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Until recently, when you selected "close" on a question, the menu of options that was presented looked a lot like the one being described here (if my memory serves me right).

Today I wanted to vote to close a question that lacked the "demonstrate minimal understanding, show code" criterion (#2 and #3 in above link). It seems that the options were changed.

When did they get changed, and why?

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marked as duplicate by Richard Tingle, Martijn Pieters, Frédéric Hamidi, Servy, Mołot Jan 15 '14 at 15:39

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Often such questions are "too broad" or "unclear", those that aren't are now on topic. While I would have liked more community involvement before this decision was taken I can get behind that as long as "too broad" is enforced strictly – Richard Tingle Jan 15 '14 at 15:40

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