Can we get a close reason for recommendations and/or list questions? These seem to be coming up more frequently so a custom close reason would be great. Something like (I wrote this in 30 seconds so it could use tweaking):

This question is off-topic because [list questions are considered not a good fit for our site]. However, once you have 20 reputation you can stop by our chatroom and ask some of our community members.

The braced part could link to a meta thread such as this one but I leave that up to discussion/moderator consensus.

  • Are "too broad" and "primarily opinion based" not good enough? IMO either of those is fine for most of these questions, and a link to the help center can be given in the comments fairly quickly.
    – Logan M
    Feb 1 '14 at 23:35
  • @LoganM In some cases I don't think they're specific enough. They seem misleading (IMO) in the sense that a "too broad" list question might beg for a more narrowly defined list question; "primarily opinion-based" on recommendations is likely fine, though a custom close reason is just more informative.
    – Killua
    Feb 2 '14 at 7:27

Another imperfect take:

Questions seeking for anime or manga recommendations are off-topic because they are often relevant only to the question author at the time the question was asked.

Or using SO:

Questions asking us to recommend or find a manga, anime or favorite off-site resource are off-topic for Anime & Manga as they tend to attract opinionated answers.

Of course, the questions asking for lists can be closed as too broad and the ones asking for recommendations as Primarily opinion based.

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