Questions tagged [too-localized]

The old close reason to indicate that the question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet.

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Overly specific problem shouldn't be flagged as too localized? [closed]

In my experience I have seen several questions like this closed as "too localized". I was getting the same error than the OP, but for a rather cryptic reason (some TOAD internal error), I couldn't ...
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What is the replacement for the old "too localized" OT reason? Other? [duplicate]

I understand why the old "too localized" option was removed for OT posts closure reasons, but occasionally I still encounter posts that fall in this category. For example, one recent questioner cited ...
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Using Stack Overflow technology on Q&A Stack Overflow deems "non-notable"?

Here's an issue that I perceive: Google Groups and systems that mimic Usenet are technologically poor avenues for Q&A (at least relative to what Stack Exchange has evolved.) Stack Overflow has ...
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How do I flag a question as being "Too Localized"?

When I flag a question I see options but I can't find the option that would close it as being too localized. Where is that option?
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Question closed as too localized, but then closed question is cited in duplicates?

https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/3873122 is up for closure as a duplicate. The duplicate cited is Functions stop working when file included with root path (leading slash), which was closed as ...
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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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Are all questions about "too localised" now obsolete?

I was thinking of going through Meta Stack Overflow finding questions about the “too localised” closed reason (Why was my question closed?, etc.) and flagging them for closure as Off Topic > can no ...
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"Nevermind, I forgot to include X library in my code"

This is RE: Closing changes: [on hold], unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized On SO, I see questions a lot that are resolved because of a trivial proplem, ...
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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 ...
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Responding to your "too localized" concerns

As part of our closing overhaul, we've moved, reorganized, and renamed a number of close reasons, including too localized. While that change was informed both by widespread misuse of the reason and ...
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In light of the new close-reasons, how will we handle "too-localised" questions on non-SO network sites?

Given the impending changes to close reasons - how will we be dealing with "too localised" questions? I know the example given in the link talks about code, where we could create a custom off-topic ...
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Allow partial answers for "too localized" questions

I'm taking this question as an example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16836864/code-after-foreach-is-not-executing This question contains a general description of what OP thinks is the problem (...
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What makes this question "too localized"?

This question has been closed as too localized: The "I Get It" Reputation Problem As far as I can tell, question timeline suggests rather reliable (though not quite impressive) flow of ...
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"Too localized" on SO is generally the same as "Off-topic" that belongs to CodeReview.SE

The too localized close vote description states: This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an ...
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Why was this question closed as Too Localized? [closed]

On This question, OP asks how to add multiple attributes inside a .css() jquery function. The answer of course is by passing an object of the attributes, however, I'm struggling to see how this is ...
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How to handle questions about alpha software, Android Studio in particular

With the recent release of Android Studio v0.1, there are a lot of questions with the android-studio tag, and a lot of them are duplicates or have the answer "It's alpha software, it's not supposed to ...
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Question quality standards are not harsh enough?

I read this question today and the top voted answer said this: I understand now. You've mistaken Stack Overflow for a help site. Stack Overflow is a knowledge database that uses the question and ...
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I do not understand the 'too localized' closure of questions [closed]

Yes, I get the other reasons for closing questions, but too localized because a question might only effect a small area of people? Personally, I see any question deserves to have an answer if it is ...
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Is my CMS question appropriate for SO? Perhaps too localized [closed]

I'm not sure if this question is appropriate for SO, or if asking which questions are appropriate is bad form on Meta, but here it goes. My CMS seems to think that my front end: HTML, CSS, ...
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Should "simple" answers to seemingly specific questions change whether the question is too localised? [closed]

I see there is other discussion regarding typos and similar "simple" syntax issues being too localised. I have answered a question after actually pasting the code into the IDE, duplicating the issue, ...
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Is this an example of "too localized"?

I'm reading Error while doing RSA Decryption, which has just been answered by the author. Apparently a small coding error was the cause of the problem. Is this a candidate for closure as "too ...
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Is the Too Localized close reason being used as a catch all?

This question was just closed as being too localized. I am assuming that the underlying reason is that this a is syntax error* and only applicable to the poster's situation. As such, it could be ...
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Is the "too localized" description inconsistent with the community's de facto standards?

I find that of all the "close" reasons, "too localized" is the one with the highest ratio of "times it applies," to "times questions are closed because of it." Which leads me to believe that the ...
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Remove too localized reason because it's too broad

Yes, I did see all the other questions saying specific questions are not too localized and this one, but this won't exactly fit in a comment, and isn't too applicable as an answer. Maybe I'm just ...
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Clarify in more detail that is a "too localized" question [closed]

After I started to vote for closing questions, it seems I need more clarification on which ones must be closed as "too localized". I want to have this separate from appellation - style discussions of "...
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Have I misinterpreted "too localised"? [closed]

My mother brought me up1 to believe that a question on Stack Overflow that is so narrow as to pertain only to one individual's trivial typo, or failure to spot a trivial typo, is cause for the ...
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Why was the flag for other: "Too Localized, ..." for this question declined?

