I had a look at the question closure statistics (link for 2k+ users) and the following strikes me as potentially bad:
- We close about 1/4th of our questions.
- Of those, for roughly 40% it should be possible to edit them to make them fit (I'm looking at the close reasons "unclear what you're asking", "too broad", "missing context").
However, in these categories only few questions are edited:
- Unclear what you're asking: 2/35 (5.71%)
- Too broad: 3/22 (13.64%)
- Missing context: 2/12 (16.67%)
Of those questions that get edited, almost none get reopened. In the last 90 days, this happened for two questions out of 16, one for the "this does not seem to be about philosophy" reason and one primarily opinion-based question.
In fact, the group of questions that gets edited the most are the ones that are closed because they push a personal philosophy (6/21, 28.57%). These questions are usually beyond help because the aim of the asker does not correspond with the aim of the site - yet somehow it seems we are not able to communicate that clearly and the user continues trying to argue through edits.
Perhaps we can try to identify the reasons for this and discuss what can be done to help (mainly new) users to understand (a) what is needed from them to get the question reopened, if possible, or (b) why their question will probably never work here (and perhaps guide them to other places where they might find help).
Or perhaps you think that there is no problem at all (because closing 25% is OK, or because most of the questions we close are beyond help, or ...) - we can discuss that too. Unfortunately, I don't have data from other sites (but I could get them if needed).