We used to be able to vote to close or flag questions as "too localized" if they were only relevant to a small region or specific point in time. I've come across a few questions recently that fit that criteria, but we don't seem to have an equivalent in the new wording. Am I missing something? Are we allowing more localized questions now? Is it simply an oversight?

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Basically, "too localized" was one of the least used and most misused close reasons, so it went away when the close reasons got revamped.

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    So how do we handle questions that are clearly too localized. E.g.: Does X brand currently manufacture a y widget? Where in Smalltown, USA can I find a whatever-thing? We get them on a semi-regular basis and they don't seem to fit any other closure criteria. Are we allowing those now?
    – jimchristie Mod
    Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 16:17
  • @jimirings: I think we should have a separate meta discussion for each of those, get them defined as off-topic, and create appropriate off-topic reasons for them... (maybe one that covers all those things?)
    – freiheit
    Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 18:16
  • Fair enough. I'll start it up.
    – jimchristie Mod
    Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 18:34

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