Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn't be worthwhile to allow questions that are borderline or seem trivial to stay open for a couple of weeks to see what answers come up. A boring question can sometimes yield a really interesting answer that fits the goal of StackExchange, which is to build a library of information in a field. If after two weeks the answers aren't any more valuable than the question that was asked, we can close it. If the answer is better than the question, we might even edit the question to "match" the answer in quality.
I am a librarian by trade, and the people who come into a library with questions are often not very good at asking for what they want or explaining why they need or want particular information. Our job is to be the experts and to find the most useful information we can (we also usually ask them a few questions to help define the scope, much as we try to do here when questions are vague).
One time a visitor to Stack Exchange was looking for the name of a style of makeup worn by a character in a cartoon. My initial thought was that I had never heard of a makeup style having a name. And I couldn't see the use in knowing it if it did have one. And plus, this was a cartoon makeup style - it might not even have an equivalent in reality. But I searched (on three separate occasions no less), until I found that it did indeed have a name (corpsepaint) and a small body of literature describing it. This is precisely the kind of information that belongs in a Movie & TV library - information that is not easy to find, that allows a user to understand a film or TV show better or to speak more intelligently about it because they understand the artist's vocabulary or choices.
Sadly, I think questioners are often too quick to accept an answer which has been based only on a search of imdb or wikipedia - if it is easy to find on existing databases, it is not a terribly valuable addition to our library, and sometimes it is not even right. In some cases, answers are only another user's guess at an answer, with no research at all. Once accepted, they become part of our library even though they are misleading or even wrong. Ideally, the user would have to wait two weeks before accepting an answer as best, to allow time for research to actually happen - but now I am dreaming (smile).