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This close reason has been replaced by “off-topic“, “unclear what you’re asking“, “too broad“, and “primarily opinion-based“.