@jonsca Re VTC - As much as anything may be that I'm just not yet used to that privilege here. But there is also that I may not be certain a Q is off topic here. (You should see the shambles at Travel.SE about on/off topic!) Certainly I have often relied on you to swing by very soon and sort matters out.
My comments are meant to give OP's a chance at rewording before getting to "on hold" - because I gather (from SO) only about 20% recover from that.
A related post, made me wonder how you can hide a ring from a "special one" traveling with you to a place where you will propose and yet get it legally through security or customs?
You don't want the surprise to be killed by a bureaucrat.
No, definitely not accusatory. A longish explanation (because that's me!) because I had to think about why I was not doing what is actually obvious really. Do you have a preference/ recommendation? (I don't mind either way but perhaps should not be relying on you as much as I do).
Stuff that's definitely web development should probably get nudged into the queue with a VtC. That way everyone can see it and hopefully it can accrue some more close votes (if I don't see it first)
I wouldn't worry too much about stepping on toes. If something really does get into the queue mistakenly, someone else can always cast a "leave open", and if we get 3 of those it will get kicked out of there anyway.
re TSE - I think there was more than one 'related' post. There seems a tendency there for any one question to spawn further hypothetical ones. Which I don't much like but is a bit rich when my own question gets accused of being unrealistic. (It was closed and re-opened - another was migrated to Aviation, rejected [first time I've ever seen that] re-opened and then deleted.
No need to apologise re infrequent visits to chat – they are a lot less infrequent that other mods (and everyone else but Jacob!) and there is no hurry. All credit to the anonymous user, whoever s/he is need not ‘confess’ to doing a good job.
@jonsca I have no doubt [How do credit card comparison websites work? [on hold]](webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/69156/…) is off topic and believe the message "It is a question about creating/developing a web application" is the best available to you. However it is hardly accurate and for me that jars with the general SE quality.
I wonder whether WA mods (you!) might be allowed a more general option such as “It is not a topic covered on this site. See “on-topic” for details.”? (But no big deal.)
@pnuts I suppose I probably should have used the custom message, but I figured that development was the OP's ultimate goal. There is a general reason that actually says that, but it disappears when we add the custom reasons.
I've added the following close reason to three of the four meta sites where I moderate:
The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the circumstances affecting the asker have rendered it obsolete. If you encounter a similar problem, please post a new qu...
@Jonsca Many thanks - clearly "well in hand". I had noticed you almost always provide at least a little more than the bare minimum so the message does not matter much when there is a helpful comment as well.