I have been looking at the Closed sign several time recently. Once I posed a firstly erroneous, later edited, but in any case relatively vague question, that I believe was close probably for being broad.
The other time I was i) able to answer a closed question, ii) and I seem to have received quite a few reputations nevertheless.
This forum seems to be very rule-laden. My reflections is that there might be a possibility to discuss issues rather than just asking questions and receiving answers, although I don't dispute the value of the latter.