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Off-topic popup doesn't have a 'completely off-topic' option for flags [duplicate]

When I flag a question as "doesn't belong here", the new 'off-topic' subcategories are great, but there's a little disconnect between the top-level blurb and the options actually displayed beneath. ...
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How to flag way off topic questions [duplicate]

I just flagged a question as off topic. I flagged it with the following reason, but I don't think this was quite the right reason for this question: Questions concerning problems with code you've ...
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Flag off-topic for question which are not related to programming in SO [duplicate]

I've encounter few question in SO which are not related to programming, I couldn't find a proper reason to make it off-topic. Under Flagging -> Closing -> Off-topic there are various options like - ...
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Which flag for off-topic, but specified questions? [duplicate]

Related to this specific question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22242055/i-can-not-buy-google-maps-image-apis-for-business Which clearly does not belong on Stack Overflow – I mean, he's asking ...
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The NEW new “Be Nice” Policy (“Code of Conduct”) — Updated with your feedback [duplicate]

Update: Thanks for all the additional feedback below. We incorporated a lot of your suggestions, and this is going live (as https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/be-nice). We're also looking at ways ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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How do I demonstrate disagreement for user actions that I can't downvote on?

What's the preferred mechanism to demonstrate disagreement with user actions that aren't questions or answers on the main site? I often see newbie questions handled downright hostilely by (presumably)...
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What is the guidance for using “Standard Flags?”

I recently flagged a question with a custom flag reason, explaining in detail why I thought it should be closed (I don't have close privileges on the site in question). My flag was rejected with the ...
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Can I have a straight up *real* off topic reason for moderators only?

I recently came across this piece of spam: Now, it's spam, and it's been deleted, but a lot of times, we get questions that are just plain off topic by legitimate users, and not suitable for any ...
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There should not be any free-form close reasons

I like the changes to the close reasons and the mechanism itself a lot and I think it is a significant improvement and clarification over the old system. But there is one aspect that I think has the ...
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Is an option missing in the new off-topic reasons?

I really like the new option structure when flagging - I have in particular missed the "Minimal understanding" option. However, I think that one option is missing. If we look at this rambling ...
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Why was off-topic flag declined?

I flagged this question as off-topic. But since I didn't - and still don't - think it falls within the possibilities given as default off-topic reasons, I flagged it for moderator attention. If we go ...
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How should I flag “Why …” questions that can be answered with “Because.”, if at all?

I flagged this question for moderator attention with a custom reason: It should be closed because... it is useless, I suppose? It was declined with this message: declined - If you feel that way,...
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This question appears to be off-topic because [custom ending]

I've seen a lot of comments in which people provide their own ending to this sentence. I'm confused by this practice. It gives the comment a slightly more official appearance, as it appears to be ...
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Blatantly off-topic for all

As far as I see the "Blatantly off-topic" flag Blatantly off-topic (this question has nothing to do with %site topic%) is only available for low-rep users without the close vote privilege. What ...

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