I just found this question through review -- a first post. The question is perfectly clear: the user has a problem and is asking for a solution. So it is not unclear what you're asking. I cannot say it is too broad since I do not know how broad it might be because there are no details, and it certainly doesn't seem that broad. I cannot say spam because it decidedly isn't. It doesn't seem primarily opinion-based and I do not know of anything it is a duplicate of. So I go under off-topic and I find:

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WHAT?? Where is missing context and all the other reasons present on Math SX? Should I leave it open? Should I choose too broad because an answer as of now would be guesswork? Why do we only have these two specific off-topic reasons? I believe the others at Math are pretty useful:

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So where have they gone? Were they ever present here? Why were they removed if they were? Can we have them back?


Joseph points out missing context is not off-topic, but still I think we should have that close reason. This way a question without context can be closed as such, so the poster will perhaps be incentivize to add this context.

  • But it's not off-topic: if it stays as it is it might be considered unclear at some stage in the future.
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Dec 7 '15 at 13:23
  • Perhaps missing context should be an independent reason then. I agree that having missing context under off-topic seems strange, but it is better than not having it.
    – MickG
    Dec 7 '15 at 13:25
  • BTW, don't you see the 'Other' off-topic close option (I'm guessing not)? I get three possible options, and the last one allows free text.
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Dec 7 '15 at 13:27
  • I'm afraid it doesn't show up in flagging, which is what I am doing from the First Post queue. This is what I see.
    – MickG
    Dec 7 '15 at 13:29
  • Went for I'm done for now, might flag it in the future.
    – MickG
    Dec 7 '15 at 13:31
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    As it stands, the question is unclear, since the problem is not reproducable. But usually, questions (other than spam/off-topic) stay open quite a while here. if they don't find an answer and can't be answered, they will be dealt with in a answer the unanswered session in the future.
    – Johannes_B
    Dec 8 '15 at 10:20

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