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What is the procedure for adding community specific-close reasons? [duplicate]

Over on this Stack Overflow Meta post, it looks like the community has decided that they want to add a new community-specific close reason for non-English questions, but there hasn't been any post ...
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Closing changes: [on hold], unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized

After a ton of discussion, work and input from the community, we're rolling out the remainder of major closing changes that you've helped us design, as discussed in these prior posts. They're live, ...
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New 10K tool: question close statistics

Two years ago, we rolled out some significant changes to closing, along with a massive number of changes behind the scenes to clean up the supporting logic that had grown crufty over the years. As ...
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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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Question Close Updates

This week we rolled out a series of changes to improve parts of the question close workflow. You can read more about the details of these changes here. For context, the overall effort to improve ...
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When should we consider adding a default migration path?

When users vote or flag to close a question that should be migrated to another site on the network, they usually can only choose to migrate to meta: Occasionally we get requests to add a new ...
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Make migration paths just another Off Topic reason

The system in place for migrating questions on Stack Exchange is confusing and overly-complicated. But don't just take my word for it: go use it for a few years, try getting a bunch of decent ...
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Stack Overflow (in Russian) - "no changes" policy and regulations

The problem We got some strange process for rule changes established on ruSO. Standard way to change something on SE is: Someone asks a question on meta, describing a problem (in free form, no ...
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How do moderators update custom off-topic reasons for their site?

Now that the on-hold/close chane is live, how do site moderators update their off-topic reasons? Our list is rather sparse, and we are starting to get complaints questions about which to use.
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Why are beta sites limited to just three standard off-topic reasons?

Graduated sites may have up to five standard off-topic reasons. Why are beta sites are limited to three? Is it because "you ain't going to need it"? That is demonstrably false for Code Review — we ...
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Should communities be permitted to change their close reasons?

On the Russian Stack Overflow site we've had some discussions about changing the wording of close reasons. There was one point brought up that I feel warrants some consensus from the wider Stack ...
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