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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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Let's Plan the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project! [closed]

In case you missed the first one, check out the se-quality-project tag. The quality project isn't one that we plan to ever finish, it's perennial and kicks in every 18 months or so after we've had ...
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Shouldn't "off-topic" be only about... off-topic?

A related question/discussion point to this one posted just now, but with a completely different rationale. Whenever a question is closed because it doesn't contain SSCCE, or specific code, it also ...
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Close all the typo questions [closed]

Update 2013/03/06: I've been playing around in the Data Explorer (first time I've used it) and put together a basic query to help identify typo related posts a little better, improvements welcome: ...
120 votes
8 answers

What happened to the "You're Just Lazy" close vote reason? [closed]

...not literally, of course. But what happened to the previous menu of close-vote options? I find the current set unsatisfactory. Take this question that boils down to a typical java.lang....
Jonathon Reinhart's user avatar
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12 answers

Improving "demonstrate a minimal understanding" close reason [closed]

Note: the eventual outcome of this discussion involved dropping this particular off-topic reason, along with other changes. See:
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Can we rename the off-topic close reason label on the primary screen?

When you click on the button to cast a close vote, you get a list of options: duplicate, off-topic, unclear, too broad, and primarily opinion based. These appear to be consistent across every site. ...
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How is consensus determined on Meta sites?

On our main sites "the best answer" is somewhat fluidly defined as the superposition of the highest voted answer and the accepted answer. Truth be told, the system is rather insistent on ...
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Can we have a red/status tag for "obsolete"?

Given the changes that have been rolled out on Meta for the new close hold reasons, we've lost "too localized" here on meta. However, "too localized" has a genuine use on meta (which is part change ...
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How do moderators make changes to the site-specific closed question reasons?

There are changes rolling out the week of June 17 2013 to add custom close reasons. Closing changes: on hold, unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized What (and ...
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Now that too localized is gone should we embrace the "typo questions"? [closed]

The old "too localized" closing reason included "questions that are unlikely to help future visitors". It was generally agreed, that if a question resulted from a typo in the OP code those questions ...
Andrew Savinykh's user avatar
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Consider changing the wording of the "too localized" close reason

The "too localized" close reason currently reads: This question is unlikely to ever help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or ...
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Which close reason should I use to close "typo" questions now? [duplicate]

A while back I posted my opinion that "typo" related questions should be closed and removed, which had a lot of support so I'm going on the assumption that it's still generally correct. For example ...
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20 votes
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Please allow us to use the top level "off topic" close reason when voting [duplicate]

I would like to be able to close a question using this top level close reason: This question does not appear to be about programming, within the scope defined in the help center. This text ...
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A rule of thumb to tell if a question on topic or not?

For ages I have used this rule of thumb: Would be this question of any help for someone else? If not, it's off-topic. But recently the "too localized" term was removed from the close-vote reasons,...
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