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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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Are trivial questions 'too localized'? Any need to improve respective close reason message?

Update: I've deleted my answer on the referenced question. Now, it can be purged by delete votes or the Stack Exchange Roomba. I would like to understand better why How to upgrade pgAdmin 4 version 1....
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Closing questions as off-topic when they belong on our site

Over the past couple of days I have noticed questions that have been flagged as needing to be closed or migrated to Stack Overflow because these questions contain code or not direct questions about a ...
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Why are related / similar questions being closed as duplicates of questions that they aren't duplicate of?

There have now been two questions closed as "duplicate" in the past several days (at least that I have seen) that are definitely not duplicates. Yes, they are similar / related / overlapping, but not ...
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Reinstate the default close reason?

Since we have custom off-topic close reasons: ...we can no longer choose the default off-topic close reason: Question Should we add a new custom close reason that mirrors the default reason text, ...
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Why was question closed without any consideration around the content?

Server responds with empty packet during session negotiation resulting in client giving a malformed packet error I laid out clear terms as to what was going on, suggesting it was likely a ...
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Shall we add a new 'off-topic' reason for questions that are 'too basic'?

We get questions from time to time like this one or the odd 'how do I join two tables' SQL question, which fall short of our 'expert-level'. Some are best migrated to SO, but for the rest, would it ...
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Shall we add a new 'off-topic' reason for questions that really need professional support?

We get questions like this where it is immediately obvious that the OP has a much bigger issue than they realise, and they need a consultant or vendor support, much hand holding and hands-on access to ...
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What should our list of off-topic close reasons be?

Close reasons are changing, as well as the sub-reasons for off-topic. We should probably try to avoid falling behind. This post borrows quite heavily from this post on meta.robotics (which borrowed ...