Even though every once in a while it comes up on meta that people are closing questions as proofreading while they're not proofreading I still often see proofreading close votes on questions which are clearly "limited to an area of concern", hence per definition, on-topic in that regard.
This, off the top of my head, can have a couple of reasons:
- People want a policy change, and that's subtly indicated by them not complying with the old policy.
- People non-deliberately or deliberately ignore the clause mentioned in the close reason, which would mean it needs a different wording that emphasizes questions limited to an area of concern are not proofreading.
- The close reason is interpreted wrongly, and there's need for some education.
- People desperately like to close some questions for whatever reason, perhaps a habit that has leaked from ELU.
So, what's going on here and how can we stop it? Or am I the one in the wrong thinking that the question I linked in the footnote below isn't proofreading?
I meant to write this for quite a while now, and this question was the final spark. That whether it merits closure or not is not of concern here, but the proofreading close vote is.