Questions tagged [close-reasons]

Please use this tag for questions about the close reasons themselves - e.g off topic, too broad, primarily opinion based, etc. If your question is about whether a question is on topic, please use [scope] instead.

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Should we add a stack-specific close reason for off topic "dear Abby" questions?

Dear Abby, I have a problem. I would like to flag or vote to close questions on IPS.se that are off topic because they ask for advice on what to do instead of how to do it. Unfortunately, there's no ...
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Was the question about offensive language in poetry handled appropriately?

How do you deal with abusive, vulgar and violent language in poetry? This question drew a lot of fire, comments, arguments, and close votes, but I'm not sure that it should have been closed. The ...
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Can we use custom close reasons more often for "off-topic" questions?

If you've been around for a bit, you have probably noticed that we close a lot of questions! Sometimes the default close reasons are fine, but we've also developed a few guidelines that can feel ...
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Questionable custom close reason

One of my questions was just closed with a somewhat questionable custom close reason: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it sounds like you've spoken to him about it a few ...
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"How to ... without being rude?" Should this kind of question get a custom close reason?

A big part of questions I've looked into since the site started was just a variation of "how to say/ask ... in a friendly way/without being rude". The answer can be broken down into "Simply do it, ...