In Robert Cartaino's answer here, he mentions this text:
Closed as a broad recommendation or poll
"Hardware Recommendations" is a community-run website to help participants complete an exhaustive solution search given very specific requirements. Unfortunately, questions seeking broad product recommendations are outside the scope of this site. Part of seeking a solution through this site is to explain why any random product search will not work for you. This question is too broad to narrow down the possible solutions in any definitive way. — draft
It occurred to me that this would make a good off-topic close reason, but it's too long by 46 characters - there's a maximum of 400 characters for these.
So, two things:
- Should we have something like this for an off-topic close reason?
- If so, how can we trim it down to fit in 400 characters, while still being welcoming and informative?