Seed questions are questions about hypothetical situations. Any user may post them, and they often receive really great answers and increase the value of this site -- that is the purpose of seed questions.
There has been an increase in seed questions lately. Sadly, not all of them are really great, but we lack an agreed measurement to sort them into "good" and "bad" seed questions.
- Some of them are extremely obvious, but that's not a bad thing in itself because they may still be good.
- Some of them are extremely poor and do get closed eventually, but usually that is preceded by some moderator evaluations on a case-by-case basis.
- Some are mediocre and these are the annoying ones because it's usually obvious that they are seed questions, but not so obvious that they are poor ones. Larger SE sites have enough users that vote to close and things happen automagically, but Parenting.SE is not that big yet so we moderators do that manually. And we don't want to do that, especially not if the closing reason is subjective.
I would like to have a meta post that I can point to and say, See, this is why I am closing this half-assed seed question.
So: When is a seed question bad enough to be closed?