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Questions tagged [custom-close-reasons]

Site-specific or free-form close reasons that appear under the heading “off-topic”

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Why does this question show 2 different close reasons?

I just found this closed question. The banner saying it was closed shows 2 different reasons and who voted for each reason. I've never seen this before. From what I've read, only the close reason ...
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Please stop throwing away my custom close reason on error

Maybe I don't have the most reliable connection, or maybe this is a problem on Stack Exchange's side or somewhere in the middle. But the bottom line is that my custom close reason often gets ...
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Links to meta in custom close reasons still use old meta URLs

Strongly related to the continued use of non-HTTPS links, if a custom close reason features a link to meta, that link will be Using HTTP instead of HTTPS Using the old format for URLs on meta, meta....
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Disallow the Zero Width Joiner (U+200D) character in a custom close reason

The current top custom close vote reason on Stack Overflow is "ಠ_ಠ" with a bunch of Zero Width Joiner characters appended to the end. While I appreciate the humor, this really isn't an appropriate ...
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Links in close reasons are (sometimes?) still HTTP

TL;DR: Links in off-topic close reasons are not HTTPS. Links to other sites in migration close reasons are not HTTPS. NB: This question is tagged "custom close reasons". Those include both the free-...
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Custom close reason stats should link to the question(s)

I'm reviewing recent custom close reasons in the 10k tools (/tools/question-close-stats) and there are some I'd like to take issue with... The problem is, the reasons are listed with no link to ...
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When I vote to close using the Android app, it says “Flag submitted” [duplicate]

As the title says, when I cast a close vote using the Android app, it shows a mesage saying "Flag submitted": It should say "Close Vote submitted" instead, or maybe "Your vote has been recorded" like ...
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Improve the wording of the “not reproducible” custom close reason

On Meta SE, there is a custom close reason The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the circumstances affecting the asker have rendered it obsolete. If ...
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Change the default generic closing as off-topic text for moderators

When voting to close a question as off-topic and choosing the "other" option, you're given a text field in which to write your reason(s). In the Web interface, that field includes the helpful default ...
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Can custom close reasons make use of magic links like [edit]?

ELL is writing up a replacement for one of its close reasons and ran into the question of whether it's possible to put a link to each question's own edit page within the reason itself, so we can even ...
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Let's do something about “I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it belongs on…”

By Stack Exchange policy, "better fit elsewhere" is not a sufficient justification for closing or migrating a question; there actually needs to be a bona fide reason, stated in the Help Center, for ...
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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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The prefilled custom off-topic reason text encourages bad reasons

Let's say you want to close a question for being just plain off-topic, in the non-SE-jargon sense, on Stack Overflow. (Yes, we're on MSE, not MSO. Bear with me.) Since all of the choices under ...
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Are there close reasons that appear only for questions with specific tags?

We at Anime&Manga get a lot of identification-request questions, which usually don't conform to a number of rules for posting these kinds of questions. And while the generic "unclear" close reason ...
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Why doesn't the default “off topic” close reason appear when you add a custom close reason?

I've added the following close reason to three of the four meta sites where I moderate: The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the circumstances ...
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New Custom Close Reason: Specific Only To A Certain Site

Part of the promise we made when we split MSE away from MSO is that users of MSE would keep most of their reputation and privileges. In order to make sure this happens, we must curtail migration of ...
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Add site-specific custom off-topic reasons to each sites help-center “Avoid asking” or “Close Reasons” page

Just what the title says, each site has it's own custom off topic reasons (or can) as of a feature request from sometime ago, but the Avoid Asking and Close Reasons pages which are not editable by ...
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Android app custom “Off Topic” should include the “This question appears to be off-topic because it is about” pre-entered text

When closing from the web (mobile or full) and choosing the custom off-topic reason, the box is pre-filled with: This question appears to be off-topic because it is about This is quite helpful in ...
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Are custom-close-reason comments auto-upvoted when you VTC with that reason?

I just voted to close something with someone else's custom reason. Their comment with that custom reason was upvoted, apparently by me, right as the VTC "took", despite the fact that I didn't issue a ...
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How do I review this low quality post with a custom off-topic message?

