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Should we add something to the close-vote off topic > proofreading tick-item to include "what does this mean" requests?

To be clear, I'm not suggesting adding a new tick box, just adding to the label of the existing proofreading reason.

  • Do you know what tic means? – deadrat Jun 25 '16 at 3:11
  • all right, I'll fix it :-) – Phil Sweet Jun 25 '16 at 4:08
  • The funny thing is that tick box seems to be what they are really called. I had no idea, I just made it up as a description. – Phil Sweet Jun 25 '16 at 4:17
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I don't think we need another close-reason when we have general reference.

"What does this mean" questions should be closed using

Plese include the research you've done, or consider if your question suits our English Language Learners site better. Questions that can be answered using commonly-available references are off-topic.

It can cover many questions that don't show enough research efforts.

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    Also worth pointing out that we only get a limited number (3) of custom close reasons, so they must be fairly generic / broadly applicable if they're to be useful. Plus I imagine the people who are too lazy to check a goddamn dictionary are unlikely to be interested in the finer details of why their question is off-topic. – Dan Bron Jun 24 '16 at 12:49
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    I wasn't suggesting a new item, Just an expanded label. But I will use the reason indicated in the answer. – Phil Sweet Jun 24 '16 at 13:42

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