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Site-specific or free-form close reasons that appear under the heading “off-topic”

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Let's Formulate our Audience-Specific Ciphertext / Scheme Analysis Close Reason!

As part of our on-going efforts surrounding the question closing and new user guidance experience, we are asked to provide new audience-specific formulations for our existing custom close reasons. I ...
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Can We get a Fourth Custom Close Reason Slot for Cryptocurrency Questions?

After the recent request by Geoffroy, and after feeling an increase in off-topic questions about cryptocurrencies, I decided to look into it more. As it turns out, the current statistics for our close ...
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Do we want to add CodeReview.SE to our Programming Close Reason?

As no answer had the required +6 votes at the end of the voting period, no change was implemented. Every now and then we get questions that post a snippet of cryptographic code and ask for non-side-...
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Let's actually vote on our site-specific close reasons! (2019 edition)

A couple of years ago we voted on our site-specific off-topic close reasons. Since then we have updated them every now and then, improving formulations and the like. However I have noticed that ...
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(When) are reference requests actually on-topic here?

I recently realized that we have some contradictory documentation on our site (and, probably, contradictory beliefs and opinions among users) about the topicality of questions asking for off-site ...
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Let's actually vote on our site-specific close reasons! (2016 edition)

We recently had the question here on meta coming up whether we should make "request for analyzing the security of a scheme" one of our three site-specific close reasons. Obviously this would mean we ...
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Can we add a 4th custom close reason?

We have discussed it here and feel that a 4th custom close reason would be useful to have based on our statistics of recent migrations. Can the SE staff please up our number of close reasons to 4? ...
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Typo in a custom close reason

Requests for analyzing or decyphering a block of data are off-topic here, as the results are rarely useful to anyone else. Please correct the spelling of deciphering. Moderators cannot edit custom ...
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Add custom close reasons refering to Stack Overflow and Security.SE

We currently have three site-specific close reasons: Requests for analyzing or decyphering a block of data are off-topic here, as the results are rarely useful to anyone else. Requests for ...
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