I just voted to close this question because it's off-topic for Ask Different. There were two pending close votes with one of the canned reasons we use: "Questions about software development are off-topic here, but can be asked on Stack Overflow." but since this is not a software development question, I decided to go with the custom off-topic reason entered by @Tetsujin: "I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it does not appear to be about Apple hardware or software within the scope defined in the help centre.".
As a ♦ moderator, my close vote is binding, and I'd expect the reason I choose to end up in the banner; this would have happened if I had closed is as "too broad" or "unclear what you're asking". However, this is not the case:
This happens because the system internally treats votes for custom comment off-topic reasons as off-topic with no canned reason specified, and as at least two voters specified a canned reason, that's the one that gets shown in the notice.
Can the logic be adjusted that in this case, the 'default' reason is shown in the banner instead? I.e.
- This question does not appear to be about Apple hardware or software within the scope defined in the help center.
This already happens when at least four users use the same custom off-topic reason.
The same issue happens when two regular close voters use a canned reason and three the same custom reason; as there are at least two votes for a canned reason, it's shown instead of the generic reason.
This is more relevant now that with the new post notices, the specific users who voted for specific sub-reasons are no longer shown, so unlike the previous notice which would only show the two users who voted for the canned reason, the current notice doesn't show the fact that only those two users voted for that reason.