Today, someone asked what this sentence means:
This first choice of yours is no second best of all.
Without additional context, I think the answer is "nothing". And we were informed that there was no additional context, so I posted "nothing" as an answer.
However, my answer was converted to a comment, and the question was closed as "unclear what you're asking". This seems odd to me for two reasons:
- It's clear what they're asking. They want to know what it means.
- What it means is nothing. Nothing is the right answer.
But perhaps we should close it anyway--let's look at the existing close reasons. Do any of these apply?
- Entirely answerable with a dictionary: No, a dictionary wouldn't answer it.
- More details, please: No, there are no more details to give.
- Proofreading: No, it doesn't appear to be about proofreading.
- Unclear what you're asking: No, it's clear what they're asking. They want to know what it means.
- Too broad: No, it's fairly focused.
- Primarily Opinion-Based: No, it doesn't appear to be asking for opinions.
It doesn't seem like the question fits any of the existing close reasons, which is why I answered it. Of course, it's unlikely to be of value to future users, so Too Localized would be appropriate--but we don't have that close reason anymore.
So if we do want to close it, I think we need a new or custom reason. I'm not sure what that reason should be, though.
What should we do with questions like this?