Per Jeff's (old) answer at Close reasons on meta SE sites should be consistent with MSO:

The meta "noise or pointless" will be decommissioned and folded into [not constructive]. That is, if something was closed as NoP it will (soon) be retroactivey closed as "not constructive".

However, the Noise or pointless flag is still visible on Stack Apps:

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    I asked about this yesterday and Shog said this is "expected."
    – Tim Stone
    May 22, 2013 at 21:37

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This is no longer the case as it apparently merged or is now covered by "rude/abusive".

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Why there? Well, it's explained in this FAQ answer for when each flag should be used:

Abuse of the system or community is everything that is created with the intention to harm them. This includes posts that contain no useful content at all – i.e. gibberish posts along the lines of:

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Cats are not allowed to walk across keyboards as part of Stack Exchange posts; this is abuse and should be flagged as such.

Since nonsensical, pointless stuff is covered under this flag, I would say

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