I just closed one that could have been closed as this. However it's no hardship to just do a custom close with your own message. Do we really need a other close reason?


I was uncertain about this, however I must admit that this question is a good case in point. The problem was confusing = with == in code. This is not so much a typo as a misunderstanding of the C++ language, however if the question were to remain it would just be solving one person's coding problem, without really contributing to the general Arduino ...


It seems we moderators have the power to add a new reason for closing as off-topic, although it needs more than one of us to approve it. To guide us, please vote up Majenko's suggestion if you approve of it (and vote it down if you don't). Comments or replies can also be used to argue for or against this proposal.


I would vote for introducing this new closing reason. While the first sentence in the descriptions (with the "not reproducible" and "typo") leaves a bit open what exactly is meant, the second sentence ("less likely to help future readers") is the important part in most cases. I don't want to advocate against the first sentence ...

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