We're getting quite some questions that are closed with a custom close reason. Over the past 90 days, we closed 234 questions, 40 (17%) with a custom reason. Looking through the list of custom close reasons that have been used over these past 90 days, I see many of the form
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the philosophical problem is unclear.
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is not a question about philosophy.
Also in my experience, we're getting quite some questions that are just 'blatantly off topic'. Examples include
- "What does this quote mean?"
- Strictly mathematical questions
- Questions about English usage (even when texts occur in a philosophical context)
I think we could benefit for a new close reason to cover these kinds of situations. I'm not sure (yet) how to formulate it, but something like
While this question may be related to philosophy or occur in a philosophical context, the question itself doesn't seem to be about philosophy, and is therefore not a good fit for our site.
Do you also think we could benefit from this, and if there is support from the community, could such a close reason be added? Suggestions for textual changes / scope broadening/narrowing are of course most appreciated.
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Note: Crypto.SE has a close reason 'blatantly off topic - this question has nothing to do with cryptography'.