This is a feature-request post.
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Currently, when you notice that a question is off-topic because it is not about Italian language and so you want to vote to close it, you have to go trough the following menu and choose "A community-specific reason":
This is the window that then appears:
As you can see, at present there's no option in the above menu to say that the question is not about Italian language. So you are forced to pick the "Other - add a comment" option and manually type a comment to explain that the question is off-topic because it's not about Italian language.
Since currently we are only using two of the three available "community-specific close reasons", my proposal would be to use the remaining free one to add the following close reason:
This question is not about Italian language as described in What topics can I ask about here?
This will add an extra option in the above menu that will appear just before the "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" and "Other - add a comment" options.
As one user have asked it, I've checked the questions closed or locked in the last 5 months to see the reason for closure: 7 were blatantly off-topic (they were asking about programming, configuring electronic devices and English language; 2 of these blatantly off-topic questions contained a link that was identified as possible spam and for this reason were locked before being closed), 1 was opinion-based, 1 was homework without any effort, 1 was a translation request, 1 was about the interpretation of a song, 1 was "unclear what you're asking" and 3 were duplicates. In addition to this, one other question has been voted to close it as off-topic, but it was deleted by a moderator before closing it because it contained an illegal request.
In my opinion, this change would make easier the task of closing questions that are blatantly off-topic.
Alternative wordings for this new close reason
You are invited to propose an alternative wording for this close reason by editing this post.
(If we decide to implement this change, we can later decide which is the best wording.)
- This question is not about Italian language (without any link)
- This a question that is not about Italian language
- This is not a question about Italian language
- What you are asking in this question is not about Italian language