I came across close votes for What is the name of this thing in English? due to the question being unclear and it bothered me for a couple of reasons:
- The asker was brand new to the site (signed up today)
- There was no comment offering any guidance on how to make the question clearer
- I and at least one other person was able to understand that the asker was looking for "Rube Goldberg Machine", so it really wasn't unclear what they were asking.
I would like to encourage folks to hesitate before closing questions from brand new users on the same day they're asked unless they are extremely low quality. In my opinion, some effort should be made in the comments before voting to close the questions because it's really unwelcoming to slap them with a close vote that has canned wording on the first question they ask.
I know that my reaction to a similar circumstance was to delete my answer and my account on the SE that welcomed my first answer that way and I never went back. It wasn't a "rage quit"; it was simply a decision that I didn't want to spend my time there if that's what the community was like. We're still in beta and even though we've been there a long time and our stats are pretty good, I think it's in the site's best interest to be welcoming to new users.