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How were the off-topic close reasons previously displayed? [duplicate]

I just came across this question on English.SE. The banner says it was closed by a moderator as "general reference", which is not one of the 5 standard close reasons (duplicate, off-topic, too broad, ...
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Should the SE network become a repository for all possible questions in a given category?

So, I may have gotten into a bad (good?) habit of turning to the relevant SE site whenever I have a question - I barely even google things anymore. I've become accustomed to if I have a specific ...
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More reasons to put a question on hold [closed]

There are certain types of questions which are being asked on a regular basis, should be put on hold and don't fit properly within any of the existing reasons for putting a question on hold. All the ...
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Adding option to close a question because the answer is easily researched [duplicate]

Earlier today I wanted to flag a question on Workplace because - it seems to me - the answer could be very easily researched. Literally one quick Google search away. I was unsure which option to ...
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Can a new programmer with limited technical expertise ask a quality question about fundamentals on SO? [closed]

Subtitle: Should beginner's questions be off-topic strictly because they are beginner's questions? The sorts of questions that newbie programmers ask has come up before many times in side discussions,...
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How to handle questions answerable by a link to the documentation

We don't want to answer questions with a just a link. But there are a lot of questions where a simple link to the documentation will suffice. I've seen several of these questions just go unanswered ...
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Should I ask a question that is easily Google-able?

Meta appears to have come to a consensus that when a user asks a question that is easily answered with Google that we should not close the question but rather answer it properly. Embrace the non-...
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Since the close question revamp, are legitimate questions getting erroneously flagged?

Taking this question as an example (there are others of course): What are allocators and when is their use necessary? Now the topic in question typically isn't well covered from many of the C++ ...
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Close option for questions that can be answered with a simple research [duplicate]

I think that close options on Stack Overflow aren't complete. Ok, in off-topic options there's still an "other" option, but it's too bad that other users don't see the reason, but just see a comment ...
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The number of custom close reasons

It is hard to fit all the common off-topic close reasons we use into 3 large categories. If our goal is to give the best feedback to the authors when putting their questions on hold, why are we ...
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The "Other" off topic reason for closing can circumvent our actual mission

I'm really happy overall about the changes to closing. I think the new close reasons are much less full of jargon than the old reasons. In practice, however, I'm seeing an actual issue with one ...
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Update the Don't Ask page to prevent barely researched questions (NARQing the turtle)

The Help Center > Asking > What types of questions should I avoid asking? should (but as far as I can see does not) provide guidance that barely researched (A.K.A. simple) questions are no ...
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Have something like a "Can I Use" integration

I have seen a lot of questions on Stack Overflow asking things like "Is background attachment supported in ie6?" These people don't seem to be using their resources. So I am proposing that there be a ...
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How is asking where to find the Objective-C language reference "too localized"?

https://stackoverflow.com/q/14347440/581994 Given that about half the traffic on SO is asking about Objective-C related issues, how could asking to find the "mother" reference possibly be "only ...
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Should this question have really been closed? [closed]

I really don't think that my question: Does Scala have static imports like Java? is in any way a candidate for closure. It asks a question. There have been answers. The answers answer the question, ...
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