everyone's opinions hoping that they get the message to fix things.
Usually, after any change to a social media site there will be people who complain but after a while they get used to it and stop complaining. In this case I think we should continue to complain until they fix these bass-ackwards updates.
One thing I've already noticed with these newest tweaks is that prior to today, you had to have at least 4 opinions to choose MHO or you had to wait at least 24 hours to do so. Now, it appears you have to wait 24 hours regardless. It's a very, very small step in the right direction.
Totally agree and keep that rage alive, trust me if enough people are pissed about and outraged about it for a long enough time they'll change it back, that's why they are giving us back the downvote option.
I actually like the idea with a question closes when you pick MHO. Since that would fuck the person who picks MHO extremely fast. Which would make me hope it would make those people stop picking MHO before it's even been 1day.
Though I do not like the fact that questions could be closed after 48 hours. If they have to close a question with or without MHO. I rather they would wait 5 days after it's been asked. Since normally after 5 days majority of questions are dead. With nobody adding anymore replies to them.
Seriously most annoying thing ever. I am getting less answers for my questions now because of all of the new features and updates. On average I used to get a larger audience reading my questions and answering now it's like less than ten.
i'm more annoyed by private opinions but i understand where many people are coming from
it would be better if GaG gave users the power to close their own question or automatically close it after 2 weeks, whichever comes first. that way it would give people time to answer and prevent users from answers questions that are 3+ months old, something that's not uncommon
When I come across a question I want to answer and it's closed is the same feeling of me going to my favorite shoe store or whatever and see the sign "closed". "Oh no I have to go back home, I came for nothing :'( " or in this case " Ugh, I have to go back to the Live Feed, I clicked for nothing" Lol.