We have 8 categories as off-topic under "Why should this question be closed?" I have listed them in order of easiness in deciding whether to close-vote or not:
(1) Proofreading question, (2) Lack of research, (3) Duplicate, (4) Primarily opinion-based, (5) Unclear (6) Too broad (7) Better suited on English Language and Learners, (8) Choosing an ideal word or phrase should have context
Your opinion might be different from mine and that is not an important issue.
The issue I want to raise here is about category No. (8).
What is the single word for “make something slow”? This question was asked 5 hours ago with 472 views and 6 upvotes. I see two problems with this question.
There is no context in violation of this guideline: Questions on choosing an ideal word or phrase must include information on how it will be used in order to be answered.
It is close to a general reference question. I firmly believe the word the Original Poster is looking for is readily searchable using their own native language to English dictionary, e.g., by typing slow (down) speed or make something slow into either their language website or dictionary.
I wonder why there has been no single close-vote for this question. Nowadays, I don't cast the first close-vote unless the question is blatantly off-topic for proof-reading.
Is there any reason why this question remains open without any single close-vote?
It took approximately 23 hours for this question to be closed. 989 views with 3 upvotes. Phrase for doing something unexpectedly fast.
Another typical Single Word Request question without context. It is not even clear: what is the general word for a “language-changing” process?