When should this be used?

When a problem goes away and nobody knows enough about why that an answer would likely help anybody else, voting to close as off-topic with the "a problem that can't be reproduced" sub-reason is appropriate.

Often, when the OP solves their own problem, people vote to close as "a problem that can't be reproduced." That's wrong. When the solution might help others with the same problem, the question should be answered.

This is actually totally off: firefox can't the server at start.unbuntu.com

It was asked 18 hours ago. He replied 7 hours ago. He has not said that he can now access start.ubuntu.com. I can't see anything there suggesting that his issue has been resolved.

This is another example:

Can I change or replace Unity Launcher Dash behaviour?

Okay, so it was asked a while ago. But how has it been resolved? Has anyone asked the OP if they have solved the issue?

Reminder. The only time you should use this reason is when a problem goes away, and the solution is not known.

And why "again" in the title?

  • What about when the question is worded in such a way that the solution was not the question asked? Such as this? askubuntu.com/questions/802710/… In this case I voted to close my own question as it indicated that the known solution wasn't what I was looking for, there were no answers and the problem is now gone.
    – Elder Geek
    Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 17:18

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For the second example, OP had this to say in the comments:

Following @xangua's advice decided to switch to xfce, configured it to my needs and everything works fine now, so I voted to close it as it doesn't bother me anymore. Though maybe somebody in the future will be interested in the same so decided not to delete it.

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