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When I flag a post, there are two very similar options in the off-topic list. enter image description here

I am running version 1.0.57 of the Android app; Android version 4.1.2 (Jellybean).
Is this supposed to happen? If so, what is the difference between them?

marked as duplicate by Brian Nickel Jan 7 '16 at 18:22

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    I think the last one is someone's (custom) close reason. – Patrick Hofman Feb 27 '15 at 13:26
  • @PatrickHofman How does that work? I have not configured any custom close reasons. – TheKB Feb 27 '15 at 13:34
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    The custom close reason someone entered when he voted to close. – Patrick Hofman Feb 27 '15 at 13:34
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    Why should it show up for me? – TheKB Feb 27 '15 at 13:36
  • Eh, you are right. You are not voting to close, you are flagging. My bad. – Patrick Hofman Feb 27 '15 at 13:36
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    It took me quite a while to see your arrows... Don't you know that freehand must be red? – nicael Feb 27 '15 at 14:31
  • @nicael Oops, my bad. – TheKB Feb 27 '15 at 14:32

The first one is one of the off-topic close reasons set by moderators.

The second one is the generic off-topic flag reason which is worded differently on the website: “Blatantly off-topic (this question has nothing to do with $TOPIC)”. This reason only appears in the flag dialog, close voters instead get “Other (add a comment explaining what is wrong)”.

See also the same bug report on Computer Science.

The best solution would be to reintroduce the “off-topic” close reason, as opposed to its current inconsistent incarnation where depending on whether you're flagging or closing, you get different options, and sites only have a generic off-topic reason for closing if one is set by a moderator.

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