I notice that many people here are brand-new to SE sites. They are asking thoughtful questions, but oftentimes those questions get closed solely because they are inappropriate to an SE site, or to SE.Drones. (How important is the plastic coating around a coax? is my favorite go-to example right now).
Voting to close and/or down-voting are important and unavoidable, but there's a certain unintended sting associated with seeing that your question isn't appreciated in the context you intended. It would be great to lessen that sting and instead channel the energy into productive ways.
I feel like the relative quantity of newcomers here fundamentally changes the equation and so techniques from other SE sites might not carry over well.
Advice for how to close something gently, but efficiently?