I posted a question that was closed as too localized. It was originally worded to be relevant to everyone outside the US (It was phrased: how can I securely access a website that requires a us ip?).
Now, if I count correctly there are 6.5 billion people who are outside the US and only 300 million that are - which means my question is relevant to 95.5% of the world's population. How is that too localized? Or, never mind the fact that it may have had a country name in the question, why didn't someone just edit it out instead of voting to close the question?
I think that on big QAs like this (AND stackoverflow) the pack mentality is just too much and requiring only five close voted, which are just simple clicks of the button as opposed to someone who put thought into writing a question and wants it to be answered to the benefit of himself and all, is just plain wrong.
The bottom line is that I think closing questions is too easy and may give people a sense of power that causes them to judge too quickly, especially when it comes to large groups (herd behaviour).