The table CloseReasonTypes in The Stack Exchange Data Explorer holds the id, name and description for the various close reasons.

When the close reasons got a major overhaul the new close reasons got numbers > 100. For unclear reasons the Description field of those new close reasons are null, while the older ones got their description attribute filled.

closereasons with missing values in dataset Click image for SEDE query

Can this omission of the description for this newer close reasons be rectified so that the data is consistent? I allow for a 6 to 8 weeks delivery date.

  • My guess is that it is related to localization...
    – MEE
    May 2, 2019 at 17:06
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    It's not that we're excluding them, they are null because there are no descriptions in the database. I'll see if I can find out why they weren't populated.
    – Taryn
    May 2, 2019 at 17:47
  • Now I'm curious about "noise of pointless" close reason... Edit: oh, it's a close reason on meta... May 3, 2019 at 4:50


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