# Code dumps/too localized

So I came across these questions (https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/58168/java-animation-memory-overload + https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/58167/animation-color) and I don't see how the close options cover too localized situations or code dumps.

duplicate


Too localized to be a duplicate.

off-topic


Probably would be better on SO than here but either way I want to close it not get it migrated to a place that would instantly close it.

unclear what you're asking


It is obvious what is being asked.

too broad


This is exactly what the question isn't

primarily opinion-based


Nope there is a single absolule answer.

So I know people were not a fan of Too Localized but it seems to fit perfectly here. But anyways my question is with the current close options which ones are best suited to code dumps? The changes seemed to focus around better feedback to the user about closures so it seems odd that telling them "we're not here to debug your code" by saying its off topic.

• Off topic includes subcategories that can be optionally specified. meta.gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/1179/… – Tetrad Jun 26 '13 at 17:05
• @Tetrad In other words the transition to the new system isn't over and the close options are going to change? Anyways I don't like how things not related to being off topic are going to be under off topic. The point of all of the changes seem to be better feedback and stashing "pls debug my code" under off topic kinda goes against that. – ClassicThunder Jun 26 '13 at 18:11
• Off topic means "outside the scope of the site". Custom options can say whatever we want, which could include "code dumps are not welcome" or whatever. – Tetrad Jun 26 '13 at 19:11
• @Tetrad However you said that there is only room for three options and "too localized" is not among your suggestions or the current list. I would really like to have what Seth suggested – msell Jun 27 '13 at 4:38
• Does GameDev have "Off-Topic" -> "Questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Tell us what you've tried to do, why it didn't work, and how it should work."? If not perhaps it should as this exactly describes both of these questions and includes advice on how they need improving (tell us what you tried) – Justin Jun 27 '13 at 16:21
• Agreed; GD is a site where this is appropriate; see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/184154/… ("Today, TL is used helpfully on code dump questions on SO, but the new OT reasons are where this is now correctly addressed."). – Maximus Minimus Jun 27 '13 at 22:23