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Custom close reasons for software recommendations

Due to the unique nature of Software Recommendations in comparison to the rest of the Stack Exchange network, I feel some discussion needs to go into the creation of close reasons specific to this ...
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Expand the list of sites in the Close Vote reason "Belongs on another site"on the main site

I suggest expanding the list of sites in the Close Vote reason Belongs on another site on the main site. That will at least give the 'offenders' more information than Blatantly off-topic (which they ...
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Allow per-site close reasons that are not off-topic

About 2/3 of the questions that we close are due to a lack of clear requirements or purpose. Ideally, we would have a close reason that states something like Questions must describe the purpose for ...
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Is asking for lists of software welcome?

Today I stumbled upon this question that asks for a list of software. That is, it doesn't seek a (1) tool to accomplish a task, but it seeks everything there is in that area. My first impression was ...
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Too-broad Close Reason in Software Recommendations [duplicate]

What is the rationale/criterion on this site for the Too-broad close reason? I think I have a pretty good handle on close reasons for existing SE sites, and the "too broad" close reason in particular....
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