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The homework tag is now officially deprecated

Homework is no longer a tag on Stack Overflow. Keeping this post for historical reference. --Shog9 The result of a rather lengthy discussion concludes with the homework tag needing to go away on ...
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Responding to your "too localized" concerns

As part of our closing overhaul, we've moved, reorganized, and renamed a number of close reasons, including too localized. While that change was informed both by widespread misuse of the reason and ...
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What questions should be closed with reason "too localized"? [duplicate]

What is the definition of "too localized" for closing a question? I see several suggestions, but nothing definitive or specific.
16 votes
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Should this "fun" question about drawing a cow in R be closed?

The question Drawing an excellent cow is pretty strange and yet fun right off the bat: I'm working in a big farm as a statistician and my master asked me to draw something to remind him his childhood....
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7 answers

On the boundaries of "not-constructive" questions

Earlier today I saw the following question being asked on SO: Algorithm improvement for Coca-Cola can shape recognition. In my opinion a very interesting question based on its subject matter and well ...
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Closing/Migrating question instructions/guidance [closed]

What does it mean to "close" a question? How/when can I vote to close questions? When should I vote to close questions? When should I not vote to close questions?
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Is the "too localized" description inconsistent with the community's de facto standards?

I find that of all the "close" reasons, "too localized" is the one with the highest ratio of "times it applies," to "times questions are closed because of it." Which leads me to believe that the ...
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Can we get rid of the 'Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.' "feature"? [duplicate]

I truly loathe the 'Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.' (air-quotes)"feature". Semantically, it does not even make sense: why move a conversation to ...
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Shouldn't the tumbleweed badge, not be a badge?

Someone else asked about the purpose of the tumbleweed badge before, 2 but I think this badge should possible be "burninated". Yes, burninated. Burninate the tumbleweed badge! Although others have ...
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Change the text of "too localized" in the meta close reasons

From a certain perspective, every post on meta fits the definition of too localized since they're all about "an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide ...
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European Cookies Law Questions: Too Localised?

What's the general thought around questions relating to the European cookies law and how to implement it e.g. Cookies Consent Law. Setting aside issues of 'Is insert piece of code a legal way to ...
12 votes
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Should do-my-homework questions be closed as "Not a Real Question" or "Too localized"?

My question is pretty much in the title. We all know that there are a lot of questions that simply copy-paste their homework assignment text without showing any effort. This recent one, for example. I ...
11 votes
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Listing the five close reasons in the FAQ

We recently closed a question on our site as "not constructive". However, IMO it could have also been closed as "too localized", and someone posted a comment to that effect. After the close, the OP ...
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Give an example of when to close as "too localized"? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What questions should be closed with reason “too localized”? Too localized: This question would only be relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an ...
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Why is this question closed as "too localized"?

The question in question is How to build & deploy a Samsung SmartTV app without the IDE (e.g: on Linux). The asker is looking for a way to deploy a Samsung Smart TV application without using the ...
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