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Custom Close Reasons for 2020

It is time we reevaluate the custom off-topic reasons that Drupal Answers is using. Right now, we have two custom reasons. Questions on programming, PHP, SQL, etc. that do not relate directly to ...
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What’s the reason for closing previous years Community Promotion Ads posts?

If you look at some of the Community Promotion Ads posts from the previous years, a lot of them are closed as duplicates. Why has this been done? Does closing a question as duplicate help google to ...
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Add “Bugs must be reported on drupal.org” as close reason

When there are issues like Metatag images don't work anymore after updating to Drupal 8.6 I tend to close-vote them and giving off-topic because ... > Questions asking to recommend or find a book, ...
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What to do with questions regarding server configuration?

I have seen some question regarding server configurations, for instance "How do I install [apache|nginx|letsencrypt]?". These questions are obviously not related to Drupal. There is however also no a ...
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Duplicated reason of a duplicate choice

When flagging the question, these options are presented to me: I am flagging to report this question as... spam Exists only to promote a product or service, does not disclose the ...
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Stop voting to put Drupal questions on hold as “Questions on programming, PHP, SQL, etc.”

I see this more and more these days. There are questions like this - not so good ones, maybe should be put on hold, maybe not. Doesn't matter. It is a question about Drupal, Drupal-specific tools (...
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New Close Reason

The moderators recently added a new close reason to the Off-Topic list: This question was caused by a problem that can no longer be reproduced or a simple typographical error. While similar ...
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How to deal with questions for which the correct answer is simply “no”?

I encountered How can I set Dkim in phpmailer? recently. The correct answer is simply: You can't. Oh, of course I might quote some parts of feature request on Drupal.org and describe with detail ...
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Should questions that contains only error or warning message and asking what to do be considered on-topic?

For example Array to string conversion in DrupalDefaultEntityController->cacheGet() Is it on topic here? Should it be exception, as stefgosselin says? Why was it reopened, when it clearly does not ...
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Off topic or on topic?

Are these questions on-topic? Drupal 7, displaying an image to search results How to show "field-image" in search page? Both are about Drupal Core issue #1166114 Manage Displays Search ...
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Should requests for a module be considered valid or offtopic?

Connected topic: Questions that lack any research effort We have three kinds of module requests here: Give me module that will ............... (example) I tried using ........ but it can't ....... ...
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Is this a valid question?

I mean drush and db credentials from external sources. Looks like OP has no clue how php.ini files works within CLI environment. He even posted snippet showing drush is using other php.ini than the ...
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Questions that lack any research effort

Referring to this question specifically: https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/83187/unable-to-add-placeholder-for-date-field The question is completely pointless; the answer is in the 2nd ...
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Should question about applications designed for Drupal, but working outside it, be on-topic here?

For example this one. Application in question is Filebuilder Desktop Application - stand alone, closed source, paid commercial java-based application run on the personal computer. But designed ...
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Questions that contain nothing but a request for code

We've had a lot of these recently, even a few today. I'll get straight to the point: It's my opinion that any question that simply requests we write code for the asker, and that shows zero research ...
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Custom off-Topic reasons for Drupal Anwers

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 ...
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What should the lower level of Drupal questions be?

I've noticed that since we've been getting more traffic on the site, which is good, we are also starting to see some very inexperienced Drupal users asking questions that I would call low level ...
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Add “general reference” as reason to close a question

In English Language and Usage is possible to close a question because it is a "general reference." That closing reason would apply for Drupal Answers too.