I asked a question that boils down to a single word request. The question got 7 upvotes, the answer got 14, but it also has 3 close votes, so it seems to have gotten a very positive and very negative community response at the same time, so its hard to tell if this type of question appropriate for the site or not?
The voting interface indicates that the three close votes were for the following reason:
Please include the research you’ve done, or consider if your question suits our English Language Learners site better. Questions that can be answered using commonly-available references are off-topic.
Presumably, then, people are close-voting mainly because you didn't use Google to try to find the answer to your question (or didn't tell us that you did).
To me, this kind of thing seems a bit pointless (as Google is not a commonly available "reference" anyway, and the question doesn't seem likely to be easily answered by an actual reference work like a dictionary) but people with voting privileges can decide that a question isn't interesting to them, or that they feel the asker hasn't shown enough effort, and vote to close it pretty much for that reason.
I wouldn't worry about it in a case like this, because as Mari-Lou A said the question has also received votes to leave it open in the close votes review queue, it seems like you've got the answer that you wanted, and it seems a fair amount of other people found the Q&A useful (based on the scores).
If you want to reduce the chances of getting close votes like this on future questions, just put in some sentence about the research you have done on your own to try to find the answer to your question.
Also, for single word requests, an example sentence can sometimes be useful, and it also reduces the chance of your question getting closed with the following reason:
Questions on choosing an ideal word or phrase must include information on how it will be used in order to be answered. For help writing a good word or phrase request, see: About single word requests
If you think your question is really unlikely to be interesting for native speakers (which evidently didn't turn out to be the case this time: I doubt all of the upvotes are from non-native speakers) consider asking it on ELL instead.
I am not a big fan of single word requests in general (it's one of the tags I ignore and hide) but I don't see anything particularly inappropriate about your question.
To address the question posed in the title:
Single word requests are bad.