There are a lot of questions posted which ask about what mainstream physics says about something, but imply that the OP has a completely different opinion. For example:
- https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/278393/lets-get-back-to-the-ether-what-is-it. The OP has some theory about the ether, as shown in their answers on other questions, and wants to get opinions "before giving my own."
- https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/277873/does-this-observation-in-a-probabilistic-experiment-indicate-presence-of-a-balan. This question (v1) asks if some experimental data is a "coincidence". The OP has already published a paper claiming that it is not a coincidence and is evidence for a non-mainstream modification of quantum mechanics.
- In Einstein's "relativity of simultaneity" thought experiment, would not the passenger on the train see a dimmer signal? In this question (v1), OP asked if I "admit" that special relativity says something happens in a thought experiment. 10 comments later, OP triumphantly reveals that an extension to this thought experiment is supposed to disprove special relativity (it does not).
- What exactly is a photon? The OP already has extremely strong and non-mainstream opinions on what a photon is.
- https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/279189/prove-that-classical-physics-gives-the-wrong-answer The OP is "issuing a challenge" to the community, to basically prove that quantum mechanics works. They've already written an article saying that quantum mechanics doesn't work.
I don't like answering any of these questions, because they feel fundamentally unproductive. The OP is just using the question as a soapbox for promoting their own opinion, or as an opening to argue with people posting answers. They can't learn anything from the answers because they already have their own. And half the time the OP drags answerers in long and unproductive debates in the comments.
However, there's no close reason that directly addresses this kind of question. I believe all of these questions should be closed, but all close reasons above are incorrect. For example, one might try to close as 'non mainstream' or 'opinion based', but neither of those are true. The actual questions have clear, non-opinion-based, mainstream answers.
Sometimes, people try to use the 'unclear what you're asking' close reason, because this is also incorrect, because there is a well-defined question in each of these. I think people use this reason because it looks like OP really has another, completely different question (e.g. "is my theory correct") in mind, but this takes some reading between the lines.
How should these types of questions be handled?