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The too localized close vote description states:

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only 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. For help making this question more broadly applicable, see the FAQ.

In SO's case a too localized question in my experience is generally a "fix my code for me" question where you'd basically have to go to hunt for typos, misspellings, incorrect variables or just mistakes in the code that don't present a general issue that could possibly benefit others, not to mention that it wouldn't really be searchable by any meaningful keywords. So, those are largely code review questions.

Perhaps, and I assume that this could only happen after CodeReview.SE is out of beta, the too localized close vote could, optionally, do the same as an off-topic vote with migration to CodeReview.SE?

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    I don't think typo questions are useful for Code Review either. – BoltClock's a Unicorn May 22 '13 at 14:01
  • So, questions that are asked in languages other than English should go to code review? – Oded May 22 '13 at 14:02
  • Yeah, typos were a more extreme example that really wouldn't belong anywhere – pilsetnieks May 22 '13 at 14:02
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    You might want to read the Code Review FAQ. You don't seem to understand its purpose. – Bart May 22 '13 at 14:04
  • Ok, case closed, code review is not always or often the best fit for SO's too localized questions, I was wrong. – pilsetnieks May 22 '13 at 14:25
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Code Review is for reviewing working code, most questions on SO are about code that doesn't work yet. A very large number of "too localized" questions on SO would be off-topic code review.

In general I also don't think that misusing a regular close reason as a migration tool would be a good idea. Migration should be a deliberate action, not a side-effect.

  • Hence the suggestion of optionally casting an off-topic > code review vote – pilsetnieks May 22 '13 at 14:06
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    @pilsetnieks There are the regular migration paths for that purpose, and Code Review will be eligible to appear there if it is out of beta and there is sufficient demand. – Mad Scientist May 22 '13 at 14:12

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