We have a lot of questions (often several per day) which are too vague to answer. These are the ones I see in the last 24 hours:
- http://travel.stackexchange.com/q/31639/444Cross Border Canada with B1/B2 Visa
- http://travel.stackexchange.com/q/31604/444Transit visa for travel to US from India via Frankfurt and Zurich
They aren't necissarily bad questions, but they are missing vital information--often just the citizenship of the OP, which is necessary for answering many visa-related questions.
In every one of these cases, someone asked the OP to provide the necessary information, but left the question open. In this casethis case I find it particularly amusing... 11 people have up-voted the comment asking for clarification, yet not a single person (until me) voted to close the question as "Unclear what you're asking."
I'm appealing to all of you to please vote to close these questions! I know we don't want to be hard on new users, but putting a question on hold is anything but a death sentence. What it does is prevents our site from being filled up with opened, but unanswerable questions!
When a question is unanswerable, a comment is good, but always vote to close immediately, as well!
If you don't have the reputation to vote yet, you can always flag a question for moderator attention as well!