We would gladly close our questions if it allowed us to do so without awarding a best answer. Depending on the nature of the question, there might not be a best answer. For example, questions that ask if you heard of something (a company, movie, ect) or questions that ask you to state your view on something. Those types of questions have no right or wrong answer so no one's opinion is better or worse than anyone else's.
Also, sometimes I post questions and all the answers I get aren't helpful or are down right sarcastic. I'm not going to close a question and award someone 10 points if they don't deserve those 10 points.
If you force people to close questions, I can guarantee you there will be a lot less women posting in Answers.
at 3:33 PM on Aug. 24, 2010