The following topics are off-topic by definition of the help center:
- Proofreading ("Is this right?", "Are there any mistakes?"), unless the source of concern is clearly specified
- Writing advice (see Writers.SE instead) or critique requests "How to improve my English?" (this is not constructive anyway)
- Translation and non-English languages — please see the translation tag info for details
- Naming, including naming programming variables/classes
- Criticism, discussion, and analysis of English literature
- Jokes that do not rely on the English language
Yet there is only the off-topic flag for proofreading, not for the other ones, which only leaves blatantly off-topic. Although that is not really true either most of the times.
In my opinion these six points as defined in the help center should be available as flagging options. It reduces both the time the moderator reviewing the flag (I guess) as well as the time the person who flags needs to decide. I know that that problem disappears for people who can actually vote to close, but for us lowly <3k rep users that would be a valuable addition.
The same idea has already been floated a few years ago but without any real responses.
If this is still not wanted I am interesting what one should flag those questions with? Are they all blatantly off-topic although the certainly have something to do with the English language, just not in the scope of this site?
Do I pick something more or less at random from the other reasons? Do I just ignore it and leave it for people with the reputation to close right away?