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When voting to close a question, you can add a custom reason, or use one of these:

  • Questions seeking price-shopping assistance are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve.
  • Questions on driving techniques are off-topic unless asked in regard to a specific mechanical problem. See: Are driving questions on-topic?
  • This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network

Could we add more for common things - particularly this one (or something similar):

  • Questions relating to local laws are off topic because they are only relevant to a single jurisdiction and do not relate to solving mechanical problems
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  • While I see the gist of your question, how often do we actually get a question which involves law? At a SWAG, I'd bet it's less than once per month? Does that meet a threshold for having a separate selection? And don't get me wrong, I'm not against this! Just throwing that out there. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Feb 19 '16 at 16:30
  • Could we use one for low-quality questions that are unlikely to ever receive an answer (because of the question or a low rep user that may not come back)? – David Winslow Feb 21 '16 at 4:19
  • @Paulster: There are five slots available per site. While you're right that a specific reason might be needed rarely in absolute terms, it might also make sense to have the most clear-cut reasons spelled out in the system. In some cases, having a more official-looking message can be helpful to someone whose question is closed. As an aside, you and other 10k users can see stats on the custom close reasons at mechanics.stackexchange.com/tools/question-close-stats – jscs Feb 25 '16 at 19:59
  • So, looking at the close vote reasons on that link, we have in the last 90 days, 25 custom off-topic closures - 7 are law-related, 5 recommending other sites (EE and Bicycles - the 4 suggesting EE look like wrongly-migrated questions originally from there), 2 chat, 1 language, 2 opinion-based, 1 software, and the rest are unclear from the comments – Nick C Feb 26 '16 at 11:16
  • Over the same time period there were 16 price-shopping and one driving techniques questions – Nick C Feb 26 '16 at 11:17
  • I take it @BobCross either hasn't seen this or is ignoring it? – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Mar 9 '16 at 12:26

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