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Like any good question on SE, it should really be about the amount of effort. If they cut and paste their homework question, I would close and eventually delete that. If they cut and paste, show their answer and their process, then I would try to answer it. They don't have to give the right answer; even a mistake can be helpful to teach. Proposed rules ...


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I declined the flag. The option I was thinking of that I thought you should have used was "Other (leave a comment to explain what is wrong)". But I hadn't realised (or at least had forgotten) that you don't get that option until you have enough reputation to cast a proper close vote rather than just flagging. So apologies, if I had realised that I would have ...


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I’m not in favor of this change. When these “quick close” reasons exist, people tend to use them instead of providing a custom reason for a close vote. And you’ve turned this quick close reason into a “catch-all” reason. Close voters will choose this reason for anything at all that they don’t like, as it covers “some other subject.” It doesn’t really ...


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Ganesh has explained the specific reason for this case. However, in general... For users who have enough reputations to cast close votes, they're forced to use the custom close reason that will post the "I'm voting to close this question because ..." comment. However, for users who don't have the close vote privilege, if they think a question needs to be ...


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I've reopened it (though in general you should just use reopen votes/flags to get this reviewed through the review queues). It still seems a bit like "give me a recommendation" but I agree there's a higher-level question about how to go about it/what kinds of providers to use that is on-topic.


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Keep in mind, gray. If a question is spam, I mean NSFW spam, by all means, flag it. Or so off topic, that there's no way it should stay here. The issue as I saw it was that by flagging, it needed to be addressed by a mod. The question, along with those Ben Miller cited, are in that gray area. Say it was 6 years ago, and the first question we got of the ...


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Yes We should consolidate the two current custom close reasons into one new reason with the following wording: 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. If you think this wording is better than the two ...


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