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Do I misunderstand the "too localized" close reason?

I believe the intended use of the Too localised reason is for questions about problems that could be described with a reaction like, I cannot understand how you can have a problem with that. Which,...
Andriy M's user avatar
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Why was question closed without any consideration around the content?

I was not one of the reviewers or close voters, but a contributory factor may have been the first comment (now deleted): A vote to close as too localized around the same time initiated a Close Review ...
Paul White's user avatar
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9 votes
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Boilerplate Comments for Closing Questions

Although I do feel honoured by being mentioned in your question, my comments have not always been well received. I've got a bunch of pre-defined comments lying around, which I will modify depending on ...
John K. N.'s user avatar
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Why was question closed without any consideration around the content?

The "close reason" text: Too localized - this could be because your code has a typo, basic error, or is not relevant to most of our audience. I've italicized the part I feel is relevant to your ...
Hannah Vernon's user avatar
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Why was question closed without any consideration around the content?

All my fault. I missed: I would accept that answer if it didn't work perfectly with another server of the same version already ... so you can blame me :-) That part completely changed the ...
Philᵀᴹ's user avatar
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8 votes
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Reinstate the default close reason?

Yes! Add a new custom close reason using the default close reason as a template.
7 votes

Why are related / similar questions being closed as duplicates of questions that they aren't duplicate of?

I agree; voting-to-close as dupe is easy to get wrong. And does tend to send the wrong message. In that vein, I've voted to re-open this, where you provided another excellent answer prior to it ...
Hannah Vernon's user avatar
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6 votes

Closing questions as off-topic when they belong on our site

Question #1 - while it is certainly not strictly about Java, the question is framed in the sense of a programming question, which is on-topic for StackOverflow.com, and since it doesn't reference or ...
Hannah Vernon's user avatar
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Are trivial questions 'too localized'? Any need to improve respective close reason message?

Not all closures will fall precisely into the exact interpretation of the wording jammed into generic close reason text. No matter how much we fiddle with that text, someone is not going to be happy ...
Aaron Bertrand's user avatar
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Are trivial questions 'too localized'? Any need to improve respective close reason message?

Assuming the 'too trivial' premise is correct (if it is not, please disconsider), perhaps we could improve the close reason to: "Too localized - this could be because your code has a typo, basic ...
Jack Douglas's user avatar
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5 votes

Closing questions as off-topic when they belong on our site

First question: would be on-topic for DBA if it wasn't also about how to interface this query to the Java code. Therefore I felt it was a better fit for SO. Second question: I have no idea why I ...
Colin 't Hart's user avatar
4 votes

Closing questions as off-topic when they belong on our site

I voted to close the individual questions because of .... It contains references to Java and in the statement it is asking for the syntax of a Java/INSERT statement with specific variables: The ...
John K. N.'s user avatar
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3 votes

Reinstate the default close reason?

No! People will choose the newly-reinstated default reason every time, depriving the question author of a more detailed reason for the closure, and specific advice on what to fix.
3 votes
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Why was a question about AWS RDS / Postgres permissions model closed?

I came across your question in Close Votes Review. From the information available there, it seemed you had answered your own question with the comment: @mustaccio not sure why I missed it in the ...
Paul White's user avatar
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2 votes

Do I misunderstand the "too localized" close reason?

I interpret the close reasons ... as follows with my additional supplements. duplicate of... This question has been asked before and already has an answer The question (or a similar question) ...
John K. N.'s user avatar
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2 votes

Why are related / similar questions being closed as duplicates of questions that they aren't duplicate of?

I don't think it is limited to closing as duplicates - I think it extends to all other reasons for closure as well. Over the past few weeks I have seen questions that have been flagged for closure as "...
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