I just voted to close the question I found a plant in my garden that I am unable to Identify as a duplicate of What is this plant with long sharp leaves? Is it a weed?, but it got me to thinking if this is the right thing for this site. Most of these questions use photos in place of a detailed description, and plants can change appearance radically during their life cycles. Even where there is a text description, different people may use different terms (e.g. "long sharp" and "long thin" for the leaves in the posts I linked to).
What is the best thing to do in these situations? Vote to close -- as I did here -- or something else?