We currently close questions as off-topic when those questions are asking, essentially, for the community to debug the asker's project. When this close reason is applicable is a little unclear at the moment, so I am putting this post out there to solicit feedback and clarification on the exact circumstances under which a question should be classified as a "debug my code" question. I would like to arrive at a consensus on the wording for
- why a question is considered a "debug my code" question and
- what a the user should do to improve the question.
The primary motivation for this is to reduce confusion among users, especially new ones (and especially given that sometimes a question is so closed because it provides too much and sometimes it is so closed because it provides too little code). My secondary motivation is to establish verbiage to use in an upcoming proposal to make "debug my code" a standard close reason for the site (rather than one that must be manually entered via the "other" off-topic radio button).