7 votes

Is it time to discuss custom close reasons?

We should have a custom close reason for recommendation questions There's a strong consensus that they're off-topic, but there also seems to be a way of changing recommendation questions into valid ...
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Can we change the wording of the primarily opinion based close reason?

I don't think we need to change it. Let's have a look at the wording of the "primarily opinion-based" close reason, which appears in the close banner on every question put on hold for this reason: ...
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6 votes
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A Question about ‘List Questions’

I voted to close the question that prompted this meta question, but agree that Spagirl raises a valid point. I think that we need to clarify our guidance to askers about list-based, recommendation-...
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Audience-specific texts for our "recommendation request" custom close reason

Brief description The name shown to flaggers/close-voters when seeking an option in the close menu: Recommendation or open-ended list question Usage guidance The description shown to flaggers/close-...
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Should we replace the "Primarily Opinion-Based" close reason with the old "Not Constructive" close reason?

What's wrong with "primarily opinion-based"? Let me play devil's advocate for a moment here. Do we really need to change the existing close reason? Yes, many of our good questions are subjective and ...
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Do either/both of these two questions fall under our "recommendations" close reason?

Question #1: should be closed. Although the question is posted with reference to specific book(s), it's asking about any books which use particular elements: Have there been any works of ...
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2 votes

Can we change the wording of the primarily opinion based close reason?

I actually think that the text of the old "Not Constructive" close reason is a better fit for our site. As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect ...
2 votes

Proposal: Require explicit support for conjecture questions

What problem would this be solving? Are we getting inundated with bad "unsupported conjecture" questions? Until they become a significant problem, it's not really worth creating a special close ...
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Do either/both of these two questions fall under our "recommendations" close reason?

I think question #2 should be closed on the basis of being "too broad" and have voted as such. For my birthday, one of my kids bought me a copy of Podkin One-Ear, a fantasy novel aimed at children. I ...
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Do either/both of these two questions fall under our "recommendations" close reason?

Question 1 is an open-ended list-based question, and so IMO close-worthy. Open-ended list-based questions such as this one ask "Are there any works that meet such-and-such criteria?" On the ...
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Do either/both of these two questions fall under our "recommendations" close reason?

For the sake of offering a different perspective on these questions, I propose that we interpret them literally instead of as implicit recommendation questions. In other words, interpret questions ...
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1 vote
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Should we replace the "Primarily Opinion-Based" close reason with the old "Not Constructive" close reason?

This could be a good idea, but I think you chose the wrong part of it to tweak. The bit about "facts, references, or specific expertise" works just as well for our site as for any other. You proposed ...
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