I recently stumbled upon an
on hold question. The verbiage is a bit... awkward:
on hold as off-topic by Al Everett, Mysticial, Doorknob, Sha Wiz Dow Ard, Josh Caswell 18 mins ago
This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:
- "Programming questions are off-topic on Meta Stack Overflow. Please refer to how to ask on Stack Overflow. See also: Why are questions no longer being accepted from my account?" – Al Everett, Mysticial, Doorknob, Sha Wiz Dow Ard, Josh Caswell
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question or leave a comment.
I would like to see the first sentence changed to something like this:
This question has been put on hold; it is considered off-topic by Al Everett, Mysticial, Doorknob, Sha Wiz Dow Ard, Josh Caswell 18 mins ago
- It seems more personal
- it uses the passive voice to not incite anger
- It makes sense grammatically
- It gets rid of the "On Hold as Off" verbiage, which I've tripped over every time I read it. It's not easy on the brain to see opposites so close to each other
I realize this feature request takes a little more work than an in place drop-in, since
on hold changes to
closed; but I hope you'll at least think about it.
Suggestions on how to improve the close paragraph following a question are welcome.