Day after day we see many questions that do not have a RDBMS tagged, which got me thinking (a miracle, I know) - Why don't we have a custom closure reason of "RDBMS Not Specified" added?

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    How would that be different from unclear + a comment about the missing (R)DBMS? Mar 29, 2017 at 15:07
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    @dezso My laziness
    – Philᵀᴹ
    Mar 29, 2017 at 15:11

2 Answers 2


We can only have five active close reasons, and we are at that limit now.

You can always add a custom close reason when you vote to close. We do review those from time to time to see if there is a need to change one of the existing standard reasons.

If specifying the database is crucial to answering the question, I would have thought that the "unclear what you're asking" reason would suffice.

Related: Why is RDBMS Type not a required field on this exchange?

Suggestions about improving the initial tags and new-user question experience:

Having better questions in the first iteration seems preferable to adding a new close reason.



indicates the question is about the language, not any specific RDBMS.

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    You mean it should indicate that, right? ;) Mar 29, 2017 at 15:07
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    good point, @dezso - when I just re-read my answer, I almost laughed out loud. I thought to myself, "if only that were true".
    – Hannah Vernon Mod
    Mar 29, 2017 at 19:15

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