Stack Exchange has recently changed how questions get closed. Part of this change includes defining three custom messages to be used as additional information when closing as "Off Topic".
“Off-Topic” now includes site-specific close reasons
Many communities have decided that some questions that sound like they fall under the topic “headline” (“cooking”, ”photography”, etc.) should be explicitly disallowed:
- On our cooking site, recipe requests are off-topic, (but recipe replacements questions are allowed).
- On photography – “fix my picture” questions are off topic, (but specific technique requests are allowed).
- Stack Overflow is about programming, but programming questions you’d solve on a whiteboard or that ask what’s wrong with a large block of code are no good.
And, as of today, they are also available to “off-topic” close-voters right in the close dialogue. Users can pick one from the site’s list, or if none apply, they can enter a free-form one which will appear as a comment and as a choice for others voting to close the same question:
- “Your question appears to be about ferret grooming, which is off-topic for Stack Overflow”.
As a community we should decide what three custom "Off Topic" messages will be displayed by default in the close dialogue. Please post one suggestion per answer; the three highest voted answers will be used.