Until very recently (maybe less than a couple of days ago) if I voted to close a question, I could re-open the close box and find a hyper-link to a page that explained why shopping questions get closed (for instance). I could then copy that hyper-link and add a comment to the original question such as: -

[Reason why shopping questions get closed](hyper-link)

I did this to be a little helpful to the person raising the question.

I can't easily find that hyper link any more so can anyone direct me?


This is the link I'm referring to.

  • \$\begingroup\$ It seems to have happened since the "community-specific reason" change, at the moment it seems the only way is to open the dialog on a random question without actually closing and copying Q&A is Hard, Let’s Go Shopping! \$\endgroup\$
    – PeterJ
    Apr 16, 2020 at 9:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks but that's not the same page that succinctly explained that shopping questions are off topic. \$\endgroup\$
    – Andy aka
    Apr 16, 2020 at 9:08

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I was being dumb - it can be found here: -

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  • \$\begingroup\$ +1 for being dumb, at least other users will be able to find this if they search for it on the meta \$\endgroup\$
    – Voltage Spike Mod
    Apr 25, 2020 at 18:50

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