Just recently, this question was posted. Here's the body of the question:
Write a function called highlight() that prompts the user for a string. Your code should ensure that the string is all lower case. Next, prompt the user for a smaller 'substring' of one or more characters. Then replace every occurrence of the substring in the first string with an upper case. Finally, report to the user how many changes were made (i.e., how many occurrences of the substring there were).
What would a script for this be?
This is basically a "do my homework for me" style question. In the past, I would have voted to close this question for lacking minimal understanding and moved on. However, it looks like this close reason was removed, and I'm having difficulty figuring out which alternative to use (if at all).
Here were some of the close reasons I was considering, and ultimately decided against since they didn't seem to precisely match:
I sort of doubt there exists a precise duplicate of this question -- the question is a fairly specific request for some code. I could maybe link to a duplicate question that answers a part of the original (for example, checking if the string is lowercase), but it wouldn't answer every aspect of the problem.
Problem that can't be reproduced/typographical error
This sort of matches, since it asks the user to produce a SSCCEE, but doesn't really match since there isn't even a problem to begin with (and closing a question because I couldn't "reproduce" a non-existent problem feels a bit silly to me)
Unclear what you're asking
It's pretty obvious what the user is asking -- I could produce a 5 line script in about 20 seconds that precisely matches his spec.
The text for "Too broad" states that "There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format". This doesn't apply to this question -- once again, the answer I could give would be fairly short and would closely resemble solutions other people would give.
So, what should I do here? Am I misunderstanding how the close reasons should now be used? Should I use the "other" close reason and explain that the OP should have put in more effort? Should I simply downvote, perhaps leave a comment, and move on? Or is the new policy to embrace these kinds of questions and just post an answer?