I refer to Is this “ever” grammatical here?, which was unilaterally closed by a mod 7 minutes after posting.
The [current] question text is quite short. Since it may later be edited such that users with lower rep can't see exactly the situation when it was put on hold (as Unclear), I'll reproduce it here...
I repented ever doing this all by myself.
What is this ever?
Is this ever grammatical here?
I don't really want to get too bogged down in the matter of whether or not the question truly is "Unclear" (personally I don't think so, but obviously there's room for debate on that).
My concern is that in this particular case I can see that the OP there (quite obviously an established user) asked the question an hour ago as I write, but hasn't (again, as I write) been seen on the site since 4 minutes after posting it. As of right now, he knows nothing of what's happened to the question.
I have a general feeling that mods should leave it to the community to close questions wherever possible, particularly when the justification for closure might not be clear-cut, and little time has elapsed.
Question: Is my position on this issue justified? Is this a case of "over-moderation"?
EDIT: The original OP has since closed the question. But (particularly noting @Esoteric Screen Name's re-open vote) I've taken it upon myself to edit the question to provide a couple of cited usages, and to focus more specifically on what I feel may be the semantic issues raised by the usage which could be confusing to learners. Obviously I have also voted to re-open.