Yesterday this question was asked: Finding solutions to $2^x+17=y^2$, then it was closed and finally it was reopened. My concern is about if every question showing no effort or lacking of context should be closed. I mean, there are differences between the question above and other questions when the OP says something like: "help me plz [link to his/her question]".
This question reminds me of this one: Prüfer domains are Arithmetical rings which first was closed and then reopened. I find similarities in both questions not only for their "history", but also in the sense that both are not homework-like questions or copy/paste from textbooks, but rather questions that are possible that OP to have no clue at all when solving them. In my opinion I think that users who are able to cast close votes (I'm including myself) should think if every question without context and "showing no efforts" deserves to be closed.
EDIT: I feel I should include this question too: Why can't the quadratic formula be simplified? because it falls in the category of questions that are debatable to be closed and certainly there was a debate about it. Just to be totally clear, I think that is perfectly fine to downvote/close questions that are like the example that I wrote: "help me plz [link to his/her question] (wrong tag included)", but these other questions as I said show some effort made by the OP. Sure, there are things to improve, but there is clearly a difference between those questions and some others that are definitely of very low quality. That's my main doubt/concern.
About what @Toby Mack wrote in his answer:
1) While I agree that the community has made some consensus, I disagree about that "make it harder for the answerer to answer to the question for the OP's level". I've seen a lot of questions where the answerer doesn't care at all about if the OP is going to understand his/her answer and this led to another debate... which we won't discuss here.
2) Nothing to discuss here.
3) In my last example the OP wrote this: "I am currently taking Algebra 1 (the school year's almost over 😀), and we just learned the quadratic formula, another method to solve quadratic equations:". Even when in this case clearly the OP showed the context about his/her question (which implicitly show his/her mathematical background), there are currently 4 votes to close it. Why?
4) I understand that there is an stereotype about users with low reputation, but when reviewing a question I think we should let those things apart. For example, I doubt any user will consider the questions above as "spam".
P.S. 1. I'm not pretending to point out anyone in particular, but rather encouraging a debate to clarify when is right to vote to close a question.
P.S. 2. Some user told me to leave this debate, because in the past in has been debated, however I wasn't active in the past, so I think I have right to "reopen" this debate in order to make better this site.