There is a sudden (I only noticed it today) influx of “close” votes on questions of the site. I opened my browser this morning, and got this:
I reviewed all of them, and half a day later this:
Most of the questions are old (or very old), and have stayed open for a long time. Many have only one close vote, some have two. Apart from one or two that I believed to be genuinely off-topic, the others were fine. Not very good questions, but decent enough to stay in my opinion… especially so long after they were asked and answered (all of them had answers).
Of course, the above is only my opinion, and others might find that they should be closed. But, the shear number of votes involved makes me suspect some serial-cleaning activity. If so, I think it should be discussed beforehand on Meta (as for deletions), to allow people to discuss such large-scale closings. Another thing that I find weird is that none of these questions had any recent comment indicating why people voted to close.
Why am I posting this? Because I think the person (persons?) who has entered a close-voting spree should post on Meta to start a discussion about such a large-scale project. Also, so that mods and users are aware of this (possibly destructive) situation.
I hope me doing so isn't overstepping boundaries. If you feel so, please comment and I'll try to word my message better.