I just ran across this question and was going to flag it for closure as off topic (beta versions not supported until released) -- but the flag dialog only had spam, rude/abusive, and "other, needs moderator attention" options. I used to get an option for "should be closed because", vaguely similar to what I get for a close vote on other SE where I have that privilege (and I used to have that option in the flag dialog on askubuntu SE).

Was this changed, or is it something specific to my account?

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The question is already closed. That's why you don't see the "Should be closed" option.

This is the close reason box on the question, and yes I did cast a binding "Close vote" flag because it is indeed offtopic:

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If you refresh the page where you're viewing the question it should show up now as "closed", and "[on hold]" in the title area alongside the original title.

  • I wondered about that, and reloaded the question before asking here. It didn't show closed at that point.
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Feb 26, 2018 at 15:53
  • I don't know when you hit "Reload" but the flags queue box is a separate web request so it'd know if it was closed or not
    – Thomas Ward Mod
    Feb 26, 2018 at 16:08

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