So I saw this question pop up today and took a look. After looking it over I felt that it should be closed because I feel like the question is really asking for relationship advice between the poster's wife and father. So I went to close it as off topic and I only had a couple choices:
- "Asking for shopping assistance" - nope
- "Medical advice" - nope
- "Belongs on another site" - not that I know of
- "Blatantly off-topic" - maybe?
Since I am used to StackOverflow I am used to more specific reasons for closure, ie. this question is off-topic in this specific way (ex: you've asked for debugging help but haven't provided any code, please provide some code so we can help). I feel that that is more helpful to me in communicating to other community members and the poster what is wrong with the question and how it can be improved. "Blatantly off-topic" feels like the catch-all reason for when nothing else fits. I know I could just flag it as blatantly off-topic and leave a comment but I feel like that would turn the comments into a discussion on whether the question is on-topic or not and would prevent useful comments about the question from being read (we would end up with a low signal to noise ratio).
So do we need a close reason that is something like the following?
This question appears to be asking for relationship advice. We welcome questions about relationships that relate to parenting and raising children. This question is off-topic because advice for how to handle relationships where a child is not involved is not within the scope of acceptable questions.
(I know my wording is not great, but I will leave it to the wordsmiths of the world to come up with something better.)