This is a question, that sort of bugs me, and I have voted to close, but would be interested in other opinions. Increasing Weight : Plateau stage

In essense this is a shopping question - "my routine is not working for me, what can I do to meet my goals?" Its unlikely that someone is going to come along with the exact same weight/height/sex/routine, so there is no easy way to answer this question that would be helpful for someone in the future.

In my hast I flagged this question as "unclear what you're asking", but have since found a better duplicate (but can't retract my vote) - Pushing past a weight plateau?

Is it possible to have a close vote option that helps explain that the question is "too specific to the asker and unlikely to be applicable to a wider audience"?

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In general, this is a good question (this on meta, no comment on the post being discussed). I'd say that if there's another question on a very similar routine, we could consider it a duplicate, but most people are following some routine they read about and there's a lot of value to allowing some of these to be analyzed.

  • I don't have a "too localised" option. That was the one that I was thinking of, but it disappeared.
    – user2861
    Jul 24, 2013 at 23:03
  • You're right! When did that change? :-)
    – G__
    Jul 25, 2013 at 16:40
  • I don't know. But I miss it :(
    – user2861
    Jul 25, 2013 at 23:10
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    @Greg It's on the network meta check bullet point 5(A)
    – Baarn
    Jul 26, 2013 at 12:31

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