One of the next most popular Risk Factor suggestions is Too Vague so this is a general discussion of that close reason.
The main point to clarify is:
- Should questions be off topic for this reason
- If so should it be a close reason or a "canned comment".
- We could do with some examples, we also need to work on the "how to fix" etc.
Risk Factor: Too Vague
You are asking about a world where not enough detail is available to give a specific answer.
This covers questions where the question itself is clear and on topic but not enough detail has been given. For example a lot of magic questions are asked that fail to define the magic system well enough. As a result the answers can either be "a wizard did it" or have far too many possibilities to evaluate.
How to Fix:
There are two common scenarios here.
In science based questions -insert howto here-
In magic or fantastical based questions -insert howto here-
None so far - add some
Discussion points so far:
I'd lean towards re-wording this as something like 'Your question needs to provide more details in order to get a specific answer,' since, for many questions, not a whole lot of detail is necessarily required. For something like the unicorn charge question, or the question about how dwarves would build cities, details about the world the dwarves/unicorns live on aren't strictly necessary, since we don't need them to have a good idea of what unicorns or dwarves are like.
Is this an off-topic reason or is it a variant on "unclear what you are asking". If the latter then it should most likely be a canned comment.