Currently we have three custom off-topic reasons:
- Questions on economics are off-topic unless they relate directly to personal finance.
- Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve.
- Questions about accounting are off-topic unless they relate directly to personal finance or investing from an individual's perspective.
However, we seem to be finding other common off-topic reasons that people are then shoehorning into these reasons. Should we instead combine the first and third reasons into something like
- Questions are off-topic that are not about personal finance but are instead primarily about accounting, gambling, economics, bitcoin, law, politics, quantitative finance, or some other subject.
I've been seeing some close reasons coming through for, say, bitcoin or politics questions but being labeled as economics. The other alternative is to write out a custom close reason. But that's extra work.
This would free up a custom close reason and offer a general bucket for "that's not really personal finance" questions.
We can only have three or four custom close reasons, so we can't add enough close reasons for each subject that people are using (I've seen recent examples of six of the subjects that I posted).