Today two of my questions were closed.
The first as subjective and the second as off-topic. First of all, in my humble opinion, there is nothing, what so ever, subjective or off topic in these questions. Both can be clearly answered and deal with both software and hardware (I'd be grateful if you could review the questions and tell what is your opinion). However that's not the issue.
From what I know, mostly from Stack Overflow, closing and opening questions is done by voting. If enough users would have told me that I had been wrong, I'd say sorry and align to my peers. But why are there users that can single handedly close questions as off-topic? There probably should be moderators that can close questions as offending. But isn't the decision, about which question is subjective, is too subjective by itself to be decided by a single user, even if he has zillion reputation?
Quoting from The Theory of Moderation:
Moderators are human exception handlers, there to deal with those (hopefully rare) exceptional conditions that should not normally happen, but when they do, they can bring your entire program to a screaming halt, if you don’t have proper exception handling in place.
Might my questions, even if they are subjective, bring SU to a screaming halt?
Update 1: After rereading the FAQ three more times, reading the answers here and visiting the gaming site, I totally agree that the second question is both off-topic and subjective.
Update 2: I feel that this discussion deviates from its original intention. I'll created a different question that asks about the "discussion" issue.