Update 11/17/2022: Now live
Given the relatively clear consensus of +4 (+5 for / + 1 again) we have implemented the closure reason. You can find it on the flag / close vote dialog box under "Needs improvement > A community-specific reason > General nutrition or dieting".
Thanks to everyone who weighed in with their votes.
Our community receives a number of questions about nutrition which are off-topic according to the help center. Should we create a custom close-vote reason to cover nutrition questions?
Each Stack Exchange network site can have three custom question closure reasons. We currently have two: personal medical advice and lack of research. That means we have room for one more custom closure reason. Moderators can define a new custom close reason by providing the guidance documented in five separate text fields: brief description, usage guidance, post notice close description, post owner guidance, and public guidance.
As described on the main Meta site, custom close reasons should:
- Identify a specific topic considered inappropriate
- Explain why a given topic is not allowed
- Provide resources that will aid askers in solving their problems: either instructions for asking the question in a more suitable fashion or links to a different site where the question may be considered on-topic
- Be as concise as possible
We receive a number of off-topic nutrition questions each month. A custom close reason makes it easier for community members to vote to close questions that are off-topic for a common reason. It also standardizes the feedback that users receive from the post notice.
We propose to create a new custom close reason about nutrition. Below you will find two community wiki answers. One contains an initial proposal for the wording for the close reason for the five text fields. Please edit the proposed close reason to improve it. The other contains a statement that no custom close reason is needed. Up-vote one of the answers to express your support.