Yes, I get the other reasons for closing questions, but
too localized because a question might only effect a small area of people?
Personally, I see any question deserves to have an answer if it is well formatted and shows the other developers viewing the question that the asker has actually attempted research and troubleshooting steps.
So what if it may only fall under a small category of developers.. They have resorted to Stack Overflow to resolve an issue which they are encountering to just get shot down by the moderation/community because they see it as not to bring any beneficial reasons to the Stack Overflow archive.
To be clear, I am not posting this because I have recently posted a question which has been closed for this reason. I'm posting here today to find out why this happens; why people see a question as "too localized".
After reading a few other questions regarding this, it still points out the main reason of the lack of information on why a question may be closed. For example:
I can provide one of my own questions that WAS too localized on SO; I had asked a question about how CakePHP treated logging, but I was using a very old version of CakePHP therefor it was quite unlikely others would be having the same problem with the same exact version of the framework I was working on.
which was posted on this question (comment):
This reason for a closure, for example, is something I do not see fit for being localized as many development companies still use older versions of MVC frameworks and general frameworks of some languages due to the legacy nature. E.G:
For a while they used a current revision at the time, but due to the amount of software that was shipped out in perfect working order, which posed no problem at the time and is still working as expected, the development team might see it as an unfit thing to roll them out to the latest version for the reason - If it's not broken don't fix it
There should be some more closure reasons, to be more exact with the reason the question is closed. For example, the xyz type questions, which answer themselves. Why not have a notice for
This question has been closed due to the question specifically answering itself, or the OP has stated the steps to the solution within the content of the question?
Possibly not that exact piece of text, but something along those variations?
I guess this could fall under a feature request for the SO Community. If necessary, the moderation/administration team could view this question and deem it fit for a feature, but this main purpose is for a clarification of this exact closure notice