Yesterday, this question popped up on SO. It's clearly off-topic there, so I wanted to flag it. There's no generic "Off topic" flag, though, and running through the off-topic flags:
- "Questions about general computing hardware and software are off-topic for StackOverflow"
The question is about a billing issue, not hardware or software.
- "Questions on professional server, networking, or related infrastructure administration are off-topic for StackOverflow unless they directly involve programming or programming-related tools"
This question isn't about server or network issues.
- "This question was caused by a problem that can no longer be reproduced or a simple typographical error"
Maybe, but this doesn't seem to fit all that well.
- "Questions asking us to recommend or find a tool, library or favorite off-site resource are off-topic for StackOverflow"
This question isn't looking for a tool, just a resolution for billing issues.
As I've been forced to do with other recent "this question is simply off-topic" questions, I opted to use the "Other" flag, specifying that the question was off-topic in the comment field. This seems to be standard/encouraged protocol. However, the flag was declined with the following message:
Please use standard close votes or close flags for this instead of flagging for moderators.
As I'm just a 1.2k rep user on SO, I don't have access to close votes, and there didn't seem to be a relevant close flag. If the "Other" flag is no longer recommended for off-topic questions, how should I have flagged this, and how should I flag similar generic off-topic questions with no real matching flags in the future?