The entire question "close" system across the Stack Exchange network is going to get a face-lift soon that will (hopefully) make the fall a little bit gentler for new users and ease the learning curve. I expect this will help our site greatly in transitioning people from the normal preconceived notion of what sort of questions to ask to the specific guidelines of this site and the way we have of keeping things constructive.
You can read about the background to the changes here:
- Closing changes: on hold, unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized
In summary, the language of 'closed' is being softened to 'on hold' to help people grasp the idea that this is a chance to potentially fix their question and get it opened again. Along with this change, the close reasons and explanations are also getting an overhaul.
To top it off, we will have the option to configure site specific close reasons:
As an example of how this might be used, check out what the Physics site is talking about for a couple potential site specific close reasons:
The question is, should we consider any site specific close reasons here and if so what should they be and why?