The only reasons that I've seen a site proposal being closed for are "not a viable proposal" and "duplicate." Are there other close reasons? What are they?


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  • duplicate of proposal
    This proposal covers the same ground as another proposal. New proposals should define a new subject space not already being considered.
  • duplicate of site
    This subject is already well-covered by a live Stack Exchange site. We generally do not split off subjects simply to give them their own space.
  • poorly defined
    This proposal does not clearly state who might use the site, or what questions would be on-topic.
  • content violation
    This proposal has high potential to violate the Stack Exchange Content Policy.
  • not a viable proposal
    This proposal will not result in a useful, productive, or viable Q&A site.
  • non-English community
    Unfortunately, we are not currently accepting proposals localized to other languages — See Internationalization 'State of the Stack'. If this changes, we will post an announcement here.
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    Obvious challenge: develop a proposal that qualifies for all six closure reasons at once.
    – Mark
    Jul 7, 2018 at 1:26

A close reason not mentioned in the existing answer

This proposal covers the same ground as another proposal; it would tend to drain audience from another Stack Exchange site.

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    You are citing the old description of the "duplicate of site" closure (updated description in my answer). The old description was changed awhile back because it often raised pedantic arguments that an unpopular (but still duplicate) subject would not meaningfully "drain audience from an existing site" because their diminutive size was of no consequence at all. Jul 17, 2018 at 19:35

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