I flagged this question as "Too localized. The problem was a syntax error of misplacing a quote.", but my flag was rejected. To be able to flag correctly in the future, I would like to understand why ...
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Can't understand close reason - Too localized

This is the thread I am concerned about. It is closed, saying it is too localized. And it says Too localized: This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small ...
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Why do we close too localized questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What questions should be closed with reason “too localized”? Question closed because was too localized Why do we close too localized questions? If there aren't a bunch of ...
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Why is this question "too localized"?

This question regarding theming Drupal views was quickly closed as "too localized" and I fail to understand why. Views is a de facto standard module for Drupal and the problem the OP was facing is ...
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Question closed because was too localized

This question was closed because was too localized. I haven't understood why, this guy has posted the code and the code wasn't working. Why not let it be answered? I voted to reopen it, but could ...
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Why is this question is closed as 'too localised'?

Am surprised that this question, How to use unittest.mock to mock arbitrary ConfigParser calls in a unit test, was closed. What is wrong with it? Could it fit anywhere else in the network?
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Close as Too Localized when the error message is a specific and exact pointer to the problem?

As has been discussed at least a few times, simple syntax errors are generally closed as Too Localized. The community's common practice seems to have coalesced around this more and more in the past 6 ...
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Was this question really too localized or do people have a vendetta against people who answer their own questions?

I asked a question awhile ago, and then maybe 10 or 15 minutes later I realized what the problem was and so I posted it as an answer, then suddenly people started downvoting (since redacted) the ...
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Why is this question closed as "too localized"?

The question in question is How to build & deploy a Samsung SmartTV app without the IDE (e.g: on Linux). The asker is looking for a way to deploy a Samsung Smart TV application without using the ...
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Should typo questions be closed as localized? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should questions where a problem arose from a typo be closed? Questions like this are answered due to a typo by the OP. Should these types of questions be closed as too ...
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Add "temporary" as an alternative to "close" for personal, homework type questions

I see a lot of homework-type questions being closed (or at least reviewed) for being "too localized", where the OP really doesn't know enough to be able to effectively generalize the question. Often ...
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What should be done when a user edit a question to remove it?

I answered a question and the user accepted my answer but then he edited the question to replace it with... something that is not a question. Should I edit back the question? (Although in this ...
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Should closing as "too localized" require knowledge of the question's area?

I'm thinking of questions like this one. Yes, DOS is not commonly used but FreeDOS is still being developed, DJGPP still publishes new releases and there is still interesting work going on in that ...
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Is my question to be kept if it receives down-votes after being answered?

Take for example Gravatar being used to reclaim ownership of an account, a good idea?. Nobody voted until it had an answer. Now with an answer it is harder for me to delete it. And if I flag the ...
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Should I refrain from answering a question if it is "too localized"?

Earlier I answered this question which later got closed because it is "too localized". I can see that argument (nobody else will ever run into the same SyntaxError ever again) so I am OK with that. ...
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Clarification about flags on wrong questions

I've recently flagged a couple of questions: setting http_headers in app.yaml doesn't work (Flag message: OP has solved his mistake) https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8248030/c-sharp-...
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Are questions solved by fixing a typo or basic syntax error "too localized"? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should questions where a problem arose from a typo be closed? Questions solved by fixing the OP's typo are pretty common. Here's one I recently came across: https://...
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Is this question really "too localized?" [closed]

A moderator recently closed this question as too localized. I disagree. I think there is enough information here (code, error message, link to relevant plugin being used) that it is likely to help ...
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How should we deal with "How can I access this value of this nested data structure...." questions?

In the javascript and php tags (probably in others as well), a common problem seems to be how to access specific data structures (arrays, objects). Here is an example. How should we deal with this ...
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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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Self realization of a simple mistake rendering my question "too localized"

I posted a question on Stack Overflow, giving some details about a situation I did not understand. A couple of people offered help and suggestions ; however, after a while I realized my problem came ...
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Should a question where the question artificially rules out several good options be closed as "Too Localized"

For example, a user asks "I'm trying to solve this threading problem but I don't want to use lock() or interlocked.increment and I want a one line solution". It seems like this isn't going to be ...
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How should I treat a question which the asker just should have tried?

Sometimes I encounter questions on Stack Overflow where it appears that the asker should have just tried the code for themselves. Fer example, I've seen questions such as (in its simplest form): In ...
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Is this type of question always too localized?

css3 for this button Requesting help styling a button to a particular spec, no real assistance needed with how to do it, just which exact parameters he needs to punch in to make the button look right....
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