Over three and a half years ago (whoa!) we rejected adding a custom close reason for blatantly off topic questions. I'd like to revisit this decision.
In the past three years, we've picked up more traffic and gotten more questions that fall into a category where the question is about hardware, but it's not asking for hardware.
In the past 90 days, I see that there have been about 2/3 of the closed questions that have some variation of "This isn't related to hardware at all".
I'd like to add a new close reason that will encompass this type of question.
Not a request for hardware - Questions must be related to hardware and a recommendation for specific hardware.
That seems a little terse, and the way it's worded could overlap with both of our existing custom reasons - Technical Support and Too Broad. A great answer to this question, if you support the idea of this type of close reason, could propose better wording so that this new reason doesn't overlap as much.
Screen shot of custom close reasons in the last 90 days for users without access to the 10K tools (click to enlarge):