So, for those of you who don't frequent the main Meta.StackOverflow site you might not know that change is afoot.
NO MORE CLOSED QUESTIONS
OK, that's not strictly true. Questions will be closed off, but they'll be marked as ON HOLD instead, to give the poster the chance to edit them to bring them more in-line with what is on-topic for the site, without being put off by the scary 'CLOSED!!!' terminology that likely scares people away.
Full details about this change are here:
This change gives us, as a community, the opportunity to explicitly decide what sort of questions we're going to accept and - more importantly for this particular meta question - what we deem as Off Topic.
We already have one specific issue that has been added to the FAQ - Icon Requests. However that was added in a hack-y sort of way to the 'what should I ask' section. Not really where it belongs. This change to the closure procedure means we can explicitly set up some Off Topic reasons that will be shown in the 'on hold' message for such 'closed' questions.
So, lets throw it open to the floor. What is Off Topic for this site?
Lets not just suggest stuff that nobody would actually attempt to ask here, those of you with the reputation can check the Recent Closed Questions list to see what has actually been asked and then closed off on this site. Those of you without the reputation to view this would still doubtless have seen questions that have been closed off on the main site. What sort of questions were they?
We'll take the top 3 as discussed on this post and officially add them to the 'on hold' message for off-topic questions.
Some further information about suggesting such close reasons is available on the main Meta.SO site