I was just looking at this question, https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/77354/where-actually-did-they-spend-money And thinking that while it is very broad, could still have an answer.
I will point out that there is a person that needs help there, and that instead of getting a useful answer which they indeed could have got on this forum, then nobody is able to answer him because it is "on hold".
That is just one example, but it is the best one I could find.
IMO, people should either be able to vote to have a thread unheld, or they should not be held in the first place. While there are threads that are not 100% ontopic for this site, I will point out that they are still people who need advice, and I think it is mean not to give it to them especially when the question is ontopic in my above example even though it is broad.
They are people. They need help. So why is GameDev denying them that help that they require?
I obviously support the locking of questions that are terrible, badly written, badly thought-out, no time taken, etc.