As I recently discovered, users with more than 3K reputation are able to provide their own custom off-topic message. When I (just a 2K user) am reviewing low quality posts, I sometimes see things like ...
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Close reason: off-topic as asks for best-practices or ways of usage [closed]

I just visited this post on SO, here's an excerpt for containment sake: Ways of formatting an AngularJS directive template What ways of formatting do you use for formatting templates in ...
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Misleading closed reason

Just not an everyday situation I have experienced today; I have seen this question earlier today with 3 custom close votes. It pretty much said something "this question is off-topic as it should be ...
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Links sometimes float above text in vote-to-close dialog on Firefox

While going through the close vote queue, I noticed something weird: For some reason, the "Super User" link text is positioned several pixels higher than the rest of the text. Apparently, this only ...
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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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Close Vote options no longer include option for “must include code” and “must show minimal understanding” [duplicate]

What happened to the close vote option for posts that describe an error or unexpected result but don't include the relevant code or any code!? This is on of the two most popular I use.. What am I ...
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Display the custom close reason when closed as such

Background As per this bug report where a custom close reason is used the actual close reason is shown as: This question does not appear to be about Stack Overflow or the software that powers ...
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Categories other than “off-topic” should allow custom close reasons

Custom close reasons are a great boon to Stack Exchange sites, allowing the community to provide more tailored advice to site-specific situations. Their big problem (aside from being limited to three ...
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A small bug when closing questions [duplicate]

Normal steps that is not buggy: Vote to close Choose off-topic because... Choose other Click on another reason Result: Vote to close is not disabled Steps to reproduce buggy behavior: Vote to close ...
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Comment length is not validated until the close vote is submitted

When I try to add a one character long comment to a question the "Add Comment" button will do nothing (because validation fails) - that okay. Yet if I click "Close" on a question, select "offtopic ...
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Why was this flag on incorrect custom closure issue declined

Previous discussions: Put restrictions in place for users who abuse/misuse custom close reasons At what point are comments classified as rude or offensive for off-topic questions I flagged a ...
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Include Site-Specific Closed Reasons in Stack Exchange API Results

Current Design When we search the API for questions, one of the fields provided is closed_reason. This is a sample of the results: { "question_id": 14707, "creation_date": 1380431224, "...
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Automatically delete custom close reason comments on migration

When you vote to close a question as a duplicate, a comment is automatically posted ("possible duplicate of [Post]"). If the question is eventually closed as a duplicate, the comment is (now) ...
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Custom Close Reasons and the Brain Freeze Effect

OK, so the question I'm looking at is clearly off-topic, but it doesn't fit one of the existing close reasons. What to do? Of course! Use a custom close reason. Hmm, what to put there? This ...
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How can I search for custom off-topic close reasons?

I would like to get statistics on the use of site-specific off-topic subreasons and to see what kinds of free-form reasons have been used. How can I do that? As far as I can tell this is still not ...
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When closing as Off Topic -> Other, check if I've already left a comment

An older question popped into the review queue on my beta site today. It had a whole lot of close votes but most of them had expired, so the question never actually got closed. Back when it was first ...
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Put restrictions in place for users who abuse/misuse custom close reasons

I was going through some questions today and I came across one that didn't fit the scope of Stack Overflow. On entering the close dialog I was presented with the following (The user who created this ...
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Allow custom close reasons that are not off-topic

There is an automated downvote when ever a question is closed as off-topic. The new bespoke reasons, that seem to effectively replace too localized, are all in the off-topic section, which means each ...
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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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Edit History doesn't show custom reasons for closing

I noticed that the Edit History doesn't show the custom reasons given for the Off Topic->Other reason. Something like that should be in the Edit History. This example should have a custom reason:
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Some custom off-topic close reasons don't really describe off-topic questions

These two off-topic close reasons don't seem like they describe off-topic questions. Questions concerning problems with code you've written must describe the specific problem and include valid ...
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Please add a link to the custom close form to the moderator links page

I would like the link where moderators can edit close reasons to be part of the moderator links page. Please add: https://apple.stackexchange.com/admin/flags/close-as-off-topic To the page: https://...
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Please automatically include text covering site specific close reasons in the help pages

As the site is transitioning away from FAQ and the old close reasons, each site can enumerate up to three custom close reasons and the moderators make and approve these text changes. Would it be ...
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How do I edit custom close reasons?

There's a typo in one of our custom Off Topic reasons and I need to edit it, but I don't see an edit button: How do I edit an already active close reason? Do I have to deactivate the existing one ...
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Why does a custom off-topic close vote trigger a comment when other reasons don't?

I just voted to close a Stack Overflow question with a custom "off topic" reason. I was surprised to see an auto-posted comment appear beneath the question. Why is a custom close reason treated ...
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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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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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Add a custom close reason

A recent question highlighted a common issue with close reasons. In this case, the question was closed because the OP flagged that he was mistaken and his code worked. There aren't any choices that ...