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Can we please remove the too localized reason from meta?

Related: Change the text of "too localized" in the meta close reasons

It seems that mostly everything on meta is related to one time or another and can technically beclosed as localed (along with this question as well)

For example: This recent MSO question be closed as localized? It is referring to a specific dat "May 14th" but it is also referring to the Community User at large, and trying to understand how that works.

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Generally when I vote to close things as too localized here on Meta, it's for things that really never were a problem in the first place. This applies to retag requests in which there was nothing to retag or so few things to retag that it didn't deserve a question, or for browser-specific bug reports that turn out to be total junk. The close reason is still valid and applicable to questions. –  animuson Dec 18 '12 at 20:34
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It's been a while since we've had a "my question got closed, so let's change the whole close feature" post. I don't know if we've ever had one as a reaction to a meta post, actually –  Michael Mrozek Dec 18 '12 at 20:48
    
@MichaelMrozek baaah I was thirsty.... and my head hurts.... –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 18 '12 at 20:49
    
Adding to what @animuson already said, I vote to close as "too localized" questions that are inane, and mostly serve to push other, more helpful questions out of the way. –  Yannis Dec 18 '12 at 20:49
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@Yannis even when one is curious about the runnings of the Stack Exchange? (to be specific on my question) –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 18 '12 at 20:50
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@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA Meta's primary function are to help people understand the platform and culture of the main site, and discuss policy. The company's internal workings may be interesting, but so are a ton of other things, curiosity alone isn't exactly a great reason to post on Meta. A lot of SE employees are active in various chat rooms, why not ask them such questions in chat? –  Yannis Dec 18 '12 at 20:52
    
@Yannis if someone else has the same Q, should they also bother the devs again? –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 18 '12 at 20:53
    
First "too localized" close vote is in already... (not me). –  ben is uǝq backwards Dec 18 '12 at 20:54
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@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA My personal opinion is that they shouldn't, they should realize that their question is inane, and find something a bit more productive to do with their time. But if they can't help themselves and must ask, then chat would be preferable. –  Yannis Dec 18 '12 at 20:56
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@Neal, the question you link to in your edit arguably looks more interesting than a request for information about some of the staff's job positions, but maybe it's just me. –  Frédéric Hamidi Dec 18 '12 at 21:03
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Ah, but to me there is a big difference between questions about the SE network and questions about the people that run the network. –  Frédéric Hamidi Dec 18 '12 at 21:06
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@FrédéricHamidi: What color toothpaste does Nick Craver use? ;-) –  Manishearth Dec 18 '12 at 21:53
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@Manishearth, for a while I considered including such a contrived example in my last comment. My personal pick was Why has Yannis Rizos's avatar been pitch black for a few weeks now? ;) –  Frédéric Hamidi Dec 18 '12 at 21:54
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@FrédéricHamidi: Contrived? How dare you! I genuinely want to know what color toothpaste is best for devs! –  Manishearth Dec 18 '12 at 22:01
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@FrédéricHamidi Don't forget: I moderate Programmers ;P –  Yannis Dec 18 '12 at 22:43

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I didn't close it, but if I could, it would probably be as NC. I agree completely with Yannis:

I vote to close as "too localized" questions that are inane, and mostly serve to push other, more helpful questions out of the way.

See, meta allows fun. Fun isn't off topic. BUT, fun takes away attention from other posts, which isn't too good. We don't have a standard close reason for it, but I personally feel that fun posts should be kept for a while (let everyone have their "fun"), and then closed. This sounds suspiciously similar to "too localized" posts -- they are applicable for a short time, and don't really need to stick around long-term, which is why they're closed.

Remind yourself the of the primary purpose of meta, and move on. The post got answered to the fullest extent. You had your fun, no need to whine about it.

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Did RobertHarvey really just historical lock my question!? –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 18 '12 at 21:45
    
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA: Looks like it... So? –  Manishearth Dec 18 '12 at 21:45
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That is not what that lock is for. –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 18 '12 at 21:46
    
Heh, nice, I get to upvote myself! –  Yannis Dec 18 '12 at 21:47
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@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA Fully agree with you on this one, the question should be deleted, not locked. –  Yannis Dec 18 '12 at 21:48
    
@Yannis well no it should not be deleted. –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 18 '12 at 21:48
    
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA: The question is actually deletable (IMO). He's locked it because of this meta post referring to it. –  Manishearth Dec 18 '12 at 21:50
    
@Manishearth lol that never stops anyone from deleting anything. Then only the 10K users can see it. –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 18 '12 at 21:50
    
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA: Well, generally the 10k only links you see on meta are from posts which were deleted ages before the post referring to them was born. –  Manishearth Dec 18 '12 at 21:54

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