I asked a word choice question recently, and it was closed within minutes for being "opinion-based". Fine, I suppose it is.
But there are over 11000 questions tagged for word choice, not even counting single-word requests and phrase requests and a gaggle of related tags. How are they not all opinion-based? It's the very nature of this kind of question. If opinion-based questions are not allowed, we should close everything tagged word-choice, phrase-request, single-word-requests, and many more.
Can anyone please explain the logic, because it seems pretty random. Run into a guy on a power trip and your question gets closed. Don't run into him, and it stays open.
Edit: Thanks for the explanation about why it was closed. Since I'm not a frequent contributor, I didn't correctly understand the purpose of the tag I used. Retagging or a kind comment to show met where I went wrong would have been better. In the event, it was closed, only then retagged, then the close reason was changed after my post here. None of that addresses the fact that welcoming communities use better ways to address these things.