I don't remember there being a flag like this for some time (but then again, I haven't flagged a question as being off-topic for some time also). Searching MSE, MSO and here didn't turn up any meaningful results. The help page is vague in this aspect. I then ask:

  • What is the "blatantly off-topic" flag? What is is worth for?
  • How is it handled differently than the other flags?
  • Where did you see it? Jun 11, 2014 at 18:38
  • Here, at SuperUser. Flag a question, close for other reasons, off-topic, then blatantly off-topic appears as the second last item. Jun 11, 2014 at 18:40
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    Which question did you see it on? It is possible that a user put in a custom reason for it being closed and it is being carried forward on that question. I do not see the flag you mention on a random question I picked.
    – Mokubai Mod
    Jun 11, 2014 at 18:41
  • Got a question link on that?
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Jun 11, 2014 at 18:42
  • I was actually on the review queue. The link is this: superuser.com/review/first-posts/242672 . I should add that this close reason also exists on Stack Overflow. Jun 11, 2014 at 18:43
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    I guess this is related: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/257883/… Jun 11, 2014 at 18:47
  • @OliverSalzburg thanks. I don't know how I missed that answer, but it does explain the close flag. Jun 11, 2014 at 18:54
  • that flag reason is new, there's no need to delete the question
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Jun 12, 2014 at 3:02


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