I would like to summarize the key takeaways from this meta thread here. I will be brief (as I am not an expert meta poster, see my meta profile if you need proof).
So here it goes:
If you vote to close a question then don't answer it even if you feel that the math involved is interesting and gives you a high.
Show patience while voting to close and if you ...
I agree with the following statement in KReiser's answer (italic mine):
Voting to close and writing an answer would then seem to be incompatible signals, and the combination makes reasonable people suspicious that you are just here to play the reputation game.
In this particular case (since the involved user has left a comment under OP, let us save ...
This is perhaps a little slanted towards the user who answered the question. Here goes:
I've been caught between a temptation to answer and a desire to close before, and I agree it can be an uncomfortable place to be! If only the asker had taken the time to write a better question, but alas, here you are, with a solution burning a hole in your pocket and a ...
I am promoting my comments to an answer, as this came up again in CURED again today.
My flowchart is as follows:
Is the question of sufficient quality to keep on the site?
Yes. Go to step 2.
No. If a question is of low-quality, then vote-to-close for lack of quality (e.g. vote one of "needs context", "unclear", "too broad", etc). If a question is not of ...
This (second) answer is specifically about the newly added paragraphe and the question mentioned there:
The question in its original form:
Find the second solution. First solution is 1/(1-x) .Solve by Frobenius Method
question is x(1-x)y''+2(1-2x)y'-2y=0 please give complete solution.The first soltion i am able to get is 1/(1-x) . Other solution is ...
You have a reasonable concern. Thank you for posting the question with a typical example.
In the (almost) daily list of questions-to-be-closed/deleted in the CURED (formerly abbreviated as CRUDE) chat room since early 2018, the initiator once said clearly in a public conversation that
I search for very short posts.
There are indeed ...
I think people here vote negative and to close the question if it is too difficult for them, I put here quality questions I admit they are difficult and people voted negative after I spent a good time writing them when people vote negative they must give a good reason. What is the point of the site if when you ask a question because the people are unable to ...
The question raises a valid point, but does so in a non-optimal way.
Can we please stop voting to close a question just because the question is short?
Yes, sure. Everyone agrees. Let's move on. Yet, wait. As discussed in comments there is an issue in any specific case. Was it really "just because"?
Actually, framing it as you did will invite others ...