I got this when I wanted to vote for a question to remain closed:

A popup saying “Please select a site specific close reason” above a “Why should this question remain closed?” modal, where the last option, “This uestion doesn’t meet a Retrocomputing Stack Exchange guideline.” is selected.

I picked the last option (intending to pick the generic off-topic reason), since I feel like the question ought to remain closed, although for a different reason than what it was closed in the first place. If this vote reason cannot be selected, why is it displayed at all?

Posting this here, as I suspect this is a bug in the software, not exclusive to the Retrocomputing site (though I have no way to reproduce it anywhere else). The feature seems to work fine on Stack Overflow, though; I suspect this is the only site where it was tested.

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    Looks like the site simply does not have site specific close reasons, so I don't think it's a bug. Not sure who can add those and how, but once there will be site specific close reasons, they will appear when closing and when voting for a question to remain closed, as happens in sites having such reasons. Jan 8 at 12:50
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    @Shadow that could still be seen as a bug, it would make sense if every site has the "This question does not fall within the scope of [Site Name] as defined in the help center" as a default option within the category of "doesn't meet a [Site Name] guideline".
    – Marijn
    Jan 8 at 13:09
  • @Marijn perhaps, but then it's bigger scope than just the close/leave closed dialog and better be posted as a separate feature request. Jan 8 at 13:19
  • @ShadowWizardLoveZelda Just because a workaround exists doesn’t make it not a bug. Jan 11 at 11:43


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