Questions tagged [close-reasons]
This tag is for instructions and guidance on closing or migrating questions, and the reasons for those closures.
Do we need a close reason for questions asking about proprietary/non-public information or policies?
We get a fair number of questions that are similar to Email Taken and also not found on Instagram (not picking on any one user in particular, the question just happened to be at my fingertips). I'm ...
Is my question off-topic?
This question, is it off topic? Let me ask a different question as an example: Question: Can I use Instagram, the mobile app, from PC? Not run the app on PC, no no no, can you use Instagram from ...
For this question, How do I download a YouTube video? How is it not closed? Essentially it amounts to, What software can I use to download a YouTube video? Every answer is for a different piece ...
What flag should be used for customer service questions?
I have just seen this question which looks to me immediately off topic because it is a customer service question, which is off-topic according to this. But when I look at the off-topic flag list: I ...
Old notable question closed as "Off topic" in December 2017
This question I asked in 2012 has more than 282,000 views and it was still getting upvoted till early December: Is there any service that provides accurate driving directions to a location at a ...
Overzealous app recommendation closing/deleting
So, here's a question that was closed for being an app recommendation request, and then later deleted. Since only 10k users can see it, I'll quote it here: Is there a way (an app maybe) to find like-...
Should questions which have a non-reproducible error be closed?
There are a lot of questions where people have encountered an "error" while trying to use certain features of a web-app and it hasn't worked for them. But if the error is not reproducible by potential ...
Please update the "recommendation" custom off-topic reason to include guidance to Software Recs
Among our current custom off-topic Close reasons is one for questions asking for recommendations. It currently reads: Application/website recommendations are off-topic and out of scope. It is better ...
Please reinstate the default off-topic reason: not about Web Applications
Some questions are blatantly off-topic, to the point that no explanation is needed beyond stating this fact. I'm not using a real example, but the situation is not hypothetical. One of my front ...
Is this question really opinion based?
For my question, I noticed that it was getting no attention when I realised that it had been closed because of being primarily opinion based. This does not appear correct to me (or Rainbolt, the PPCG ...
Let's expand the "dead app" close reason
One of the custom off-topic close reasons here is Questions on applications that no longer exist are off-topic for Web Applications as no one will ever be able to make use of the answers again. ...
New custom close reason here on meta
I've proposed the following new custom close reason for here on Meta.Webapps: The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the circumstances affecting the ...
Make all recommendation questions out of scope and off topic, regardless of research
Maybe it's time to be final and state that any and all recommendation questions are just off topic and out of scope with the site. The current close reason listed reads: Questions seeking ...
Re-phrase "web development" close reason
The current custom close reason for application development question reads: Questions about web application development are off-topic here, but can be asked on Stack Overflow. We're doing our ...
New close reasons: unclear, too broad, opinion-based, and custom sub-reasons off-topic
There will be changes in close reasons in the next few days: “not constructive” and “not a real question” are replaced by “unclear what you're asking” “too broad” “primarily opinion-based” “off-...
Are questions regarding website policies on-topic?
I voted to close this question as it seemed to me to be too localised as site policies change over time. However, the owner disagrees, as when policies change the answers can just be edited. Thoughts?...