When reviewing low quality question, a common reason for me to recomment closing is that it is not clear that OP made any effort in researching or answering the question himself. I then often take the "unclear what you're asking" flag, because in a sense I do not know where the problem is when they do not tell me what they tried.

What is the correct flag for lazy OPs? Is this even a reason to flag? If so, could the flag options be made more clear so that I know what to choose?

Is there some way to see in beforehand what this flag will look like to the OP? It would be nice to see the exact message. I often saw a (probably machine generated) comment below such question that say something like "please show us your approaches", but I have no idea which action of mine will result in such a comment.


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If you click on the "off-topic" button, up will come a menu with more choices, one of which is a button whose text starts with "This question is missing context or other details:..." The further text on that button gives suggestions which are especially tailored to the "lazy OP" situation that you are concerned with.

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    $\begingroup$ Thank you. Do you think this is an intuitive place to hide this option? $\endgroup$
    – M. Winter
    May 16, 2017 at 16:24
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    $\begingroup$ @M.Winter It may or may not be intuitive, but it is the only place where an SE site can have a site-specific customized option. So that' why it is there. A software "feature" beyond our control :-). $\endgroup$ May 17, 2017 at 5:18

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