I have a popular question Best (non-illegal!) ways to inconvenience cold callers?
At the time of writing the question itself has 37 up-votes and a great deal of interest.
However there are 3 close-votes.
It won't take much for the question to be closed, but why? I though the whole philosophy of Stack Exchange was to respect the opinions of the majority of the community.
The power balance is totally skewed in favour of those who want to close. Of course once a question is closed, people can vote to re-open but why wait? Why can't we vote to keep open?
Allow keep open votes for use in counteracting close votes before the closure happens.