A lot of my issue with the private opinion issue would be resolved by GAG removing the word "only" from "Allow only private opinions." Ideally, this is an feature that never would have been added. It's redundant with being able to post anonymously. And yes, closing a question shouldn't reply on MHO being selected or by a 48 hour period of inactivity. That's too short and restrictive. I thought the idea was to encourage discussion. I don't see how closing questions helps that at all.
They are trying to reduce the amount of points people can earn on each piece of content because their business model doesn't work. Gift cards was a way to draw traffic at first, but it's costly so they are trying everything they can to slowly wean people off of them until they think they have a stable community. They want a lot of new content so they can monetize it and they don't want to give out gift cars ever. So they close them forcing people to create new content for the community to persist and then ban people that get close to getting gift cards.
There just shouldn't be any need to close a question; it should be like it was - always open, so they shouldn't have changed into into automatic closing after 48 hours or after "Most Helpful Opinion" was picked
Well of course but I mean before we weren't ever able to close our questions and I'm sure if we had the choice to we never would... Unless of course you're annoyed by it and no longer want to be associated with it but that's the purpose of disvowing.
Over all I think them closing our questions are stupid and does more harm than good they say they do it so everyone's questions can be answered but they're only limiting the responses that we can receive and not only that but if you don't get replies within those 2 days then you still have no opinions and guess what thanks to them you never will... So what justice does that serve?
As of now the only way to keep your questions from closing is if you're lucky and the question is popular and you ABSOLUTELY CANNOT SELECT MH! Some other people have come up with another idea and that's to beg people to leave an opinion to their qiestion but I'm personally not that desperate.
"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"