There are a couple of posts, here (on meta), from contributors wording their misunderstanding about the reasons that motivated the closure of their question for the reason that :
This question is likely to be answered with opinions rather than facts and citations. It should be updated so it will lead to fact-based answers.
When reviewing the close votes queue, I am often left undecided and just skip.
While agreeing that the question should be closed because it just cannot expect collecting any valuable answer, I just cannot find the appropriate reason for that and certainly not the opinion based one.
The most recent example.
That sort of question is IMHO no more no less likely to trigger opinion based answers than (as an obvious example) text processing questions for which numerous good answers will be posted, each one based on it's author preferred text processing utility. (no disrespect meant)
I make no doubt that this sort of questions should be closed for the reason that no good answer can be made because :
The answers would necessarily be workload dependent.
And this is an absolute reality that, apart from some very basic cases already well documented in RHEL / ORACLE / IBM… publications, no other member of the community will ever run the same workload in the same conditions with the same demands.
I therefore suggest to :
- Either create a new item in the list of closing requests reasons of the like : "Workload dependent"
- Or, if easier, extend the existing opinion based reason to "opinion based or workload dependent"
Of course happy to leave the precise wording to english natives.