Most close reasons are fairly well known by high-rep users. However, with our newest addition 'not framed in cogsci' finally put in place, potential overlap with older close reasons arises. Therefore, I believe now is a good time to revisit all close reasons and to discuss how to disambiguate among them. If we want to portray ourselves as a cohesive, healthy community, we should try to uphold agreed upon standards.
Our close reasons:
- duplicate of...: This question has been asked before and already has an answer.
- off-topic because...: This question does not appear to be about cognitive sciences within the scope defined in the help center.
- 'self-help': Questions about the behavior of an individual person are off-topic. If you are concerned about a potential medical issue, please seek the advice of a medical professional. For more information, see Why was my self-help question closed as off-topic?.
- 'not framed in cognitive sciences': This question is not framed within the cognitive sciences. It is based on assumptions which are not made explicit, are not well-motivated (e.g., referenced), or are not held to be true within the cognitive sciences. For more information, see Why was my question closed as “not framed in cognitive sciences”?
- Other (add a comment explaining what is wrong)
- unclear what you're asking: Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question.
- too broad: Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question.
- primarily opinion-based: Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.
How do they overlap, and when should one be chosen over the other? Where does disagreement arise regularly, and how should we ideally deal with those situations?