In the good old days I could close as not a real question and move on.
Now I get the pleasure of writing a detailed reason it's off topic.
See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17472712/actually-a-serious-about-the-programming-languages-which-i-cant-find-an-answer?noredirect=1#comment25391204_17472712 (not actually a serious question about programming languages).
Obviously I flagged the question but I would also like to do my civic duty and close the question ASAP. Right now the question is at -12 downvotes, and only has one close vote, mine. This seems to be an unintended change in workflow/design from pre-close-overhaul, when questions like this would be closed aggressively, in addition to flagging and soon deleting.
I think this question stayed open longer than it would have pre-close overhaul. Yes, we flagged aggressively and partly due to meta attention the question was deleted aggressively enough, but I would have expected a question at -13 votes, especially one that is spam or offensive, to be closed more aggressively.
For some odd reason I actually bothered to explain all of this to the OP. #bestpractice