Since this post outlining component identification guidelines, I keep spotting identification questions being closed for no visible reason or for superficial reasons like a missing
Speaker input connector got closed as recommendation question because the author mentioned they wanted to buy similar connectors at Digikey. However, the question asked (What are these plugs called?) is obviously an identification question: the OP didn't ask to search Digikey for them, only which name to search for. The question is missing the
identification tag, however, the OP was not told they had to include it.
please help me identify this component (now deleted (screenshot)) was closed as a repair question, even though the OP already found the (suspected) point of failure and were asking to identify the component they wanted to replace. Again, it misses the tag and the OP didn't type out the text on the part, but I don't see how a newcomer could guess it was required if nobody tells them.
I think this is an Op Amp (BIM-79Z2) how can I find datasheet? was deleted by the OP (screenshot), arguably because it was poorly received (4 close votes at the moment of deletion, condescending comments, downvote). The original question was asking to identify several components, however it kept getting close votes even after I edited the question to limit it to the component mentioned in the title.
To sum it up, I don't think it's a sane approach to expect that newcomers will follow the rules without even telling them what the rules are. People who disagree with the value of identification questions to the site are welcome to discuss it on meta, NOT to take it out on random users posting actual questions.
Or did I overlook something which warrants closing and deleting those questions?