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First thing, I read this thread to confirm my belief that developer-centric questions are off topic.

I saw this question which is not a specific programming question, and as per my understanding, should be off topic on stackoverflow.

So, I tried to vote this question, but stopped midway because I got confused when choosing a specific vote close reason.

  1. duplicate of - not applicable
  2. unclear what you're asking - not applicable, question is perfectly clear
  3. too broad - not applicable
  4. primarly opinion based - not applicable
  5. off topic because - Surely, but what is the reason

    • Questions about general computing hardware and software are off-topic for Stack Overflow unless they directly involve tools used primarily for programming. You may be able to get help on Super User.

      No this is not a super user question.

    • Questions concerning problems with code you've written must describe the specific problem and include valid code to reproduce it. See SSCCE.org for guidance.

      Not Applicable.

    • Questions asking for code must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Include attempted solutions, why they didn't work, and the expected results. See also: Stack Overflow question checklist.

      Not applicable.

    • Questions on professional server, networking, or related infrastructure administration are off-topic for Stack Overflow unless they directly involve programming or programming tools. You may be able to get help on Server Fault.

      This tells about server fault kind of questions, right? Not sure about this one

    • Questions asking us to recommend or find a tool, library or favorite off-site resource are off-topic for Stack Overflow as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam. Instead, describe the problem and what has been done so far to solve it.

      Not applicable.

    • This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network

      Not applicable, none of the site listed will take this question.

    • Other (add a comment explaining what is wrong)

      Does choosing this reason, takes it directly to moderators? I kind of remember reading like that somewhere.

Which is the proper methods to close questions like the one I mentioned above?

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maybe something with the custom closing reason: "not programming related; it's about application distribution" –  Old Checkmark Aug 1 '13 at 6:59
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Custom flags go direct to mods; custom close reasons (what you've got here) are just normal close votes. –  michaelb958 Aug 1 '13 at 7:15
    
@michaelb958 thanks. I got it wrong then. –  Krishnabhadra Aug 5 '13 at 5:55

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Why have you made the assumption that it should be closed? If the question was retitled to be How can I restrict which regions can download my app from the store?, would you consider that on topic?

You will get questions that are borderline, and I would consider this one of them. It's not too localized (which isn't a valid close reason anymore) as other people are likely to want to know the answer. It's about packaging and distribution of the app, so it's not really off topic.

A good rule of thumb is: if you're not sure, don't touch it. There is a whole community out there, if you can't make up your mind then let them decide.

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A good rule of thumb is: if you're not sure, don't touch it - I know that, Thats why I didn't close vote because I got confused, and the question still there with 0 down votes and 0 close votes. But I will have to know what I should do if I get a similar question in future. –  Krishnabhadra Aug 1 '13 at 11:32
    
It's about packaging and distribution of the app, so it's not really off topic Disagree with you that though, I can understand how packaging of an app can be on topic, but distribution is out of the perimeter of stackoverflow. And this question is only about distribution. –  Krishnabhadra Aug 1 '13 at 11:35
    
If the question was retitled to be How can I restrict which regions can download my app from the store?, would you consider that on topic? - NO, as per my understanding of stackoverflow rules on questions –  Krishnabhadra Aug 1 '13 at 11:38
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@Krishnabhadra Like I said, it's a borderline question. You could always type a custom close reason and maybe the rest of the community will agree with you, if they don't then your close vote will eventually expire. –  slugster Aug 1 '13 at 12:05
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The question is closed now with a custom closing reason. And the custom close reason is

This question appears to be off-topic because it is about App store usage, which have been deemed off topic on StackOverflow

which is specific to the question and easy to understand. I checked back on the question today to see it already has 4 close votes. I added the 5th vote.

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