It is hard to fit all the common off-topic close reasons we use into 3 large categories. If our goal is to give the best feedback to the authors when putting their questions on hold, why are we restricting the number of custom close reasons to just 3? Shouldn't we have a bit larger number of custom close reasons (e.g. 7) if they are commonly used?

One more thing, I noticed that the size of custom close reasons is 400 characters while the size of comments is 600. It would be nice if the size of custom close reasons is increased to 600 characters so we can keep using what we were posting as comments when closing questions as off-topic in the custom close reason's box.

  • Please hold on while I look for the duplicate – John Dvorak Jul 10 '13 at 6:23
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    duplicate of the first half: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/187549/… – John Dvorak Jul 10 '13 at 6:25
  • Thanks @Jan for the link. – Kaveh Jul 10 '13 at 7:44
  • To the person who voted to close as duplicate, I don't see how this is a duplicate of that question. Can you also please explain where is the answer to my question in that old discussion from last year? It seems to be about something completely different. – Kaveh Jul 10 '13 at 7:46
  • Crazy, that link redirects me to a question which is a real duplicate, but it's on meta.askubuntu! – Ernest Friedman-Hill Jul 10 '13 at 11:27
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    I think you should edit out your second paragraph into a separate question. I think there is a much better case for the first request than the second, and you may be missing out on upvotes by asking two questions in one. – PolyGeo Jul 16 '15 at 23:04

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