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I found a question in Meta Stack Overflow which was completely off-topic (The question was for Stack Overflow.). So I clicked on flag. But I could not find any option to tick it as off-topic. See this:

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Is it a bug or anything else ?

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closed as too localized by animuson, Toon Krijthe, jonsca, Pops, yhw42 Aug 25 '12 at 0:27

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It was probably deleted after you loaded the page, but before you loaded the flag menu. –  Mysticial Aug 24 '12 at 4:19
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Can you link to the question? –  animuson Aug 24 '12 at 4:19
    
Yes see this. For me it is Page Not Found. –  hims056 Aug 24 '12 at 4:20
    
It was closed and deleted by a moderator 14 hours ago. –  animuson Aug 24 '12 at 4:21
    
After I could not found off-topic option I tick other option. And wrote "It is off topic." And seeing my Flagging Summary it is helpful flag. –  hims056 Aug 24 '12 at 4:22
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It was deleted after you loaded the page, but before you loaded the flag menu.

This happens quite often for me. When another one of those off topic questions gets posted (usually by someone who's question banned) The close race begins.

Every once in a while, I manage to load the page while the question is still open. But before I can flag it, it gets mod-hammered and insta-deleted. When you load the flag menu, the close options are missing because the question is already closed/deleted.

When you refresh the page the question is already deleted, "This question was removed from Meta Stack Overflow for reasons of moderation."

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Oh yes. I realized the same when I refreshed the page. –  hims056 Aug 24 '12 at 4:27
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If the option you wanted to flag as is missing, your first reaction should be to close the dialog and refresh the page, as something has probably happened to the post since you loaded the page and decided to click that button. Don't just use the other field to explain your reason anyways. This just adds an unnecessary flag to the queue that needs to be reviewed.

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