EL&U has among its reasons for a close vote "general reference". I wanted to vote to close this question for that reason, but it doesn't appear on our list. Should it, or did EL&U do something special to get it?

  • What type of questions would you like to close with this reason?
    – HodofHod
    Jun 6, 2012 at 14:44
  • I don't know how common it would be. In this case the question could be answered by consulting the torah readings in the back of the siddur. (So I followed the crowd to "not constructive", but that didn't feel quite right, which got me wondering.) Jun 6, 2012 at 14:54
  • @MonicaCellio I may have used it here. He knew the phrase that he wanted. If had put it into google the correct source would have popped up instantly. judaism.stackexchange.com/q/16242/759
    – Double AA Mod
    Jun 6, 2012 at 16:58

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See a blog post that introduced this closure reason and explained that it was under consideration, and a later MSO answer by Jeff that described its implmentation on EL&U (and SciFi) and said (among other interesting things) "It is unlikely we will ever adopt this close reason network wide".

  • Thanks! Ok, I'd buy that. And if I haven't been prompted to ask the question until now, after more than a year of participation, it's probably pretty rare here. Jun 6, 2012 at 15:25

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