On Meta SE, there is a custom close reason

The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the circumstances affecting the asker have rendered it obsolete. If you encounter a similar problem, please post a new question.

Right now, this close reason seems to be mainly used for feature requests or bugs concerning a feature that has been changed entirely or removed. However, the only part of its wording that entirely fits this purpose is: “Changes to the system […] have rendered it obsolete.” Everything else seems to be worded with an unreproducible bug in mind. Thus, I always hesitate a little when selecting it to close such a question.

On the other hand, this close reason is rarely used for actual unreproducible bugs. The most recent question with closed with this reason is more than four months old, unless I missed some roomba-deleted question (relevant search). So, this does not really seem to be needed anymore.

Can we change the above close reason to better include obsolete problems or focus on them?


I would drop the obsolete-bug aspect entirely and suggest the following wording:

Changes to the system, policies or similar have rendered this question obsolete. If you have a similar question, please ask it separately.

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