I'm the guy who wrote the question referenced above. Sorry to have brought such a controversy to the site. Please note that this is a real question that came to me yesterday after getting frustrated trying to edit a simple video I shot with my DSLR.
Since you guys are making such a big deal of what I thought was a simple question, I thought I'd share the impression I get from my side.
It seems a small group of people here have taken it upon themselves to decide what is or is not a proper question for this SE site. I see you guys discuss it here on the meta site, and each time a one of "those" questions shows up the votes to close from these same people quickly start to pile up. The person who asked the question gets a "go to insert other SE site here" comment and that's the end of it. If I look at past closed questions in this site I see that almost every single time 4 out of the 5 votes to close came from the same people.
Now, in particular for my own question, the meta discussion referenced as "proof" that my question is off-topic got 13 votes on the best answer, which would consider the question off-topic. There are 7 votes on another answer that would consider my question on-topic (my vote would make it 8, by the way). For a community of 6,277 people don't you think 13 over 8 is an awfully small sample set to be able to tell what we as a community want or like to see on this site?
I'm a constructive person. I up-vote what is most relevant to me. I don't down-vote, and I don't ever vote to close. I think up-voting is enough to sort things up in a community oriented way. I think down-voting is rude, voting to close is even worse. I wish you guys were a little less quick to hit the close button and just stepped aside when you have nothing to contribute to a question, even if you believe it to be borderline on/off-topic. The question isn't going anywhere, let it be for a couple of days, and if the whole community decides to ignore it then you can act and do your thing.
As I side note, what I see is that closing a question does not really change things much. It just prevents answers from being added, but the question remains on the site, continues to show up in the list of questions, and more importantly it will continue to show up in search results. So how does that help the site? Why don't you guys migrate the questions you don't like here to the SE site that you consider appropriate? Please correct me if my analysis is wrong, I'm not an expert in the inner workings of SE.
My $0.02. I don't want to start a war or anything, just trying to be constructive with my criticism. I'm not mad or angry at anyone, and I will continue to contribute to Photo.SE no matter the outcome of this discussion or of what ends up happening to my question or other similar ones by others.
Happy 2012 to everyone!