Questions tagged [close-reasons]

This tag is for instructions and guidance on closing or migrating questions, and the reasons for those closures.

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Why we're not customer support for [your favorite company]

Why can't I ask customer service-related questions here, like: The service is down. Fixed it! When will [some new feature] be released? Can I ask questions about using their app? How is that ...
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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 ...
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Is “needs details or clarity” connected to the help center article on questions that are automatically blocked for not meeting quality standards?

Recently, dozens (!) of old questions have been unilaterally closed in Web Apps SE as “needs details or clarity”, or closed as duplicates of questions also closed as “needs details or clarity”. (Some ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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When do moderators plan to clearly state whether showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps.SE?

On Why do the moderators refuse to clearly state whether showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps.SE?, I was told by a moderator to be patient. However I have already ...
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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?...
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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 ...
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What part of the question "Can I permanently hide the YouTube chat window?" needs details or clarity?

I noticed this question from November 2018: Can I permanently hide the YouTube chat window? which received a lot of positive feedback (+31 votes, 52k views), was unilaterally closed by a moderator on ...
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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-...
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Should questions asking about the existence of a feature on a website that turns out not to exist be systemically closed or left open?

I asked https://webapps.stackexchange.com/q/170373/18147. The answer seems to be no, it's not possible. One moderator closed the question with the reason: I closed this question because it's a ...
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Closing all questions regarding Google Reader

Given that Google Reader has been shutdown, I’d say that all questions regarding it should be closed. What say you? (This should also apply to any and all “dead” web apps, since there can’t be any ...
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Question closed for "needs details or clarity" but it's so simple I don't know what more detail to add

My question How do I download all my videos from Google Photos? was closed with the following reason: This question needs details or clarity. It is not currently accepting answers. Add details and ...
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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 ...
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Suggestions off-topic?

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 ...
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Is my question aboug Google Launcher off-topic?

Is https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/122479/is-possible-to-reach-google-launcher-discover-news-or-saved-pages-on-pc, is it off topic? Let me ask a different question as an example: Question: ...
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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 ...
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