Is there sufficient support for the creation of a new moderator action to set a question's state to "FROZEN" instead of "CLOSED" ?
The purpose of that action would be to suspend all contributions/edits on the questions except by the original author and any of the authorized moderators.
It is suggested that the action to freeze a question require the selection from a list of pre-defined options for freeze timeframe.
A suggested set of such values is 6 hours, 1 day, 3 days, 1 week, 3 weeks.
It is further suggested that by the end of the selected timeframe, the moderator should have provided specifics regarding what needs to be modified about a question before the "FROZEN" state can be restored to "OPEN".
If the original moderator has not been able to provide that feedback by the end of the selected timeframe, only then could other moderators step in to action the feedback for the next step in the interaction.
Lastly, with that moderator response, it is suggested that another timeframe be selected, for the original question submitter to complete the necessary modifications and trigger a request for review for possible reinstatement to "OPEN" status.
If upon this first review, the question is not deemed suitable, it is proposed that the submitter be eligible for a second "FROZEN" cycle, with new feedback on the latest submission.
If this second review again fails to meet the moderator requirements, only then is it suggested that a question be "CLOSED".
Naturally, this does not preclude the outright application of "CLOSED" status for questions that are completely out of line, but it is the hoped that the use of the "FROZEN" status would supplant the use of the "CLOSED" status for those questions where the issue is a matter of formulation to meet the intent of stated criteria for the discussion group.
Having questions that are either CLOSED or FROZEN would then facilitate the task of moderators, making it an auto-ignore for the CLOSED items, whereas the FROZEN items would not be ignored and would stand out from the "haystack".
Would such a proposal be considered reasonable?