Posts on StackExchange are closed for numerous reasons, and ticking of the right box for the exact reason might not always fit the question quite right, or the reason might sometimes be very vague. For new users, knowing exactly why ones question was closed is not always clear.
Now, I am not suggesting that we add a whole new bunch of close reasons, but simply to add a new field where the user flagging to close needs to write a short description of why the question is being closed.
Fo instance, sometimes the reason to close are added as a comment as in Why is my bibliography in italic style? [on hold], but not always. It would also be a lot cleaner if the reason was given in the reason-box, and not in the comment only.
As I see it at the moment, the default reasons for closing, are just categories. These could benefit from an additional mandatory field where a more fitting reason is supplied.
As mentioned by
David Carlisle and
Alan Munn, this request should be made on the main meta site. Therefore the question has been posted there, for those who are interested in the discussion, see: Feature request: Add mandatory field for more precise reason