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Syntax for MSE Room 766 (Closevotes)

Messages should be in the following syntax:

{CloseType} {Link}

Where {CloseType} is:

Any of:
  {ShortCloseReasonType}
  OffTopic/{OffTopicID}

{Link} should be a URL embedded into an <a href="{Destination}" rel="nofollow">[Inline Text]</a> format by the chat, with no characters after the link.

{ShortCloseReasonType} is any of the following character sequences. They represent elements from CloseReasonTypes in Stack Exchange Data Explorer. * types are deprecated on the main site and should not be used. Bots are allowed to ignore these messages safely. + denotes types which shouldn't be used, despite having appeared previously in the transcript, but may be accepted again at a future date.

TooBroad
*NotConstructive
*NotQuestion
*TooLocalized
+Duplicate
Unclear
TooBroad
POB

{OffTopicID} is an integer value equal to any of the left most number of each of the following rows. They represent elements from CloseAsOffTopicReasonTypes in Stack Exchange Data Explorer. * types are deprecated on the main site and should not be used. Bots are allowed to ignore these messages safely. Values denoted with - indicates that a new close reason is in place instead of it, see the value to the right of the row for details.

4 General computing hardware and software which do not involve tools used for programming.
*5 The specific problem is not described, no code to reproduce is provided. Lacks SSCCE.
*6 Lacks minimal understanding of the problem being solved.
7 Professional server- or networking-related infrestructure administration. Should be on Server Fault.
-8 Recommendation of a tool, library or favourite off-site resource. Now 16
*10 Lacks minimal understanding of the problem being solved, and no effort shown.
11 Unreproducible problem or simple typographical errors, resolved in manners unlikely to help future readers.
*12 Lacks sufficient information or even minimal examples.
13 Debugging help without including desired behaviour, a specific problem or error and MCVE.
-14 Recommendation of a book, tool, library or other off-site resource. Now 16
-15 Recommendation of a book, tool, library or other off-site resource. Now 16
16 Recommendation of a book, tool, library or other off-site resource.
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