At least for someone who cannot vote to close, I can't figure out how to mark a question as off-topic that does not fit into one of the pre-defined categories?

For example Can a court order obtain others Facebook IP info? is off-topic for this site. - enter image description here

It is not a duplicate, unclear, too broad or opinion-based (just off-topic), so I chose off-topic... - enter image description here But at this point there's no category for this question - enter image description here

The same is true for questions that fit on another SE site but not one of the four listed.

Is this the wrong way to go about flagging these questions?

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    You could choose "primarily opinion based" in this case. I have the same with close questions that aren't fit to be migrated in the first place. You need to use "other" every time.
    – Jacob Jan
    Commented Jun 28, 2013 at 17:01

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What we did on WordPress Stack Exchange might fit here too. Slightly changed copy from WPSE:

This question does not appear to be about Web Applications within the scope defined in the help center.

Now we can use the proper flag/close reason, and the asker gets a helpful link.

  • +1 That seems like a great idea. Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 10:11
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    Seconded from Computer Science. We were explicitly discouraged from doing that when the new close reasons were introduced, but we do need a way to say “this is just plain off-topic”. Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 21:00

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