I noticed that many questions closed as noise or pointless were later changed to not constructive; however, today I saw a question with this old status again:

enter image description here

Is this intended, or is it a bug?

  • That was back in Jan, 2012... Two years ago Feb 13, 2014 at 20:07
  • 1
    Having said that, I think it would be a great close reason to bring back :) Feb 13, 2014 at 20:10

1 Answer 1


Questions closed with a particular reason will still show that reason even if it's no longer an option today.

"Noise or pointless" will not be coming back.

  • Yeah, but previously, questions originally closed as noise or pointless would later show as being closed as not constructive. My question was asking if questions closed with this reason now show up as the actual reason instead of as not constructive.
    – gparyani
    Feb 14, 2014 at 3:15
  • Point out two examples with links
    – random Mod
    Feb 14, 2014 at 3:49
  • "noise or pointless" was only ever an option for meta questions
    – random Mod
    Feb 14, 2014 at 5:27
  • See here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/67393/…
    – gparyani
    Feb 14, 2014 at 5:27
  • So you want them to go back and fix those few that are showing an old close reason?
    – random Mod
    Feb 14, 2014 at 5:29
  • No. I am just curious why they decided to show the original close reason now instead of showing them as "not constructive" as before.
    – gparyani
    Feb 14, 2014 at 5:30
  • For the most part it's just how the close reason was written against the question
    – random Mod
    Feb 14, 2014 at 5:31

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .