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I know a few close reasons have been merged, but no longer relevant was useful, and now it's not here anymore.

What should be use in its place?

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Here's an example I wanted to use it: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/38707 – juanformoso Feb 8 '10 at 15:20
A post-it on your monitor to hide it. That way as it moves down the page, you can keep it from view. – random Feb 8 '10 at 15:21
Or get five other people to flag it as spam and it'll be distappeareded! – random Feb 8 '10 at 15:22
related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/38676/… – fretje Feb 8 '10 at 15:30
Here's a question for 'no longer relevant': stackoverflow.com/questions/2234032/… - I've used 'too localized' as a poor surrogate. – Jonathan Leffler Feb 10 '10 at 3:41

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I'd say too localized:

This question would only be relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet.

Emphasis mine. Whoa man I can see through time.

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Yep. The list of close reasons was getting too lengthy, and there's little reason to break it out into more fine detail as to why it's too localized. – Adam Davis Feb 8 '10 at 15:30

Here we have another example of "no longer relevant": this question on SU.

The problem "solved itself", no accepted answer, nothing. It's a typical case of a "situation" which is no longer relevant. "Too localized" would be weird for that kind, really.

And yes, closing such questions has a point, because if someone comes with a similar problem, this existing question won't be of any use for him, and yet will be a living "duplicate".

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The user should be prompted to answer their own question and then accept that answer. – ChrisF Feb 16 '10 at 14:26
It solved itself automagically, so there's no real answer to the question to accept except ponies – Ivo Flipse Feb 16 '10 at 14:42
garbage in, garbage out -- question deleted – Jeff Atwood Feb 17 '10 at 4:32

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