Is there a good reason to be actively closing tool-recommendation questions in main while the issue's being discussed here in meta? I imagine there might be good reasons: will some high-rep and long-time members who have seen the comings-and-goings explain a little?
As it stands it seems that closing now may create extra work, if a new policy is implemented specifically allowing tool-rec questions. Proponents of tool-rec allowance would then want to go find the closed ones and re-open. Waiting a few days to start purging tool-rec questions seems--to me--not harmful.
(And perhaps this isn't someone's active efforts--it just so happens that this day, singular among all the days I've had access to the review queue, all of the close votes were for tool-rec questions.)