We are currently running with a default set of reasons to VTC a question, or for flagging.
Should we also have some custom reasons? If so what might be suitable?
Here is one concerning License Recommendations:
Questions asking for the recommendation of a license must include sufficient information on the desired effects, the context regarding the current details of the project itself. Questions that do not include relevant information, or are unclear, will make it difficult to make a well-informed answer, and will be less likely to assist any future readers. Questions that specifically look for proprietary licenses are off-topic. See: How do I write a license recommendation question?
I used the SO minimal information close reason to help me with this:
Questions seeking debugging help ("why isn't this code working?") must include the desired behavior, a specific problem or error and the shortest code necessary to reproduce it in the question itself. Questions without a clear problem statement are not useful to other readers. See: How to create a Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable example.
One which immediately comes to mind concerns maintaining the neutrality of this site. There are numerous groups in the open/free movement (FSF, OSI, CC, Apache, etc) which often differ on ideological grounds.
Whilst the organizations themselves appear to work together without too much friction, sometimes their members/followers can be a little overzealous in promoting or defending their own group's point of view.
I would suggest a close reason along the lines of:
As currently worded, this post appears provocative and is likely to start arguments. While many good questions generate some degree of debate based on opinion, this question may require an answer that affects the neutrality of the site.
Feel free to wordsmith the text.
In my draft on-topic description I thought of two things which may be common enough to warrant custom close reasons:
Unless we come up with a bunch of others I'd suggest we add these at the beginning (possibly combined). If they end up not being very common we can replace it with another if needed.
I also want to add one for discussions:
Questions that are not constructive in nature when asking about a particular viewpoint may be seen as provocative, and can spark heated, unattractive debates between members of the community. As such, the question may potentially damage the neutral, community welcoming reputation of the site. See: [Why do we not allow these sort of questions meta post]
Any thoughts on either of them?