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Revisiting a rejected custom close reason - proposal for a new one

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 ...
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Not Every Question Will Have a Product Recommendation

I just had an answer unilaterally deleted by ArtOfCode who, gave the following reason: Answers generally need to recommend a product. Since this doesn't, I'm deleting it This is so far beyond ...
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Under what close vote questions with a scope too narrrow to help other readers?

Unlike many sites, we don’t have a close reason for such questions. While some will arg this isn’t ok by the design of the stack exchange network, many sites like security.se accept such questions in ...
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Moderator closing questions when he is unsure if they are on topic

I have asked this question today and moderator closed it because I'm closing this question because we don't tend to deal with recommendations of manufacturers or stores, only hardware. You can ...
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Could we have a 'no research effort' close/flag reason?

Some questions are decent but lack research effort: The standard close reason for this type of question is that they are too broad: Requirements are too broad — This is a community-run website to ...
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Should we have a 'blatantly off-topic' custom close reason?

We got a custom close reason for unclear questions - yay! However, when we got this it deactivated the 'standard' blatantly off-topic reason, thereby making us have to use custom comments for ...
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Should we have a close reason for technical support questions?

We've gotten several questions that have been technical support type questions: https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/695/cant-be-established-connection-with-internet-whats-up https://...
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Should questions like this be closed?

Recently, we had this question about alternatives to the Raspberry Pi. It's answerable by a quick Google search, and by the requirements for questions that Robert Cartaino defined, is not specific ...
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Should we have a custom 'too broad' off-topic reason?

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 ...
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Are questions on defining requirements on-topic? [duplicate]

Should a question like this be closed? What should I look for besides pixel density/count when choosing a smartphone with a good camera? It was closed because the user didn't list definitive ...
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Add specific close reason for SuperUser content

Discussion here relates to questions being on topic on SuperUser, and therefore not here. I suggest adding the following as a custom close reason: "Hardware Recommendations" was created for ...