As some of you may be aware there are
upcoming new changes to how questions will be closed. Read the blog post for some more information.
One of the new changes is the following:
Off-topic closures will include feedback on what specifically is off-topic for that site. (new)
- Each site will have a list of its own specific pre-selected “Off-Topic” reasons
- Each closer will either select one of the site's standard reasons from the list (for instance, “Recipe requests are off-topic, although recipe replacements, etc. are allowed”), or,
- Closers can enter a free-form reason ("Your question appears to be about 'Cat Grooming', which is off-topic for Stack Overflow.")
- Free-form reasons will be presented as a comments, but the close dialogue will refer the reader to the comments for more info
- Free-form reasons picked by closers will be available to subsequent close-voters on that question as one of the selections from the list
- These lists will be determined by the communities, and moderators will be able to update them, subject to review by each other, their community, and the SE team
So, we need to come up with our list, which can contain three items. There is already an item, which is the following:
Questions on programming, PHP, SQL, etc. that do not relate directly to Drupal are off-topic here, but can be asked on Stack Overflow.
The list of the topics that are off-topic, as reported on https://drupal.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic, is the following:
- Comparison between Drupal and other CMS's, blog software, or similar software
- Requests for tutorials, and other online resources
- Requests for writing code from scratch
- Building a site from scratch
- Implementing a functionality, or a layout seen in a site, for which only a screenshot or a site URL is provided
- Issues found in existing modules/themes
- Issues about drupal.org, or any of its sub-domains
- Recommendations for hosting
Which other custom reasons should our closing dialog show for the off-topic reason?