An old close reason which was used to indicate that a question is ambiguous, vague, or incomplete. Since replaced by more descriptive reasons.
“Not a real question“ (NARQ) is the old close reason used when:
- The post is literally not a question (perhaps it’s just an angry rant).
- The meaning of the question cannot be determined.
- The asker has not provided enough information to make answering the question possible.
- The question is so broad that potential answers wouldn’t fit well in Stack Exchange’s question-and-answer format.
This close reason has been replaced by “off-topic“, “unclear what you’re asking“, “too broad“, and “primarily opinion-based“.