Question 515115, "What does this light shaped like a cylinder mean?", was closed by a moderator as off-topic on the grounds that it is a visual identification question.
However, I have several concerns about this closure:
- The item to be identified is not a piece of hardware or a port, but an icon for an indicator light.
- The indicator light in question is commonly found on many PCs, and the cylinder symbol has a nonobvious meaning.
- There's a pretty substantial number of people coming from Google with this question, which may justify action other than closing it. As of this writing, it has more than 50,000 views.
- The close reason seems very misleading to me. The question is clearly about computer hardware but is closed as off-topic, with only a comment from a moderator which does not cite the relevant Meta post. Indeed, another Meta post from a different moderator suggests that certain types of identification questions, such as those involving connectors, should not be closed.
As such, this question looks quite different from a typical "guessing game" question. Should this question be reopened, closed with a different reason, and/or historically locked, and what other options are available?