Custom "off topic" close votes are coming to RPG.SE soon, and the NC and NARQ close reasons are being (partially) replaced:
- Closing changes: [on hold], unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized
As part of these changes we will be able to enter freeform comments when voting to close as "off topic", and our replacements for NC and NARQ will be more "actionable" by the question-asker, but it means we will lose some close reasons we're familiar with.
To replace the uses of NC, NARQ, and OT that are important to this site, we'll be able to specify up to three custom off-topic close reasons, and their explanatory text. These are both to cover site-specific reasons why we used to use NC and NARQ, but also simply for the convenience of not having to type "This site is about analogue RPGs, so computer RPGs are off-topic" by hand every time we choose "off topic". I expect that we will quickly figure out which reasons we need boilerplate list options for by looking at what freeform reasons are given most often, but I'm pretty sure we can come up with some of them now and start compiling our options early.
Also, it's important to emphasise that we absolutely don't have to choose anything now. When the new close menu rolls out, we will be able to use it just fine, and we can sort out what custom OT close reasons we want after we've gotten comfortable with it.
This post will also serve as the place to discuss wording and changes to our custom OT reasons, once the new voting code is live on RPG.SE. (Can I get a [featured] tag, mods?)
We will be limited to three custom OT reasons (at least at first), so we should make sure we pick the most useful or common ones.
And for further reference, this is what our close options will look like, so we can judge where there are holes to fill that are RPG.SE-specific: