Some questions just aren't questions, usually meant to be an answer on a question or similar, but there's no NARQ close reason any more.

What should I vote to close such questions as?

This is the question that prompted me to ask this: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/144450/transparent-backed-ios7-status-bar-enjoy

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    Surely Unclear what you are asking as you can;t work out what the question is
    – mmmmmm
    Sep 7 '14 at 17:09
  • @Mark This is what I used for the linked question but I wondered if there was a better alternative? Some sites have an off-topic reason for it.
    – grg Mod
    Sep 7 '14 at 17:57
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    For lack of NARQ and no doubt this there are long threads on meta stack overflow
    – mmmmmm
    Sep 7 '14 at 18:01
  • @Mark Yes, but none seemed applicable to this site, which is very different to SO.
    – grg Mod
    Sep 7 '14 at 18:24
  • Rather than asking what close reason corresponds to NARQ, I'd suggest you ask whether the post needs to be closed according to one of the current close reasons; if yes, use that one. If no, don't vote to close it.
    – Daniel Mod
    Sep 9 '14 at 0:25

We had "Not a real question" as a close reason in the past, but some people might see it as offensive (because usually the OP did think it was a question). Voting to close such posts as "Unclear what you are asking" seems a reasonable alternative (and already hints at the fact that the question needs to be improved).

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    Yes, I thought that any similar text to the old NARQ in a custom close reason would suffer from the same problem that NARQ did originally.
    – grg Mod
    Sep 7 '14 at 18:30
  • Which was one reason for SO removing NARQ as well
    – mmmmmm
    Sep 7 '14 at 19:40

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