I quite often encounter questions with at least one vote to close (VTC), but no comment or down vote. This means the OP doesn't know there is anything wrong with the question.

Would it be possible for the first VTC* to post a community comment with the selected vote to close reason. Allowing the OP to be notified there is a VTC?

*I think there would be a benefit to having this happen for first time askers, even if the user has the View Close Votes privilege, which is gained at 250 rep.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I think you've assumed the OP can't see the post is gathering close votes. I recall closing some of my very old SO posts, where I still don't have VTC privileges, and the VTC reason would attribute the close to Community. If this is the case, do you think your desire for a comment on VTC to go? \$\endgroup\$
    – Peilonrayz Mod
    Jan 27, 2022 at 18:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ This is for OPs that a very early in the CR cycle and don't have enough rep to see close votes yet. We can't force users to leave a comment if they are the first one to VTC, which is what I would prefer. I think the community answer should cite the proper topic in help and perhaps whatever Meta questions apply. \$\endgroup\$
    – pacmaninbw Mod
    Jan 27, 2022 at 18:25
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    \$\begingroup\$ Ah sorry, you get the View Close Votes privilege at 250 rep. Is your suggestion only for users with <250 rep? \$\endgroup\$
    – Peilonrayz Mod
    Jan 27, 2022 at 19:44
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    \$\begingroup\$ This has been asked on the main meta before, see for example meta.stackexchange.com/q/191213/196432. \$\endgroup\$
    – Martin R
    Jan 28, 2022 at 20:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Peilonrayz I'd say it was primarily for first time questions, that or 250 points for the OP could be a qualifier. \$\endgroup\$
    – pacmaninbw Mod
    Feb 28, 2022 at 15:52