A number of questions have come up recently where the code is not the asker's own code, prompting a 'close' response. It would be convenient if there was an 'off-topic' close option that included:

off-topic because the code you want reviewed is not your code. See the help (item 2) for on-topic posts

link points to https://codereview.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic

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    \$\begingroup\$ Totally agree. Actually each point in the on-topicness checklist should be a default close reason. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 1:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ There can only be three custom close reasons at this time and we are using all of them already, so this can't currently be done. Feel free to suggest replacing one of the other reasons with this one, but I don't think it's common enough to warrant deactivating one of the others. \$\endgroup\$
    – Adam
    Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 22:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ @codesparkle: Is that just a beta thing? SO has five custom close reasons. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jamal
    Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 0:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Jamal this limit applies to all sites with specific exceptions (not sure if there are any except for Stack Overflow) as explained in this MSO answer. I'm not convinced that there's an urgent enough need for this to warrant asking for an exception though. The wording of the proposed new close reason also leaves a lot to be desired. \$\endgroup\$
    – Adam
    Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 2:20
  • \$\begingroup\$ @codesparkle: Thanks for the link. While it's an okay close reason, I do agree that the active three are more common. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jamal
    Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 2:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ @codesparkle - If the wording was better would it help? I only ask because I think that, with minor changes, the first two off-topic close options are really just one - to review code we need to have working code... \$\endgroup\$
    – rolfl
    Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 2:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ I would like to point out that linking to the on-topic page is as easy as [help/on-topic]: help center. \$\endgroup\$
    – amon
    Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 16:36


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