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Close as “Unlikely to help anyone else” (was “too localized” before) [duplicate]

While the recently revised "offtopic" reasons are quite good, I am missing some counterpart of what was "Too localized" before. I would like to have some close reason like this for cases where ...
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Closing changes: on hold, unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized

After a ton of discussion, work and input from the community, we're rolling out the remainder of major closing changes that you've helped us design, as discussed in these prior posts. They're live, ...
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Improving “demonstrate a minimal understanding” close reason

Note: the eventual outcome of this discussion involved dropping this particular off-topic reason, along with other changes. See: Recent changes to close reasons on Stack Overflow   —Shog ...
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Responding to your “too localized” concerns

As part of our closing overhaul, we've moved, reorganized, and renamed a number of close reasons, including too localized. While that change was informed both by widespread misuse of the reason and ...
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8answers
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Close all the typo questions

Update 2013/03/06: I've been playing around in the Data Explorer (first time I've used it) and put together a basic query to help identify typo related posts a little better, improvements welcome: ...
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What should the predefined off-topic reasons be for Stack Overflow? [closed]

As described here (and elaborated on here), we're preparing to roll out some fairly major changes to how closing works that will allow for pre-defined, site-specific off-topic reasons. On a site ...
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3answers
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Can we pay more attention to questions before we act

I know that it's tempting to pile on what looks like an ugly question, but people really should at least take the time to know what we're commenting on or closing before we actually do it. I'm ...
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3answers
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Should questions where a problem arose from a typo be closed? [duplicate]

Should questions where a problem arose from a typo be closed? Here is a recent example: Google Analytics Javacript event tracker code not tracking events The problem was a misspelled _gaq (written ...
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How to flag a typo question

I came across this question today. In reading the answer and the comments it turns out that the issue was just a simple typo that the OP made. So that being the case I decided that this question ...
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3answers
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The “Other” off topic reason for closing can circumvent our actual mission

I'm really happy overall about the changes to closing. I think the new close reasons are much less full of jargon than the old reasons. In practice, however, I'm seeing an actual issue with one ...
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2answers
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Flagging face-palm or D'Oh posts

For some over the last few weeks I've commented on/answered several posts where the OP immediately replied "Oops, I just found my problem and it was a simple typo (or something similar)". In fact ...
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Are questions solved by fixing a typo or basic syntax error “too localized”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should questions where a problem arose from a typo be closed? Questions solved by fixing the OP's typo are pretty common. Here's one I recently came across: ...
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Please allow us to use the top level “off topic” close reason when voting

I would like to be able to close a question using this top level close reason: This question does not appear to be about programming, within the scope defined in the help center. This text ...
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Update “What is an acceptable answer?” FAQ

Our What is an acceptable answer? FAQ still contains the following: 5 You missed a comma, " Vote to close as Yes which is causing too ...

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