Yes, I know this has been covered more or less before, but especially since it's January and I can foresee a fair amount of new questions from people who've decided to get in shape in the new year, I think something needs to be done about all the close votes.
I'm seeing lots of, justifiable, close votes for questions about nutrition (non-exercise related) and questions where answers are going to be opinion based. These just get closed, usually with a comment of "Sorry, this isn't asking about nutrition related to exercise".
While that's logically the correct response, it leave me cold. A lot of these questions are from people who want to improve their health and are genuinely lost about what to do, and we tell them "sorry, we can't help, you're not asking the question in the correct way".
Take questions like this. No, it's not exercise related, it's borderline asking medical advice and is arguably opinion based, so it should be closed. When I read it though, I just see someone worried and asking for help.
I answer questions that I shouldn't be answering, but I try and do so while pointing them to another forum through which they can seek help.
Because this site is all about questions and answers, here's my question, why do people who vote to close questions (and I'm sometimes guilty of this as well) only point out the issue with the way the question was asked and not try to help more? It doesn't take much effort to point someone towards something like reddit.com/r/fitness and wish them luck.