This applies to a few questions out there, especially the ones asking for personal career advice.

Was this function removed during graduation of the site? Or is it just me who can't access it anymore?

Edit My guess is that when the site graduated I lost the moderation privilege due to my low reputation. This option used to show up immediately upon hitting the 'close' link, and now I don't see it anymore but buried 4 layers down the flagging dialog.

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"Difficult to generalize" is now found under the Flag option by selecting "another reason," then "off-topic." It's a bit buried, but now you have more options to choose from.

  • Great, more options is good. I was actually referring to questions that are too specific, rather than too generalized, but your answer point out the right thing.
    – Cape Code
    May 6, 2014 at 14:46
  • @aeismail "Too generalized" is not what my problem is, at least. There's a lot of questions here that are very specific to someone's situation, and unlikely to be helpful to anyone but the OP. It would be nice to have a means of flagging those.
    – Fomite
    May 6, 2014 at 14:51
  • @Fomite I think it's just a typo. The option can be found in: Flagging>Closing>Off-Topic 'Questions that cannot be generalized to apply to others in similar situations are off-topic. For assistance […] see: What kinds of questions are too localized?'
    – Cape Code
    May 6, 2014 at 14:52
  • @Jigg I think my problem is I see Flagging and voting to Close to be separate processes. It is indeed in the Close options.
    – Fomite
    May 6, 2014 at 14:56
  • Yeah, I got the title wrong. It should have said "too specialized" or "difficult to be generalized."
    – aeismail
    May 6, 2014 at 16:15

I don't have that option either - the closest thing I can see to it is just "It needs moderator attention".

It would be nice to have either a close vote or flagging option for that. I personally find "this is too hard to render into a non-single use question" much more common than "Too Broad" as a reason I want to see things closed or edited.

  • While @aeismail's approach is better, this is definitely acceptable as well.
    – eykanal
    May 6, 2014 at 16:36

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