As far as I can tell, most close votes in the elementaryOS SE are for questions describing issues or missing features, which are voted for closure as off-topic.
I think it's telling and concerning that it happens so often for us to shut the door on the face of users who are seeking a solution to their problem, by redirecting them to an issue tracking platform (Launchpad) which is neither very beginner-friendly, nor likely to result in a solution in a short time-frame. This is a terrible user experience for those who come into this SE site with good intentions, and is detrimental to the long-term health and growth of this platform.
I have two proposals to address this:
We could allow such questions (i.e. not close them), and add a link to the bug reporting guide in a comment. This would allow answers to provide workarounds, third-party apps that solve the problem, etc. (which, given the current maturity status of the project, let's face it, are quite frequently necessary).
If we decide that those are not acceptable answers (which I don't think they are, but I'll defer to the community's decision), we could still close the questions as off-topic, but the closure message should mention both launchpad and community forums (IRC, reddit, etc.) where such answers and workarounds are allowed. This would provide the asker with at least a constructive path to attempt to get their problem solved in the short term (which, we must admit, is more important to users than the fix being part of elementary itself).