Over on the theoretical computer science SE site, we have two common close reasons that aren't captured well by the current drop down list:
- We get waves of homework questions, and our community mandate (and indeed the site premise) is that the site is for research-level questions in TCS (like Mathoverflow) and we will NOT entertain homework questions. We can close these questions with the 'too localized' option, but we'd ideally like a 'we don't do homework' option.
- We share subject interests with Mathoverflow, and we often have questions crossposted simultaneously to both sites. Our site policy explicitly discourages this, recommending crossposting only after the question has had a chance to get answered on the other site, and with full link and partial answer info. When users do post questions simultaneously, AND the question has already received an answer on MO, we'd like to close the question as an exact duplicate, but for MO.
So I'd like to request two things:
- Can we have a 'homework' reason in the close list, or even a 'catchall' in which we could write in the reason ? the 'too localized' seems like an awkward fit.
- In the 'closed for being an exact duplicate', could we add in URLs for non-SE 2.0 sites like MO, or rather even just give a URL that remains unprocessed (maybe with a checkmark to indicate this?)