Our mods are doing a great job keeping this site as good as it is. Most of the work they do is behind the scenes and goes unnoticed to most of us.
However, in the last 24 hours or so, I've noticed two questions have been closed by a moderator vote.
The power of these votes is such that, on their own, they can close a question. This is of course for good reason: questions that harm this site should be stopped as soon a possible.
However, in the two cases I've seen, the justification to close the question is debatable at best.
In the first case the question was closed as "Not suitable for this site". No additional explanation given to the new user (what's with our welcoming policy?!). By now, the question has been re-opened, after some rewording, but it took 24 hours. A comment from a second moderator after the question was re-opened, indicated that the original question was closed for "resource location". The question may not have been worded in the best way possible, but asking for the kind of technologies (not products) are in use for drone detection is definitely not resource location.
The seconds case was closed a "Needs more clarity". A user voted to close and suggested to the new OP how the question could be improved. Next thing, a moderator closes the question. There was no need to hurry here at all! The (new) user added information within a short time and now the question is perfectly clear. Unfortunately it can't be answered because it's closed now...
In my opinion, our community is active enough to close questions in reasonable time. Often people jump in to help the OP with improving the question before it is closed. In cases like the two described here, there is no added value of the god-hammer of the moderator. These are not cases of spam, name-calling or endless rants. These are simply cases that sort them selves out in a matter of time, without doing any harm to the site.
So please Mods, use your powers when needed, but let the community have its way when possible.
I know these mod-actions come from a good place. So again, thank you for all your dedication to this great website.