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When I open the Flag menu for a question or answer and select the Closing -> Off-Topic I see the next possible flag:

This describes a problem that can't be reproduced that seemingly went away on its own or was only relevant to a very specific period of time. It's off-topic as it's unlikely to help future readers.

Four flag in the Off-Topic menu

IMO this discription is very useful but it doesn't fit on the off-topic at all.

Are you agree? Shouldn't this be moved from there?

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    This is part of the new closing changes. Since they removed TL they moved most of what it covered under OT. – Seth Aug 2 '13 at 23:29
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    Right. But in this case I think that they were a bit off-topic (sounds recursive) – Lucio Aug 2 '13 at 23:31
  • Yes, everyone agrees with you, but what are we supposed to replace it with? – Seth Aug 2 '13 at 23:33
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    I'm not saying that this should be replaced, but moved. This could be moved into the parent menu. – Lucio Aug 2 '13 at 23:37
  • I think that it fits in the parent menu (Closing), since the action is Closing, the question is clossed because, blah, blah, blah, not closing because is off-topic and is off-topic because blah, blah, blah – Braiam Aug 5 '13 at 18:21
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    @Braiam Yes I'm agree. Because blah, blah, blah.. – Lucio Aug 5 '13 at 18:40
  • @Lucio, shouldn't this be tagged as feature-request? or a new question for that? – Braiam Aug 7 '13 at 16:50
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    This has been noticed on many sites: Shouldn't “off-topic” be only about… off-topic? – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Aug 9 '13 at 13:45
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Here on Ask Ubuntu, we have a page dedicated to explaining what is on- and off-topic: https://askubuntu.com/help/on-topic

Nowhere on that page does it mention that problems of this type are off-topic. So either that help page should be updated to say that such problems are off-topic, or the flag should be moved to a different flagging section.

  • The flag should be moved, but it seems that the people that have to do it are comfortable with it. – Lucio Feb 7 '14 at 22:24
  • @Lucio It can't be moved without changes to the system. Custom close reasons are all only listed under off-topic. – user98085 Feb 8 '14 at 1:13
  • @FEichinger which is wrong – Lucio Feb 8 '14 at 15:50

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