Right now, the only reasons that you can flag/vote to close a question as "off topic" are "belongs on Meta" or "blatantly off-topic." I'd like to suggest a few other possible close reasons (largely borrowed from other sites):
- [From Math.SE]: "Seeking personal advice. Questions about choosing a course, academic program, career path, etc. are off-topic. Such questions should be directed to those employed by the institution in question, or other qualified individuals who know your specific circumstances."
- [From Finances SE and Stack Overflow]: "Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly, and because they often attract opinionated answers and spam. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve."
- [From Academia.SE]: "The answer to this question strongly depends on individual factors such as a certain person’s preferences, a given institution’s regulations, the exact contents of your work or your personal values. Thus only someone familiar can answer this question and it cannot be generalized to apply to others."
- Too localized (from Stack Overflow): "This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet."