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Read this meta post:

Let's decide what kind of non-challenge questions we want once and for all

Then read this close reason:

Questions without an objective primary winning criterion are off-topic, as they make it impossible to indisputably decide which entry should win.

Do you see the conflict? We allow non-challenge questions, but our close reason says that they are off topic. We need to reword our close reason. I propose a one word change:

Challenges without an objective primary winning criterion are off-topic, as they make it impossible to indisputably decide which entry should win.

All I did was change the word "Questions" to "Challenges." Problem solved. Thoughts?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I think it's pretty clear already that the close reason doesn't apply to questions that aren't challenges (it wouldn't even make sense in that context anyway), so a trivial one-word change wouldn't really do much. \$\endgroup\$ – Doorknob Aug 11 '15 at 21:56
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    \$\begingroup\$ Clear to whom? You, me, and anyone else who happens to have seen the meta post? I saw you link to it in the chat earlier today, which tells me that not everyone knows about it. And honestly, why not make a one word change if it adds even a little bit of clarity? \$\endgroup\$ – Rainbolt Aug 11 '15 at 22:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ I support this change. Out of context (such as new users casually browsing the site and seeing a closed question for the first time), the current statement is actually incorrect. \$\endgroup\$ – PhiNotPi Aug 13 '15 at 21:01

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