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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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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....
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1answer
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What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?

Do not repost the question you were about to ask until you have READ EVERYTHING WE ARE ABOUT TO TELL YOU. While trying to ask a question, one could get: We are no longer accepting questions from ...
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1answer
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Product support redirects to Stack Overflow

Saw this in the reopen queue tonight Does Nitrous.io allow port 80? The question is closed as off-topic/general-computing and the OP apologizes for having to post it here. Sure enough, that is ...
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2answers
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To flag or not to flag question that don't show own effort?

I am a little confused about what do with questions that are just asking "I want this and that (...) and I want it to look exactly like that (...) please help" without showning ANY own effort? ...
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3answers
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Why is this question on hold?

Basic Arrays in a Java Program This question was put on hold because of "unclear what you're asking" but IMO it's perfectly clear what he's asking, as evidenced by multiple helpful replies. He says ...
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1answer
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How to handle debug-my-code-for-me questions [duplicate]

I see questions like this occasionally, where it amounts to little more than a bunch of code. Usually there are some end-user details, like, when I click this button, it doesn't do what it's supposed ...
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3answers
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Close reason for “do my job/homework for me” questions [duplicate]

With the "minimal understanding" and "what have you tried" close reason removed now, what is the proper way to handle the do-my-homework-for-me type of question, where a person clearly didn't put any ...
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1answer
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Change wording of “unclear what you're asking”

The current description of "unclear what you're asking" misuses the pronoun "it" in the second sentence, and this issue has really been bugging me. Specifically, the pronoun is being used to refer to ...
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1answer
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Add something about “minimal effort” questions to the “Too broad” close reason

While working on https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/223497/lets-burn-down-the-close-queue, I came across a few questions that were "do my homework for me". Here is one such example: https://...
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2answers
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Using old off-topic close reasons under “other”

Should people be copying old close reasons to use for close votes? For example, take the following question (the first close vote was after the introduction of the new reasons): Bootstrap 2.0 Not ...
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1answer
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Should users be able to downvote a moderator's action? [duplicate]

It is apparent to me that the moderators aren't really moderated. I have read many articles where moderators get overzealous in their quest to have "perfect" information. It's like some kind of cult ...
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1answer
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With no current “Minimal Understanding” reason, what should you do with questions with no minimal understanding? [duplicate]

Was poking around my usual haunt, the MS-Access tag, when I came upon this disaster: MS Access VB forms I hope I didn't come off sounding too snotty in my comment, but the guy/gal didn't even tag it ...
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1answer
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The current off-topic close reasons are bad

The Problem After speaking to many users who have been moderating this site clean many, many times, and after some thought, I came to the conclusion that the current custom off-topic reasons do not ...
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0answers
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Generally horrible questions [duplicate]

I think we need a close reason for generally bad questions that are hard to find a close reason for. Ones that are usually getting shoehorned into "Too Broad" or "Unclear What You're Asking". ...