When making a welcoming comment, one usually also points out anything that might need to be fixed in the question, the most common of which being a missing system tag. Most of the time I am confident enough to point these things out.
However, specifically pertaining to close votes, I am not sure if I should include them in the comment. Since my vote to close is only one of five needed to actually close a question, saying something like "This question seems to be opinion based" and "here's a list of forums you should check instead" may be a bit premature when it is just my own opinion.
To be more explicit about my worry in doing this: I know it is fine to add a comment explaining why you voted to close but I feel that welcoming comments in particular may look more "official" to a newcomer thus taking whatever is written in such a comment more seriously.
An example of what I am worried may happen. Suppose the following comments happen:
- PersonA: welcome to the site, take tour, etc. This question seems to be opinion based please check this and that or make this fix.
- PersonB: @PersonA nah the question is fine because < reasons >
A new user may believe PersonA more and think that PersonB is just a "random internet guy", specifically because PersonA included a pretty welcoming message.
How should I handle this?