We have a lot of off-topic questions. Considering that within almost a year and a half, I've 881 close votes and this doesn't count the duplicates that I've found and for that I can not cast a close vote.
After this recent question What type of encryption is this? [closed] I've noticed that before the consensus or the moderator can close a question some people can provide an answer and the answer can stay there as long as if the OP doesn't delete ( and that has some rules Why and how are some questions deleted?.
As we know, a closed question is automatically deleted some after time if there is no answer to this question otherwise that will stay there.
It is possible to cast a delete question vote before 48 hours. The number of active people who have the delete cast vote may not be enough for our community. Also the number of votes a bit problematic with the upvotes.
So my suggestions
- Regardless of the answers, delete the off-topic questions if a flag is raised by a user.
- Delete or ask to delete the answers so that the closed question will be deleted by the system.