Ok, before I go put on my asbestos underpants and ask on the mothership, let me ask here first.
I came across this question today:
A lot people nowadays think that your smart only if you get good grades In gcse's and A Levels
Now it doesn't happen daily, but we do get questions which have literally nothing to do with the topic of the site. The problem is, we don't have a close-reason for that¹.
Why not? Some other sites do:
So why don't we?
Please note, I am emphatically not asking that we allocate one of our precious three custom close-vote categories to creating a "blatantly off-topic" reason; rather, I'm wondering why that isn't already offered as a standard option.
Was "blatantly off-topic" ever offered as a standard close reason on ELU? If so and it was removed, why? I suppose I can imagine people abusing it as the laziest option.
What can we do to institute "blatantly off-topic" as a standard (not custom) close reason on EL&U?
¹ Yes, of course I could VtC the question as "other" with a custom message, but that doesn't seem like the right approach to me: first, this is a common enough issue to warrant a standard close reason, second, what would my custom message be, beyond "blatantly off-topic"? I'd also like a fire-and-forget option for closing such questions; they're not worthy of the extra time required to type a custom message, especially on a mobile device.