As the title says.
Questions that are not about Chinese are infrequent, but they do pop up from time to time. Some common cases are:
- askers who are unfamiliar with asian languages and ask questions about Japanese
- askers who are unfamiliar with asian languages and ask questions that contain unclassifiable symbols altogether
- questions about other languages that are loosely tied with Chinese to the point to be considered off-topic
- questions not directly related to language learning and its numerous aspects, which are otherwise off-topic
Currently the only way to close these is to choose the "Other - add a comment" option, which breaks anonymity, or to choose a different less appropriate close reason.
Since I've already seen several questions closed as not being about Chinese, I wonder if we couldn't have this close reason added to the regular options.
Close reason proposal
Not about the Chinese language
This question is not about sinitic languages or other topics directly relevant to learners and teachers of Chinese.
The wording "sinitic languages" covers Mandarin and other on-topic languages. The wording "directly relevant to learners and teachers" should reasonably exclude from the close reason tags that are considered on-topic, e.g. input methods, learning and teaching methods, dictionaries, HSK, etc.