As a part of the new close changes that are forthcoming we are allowed to add some custom close reasons.
However, the only custom reasons we are allowed are for "Off Topic" questions. I'd like to propose that we declare diagnosis and ID questions that do not include a photo to be off topic so that we can add this particular reason as a custom close reason.
This is good for a number of reasons.
- It give a clear indication of why a question is closed, and how to get it reopened (add a picture).
- It provides a clear and consistent closures reason (against a variety of closure reasons, including NC, TL and NARQ).
- It provides free license to unabashedly close these questions. Right now they are often getting left open in an unanswerable state.
So let's go ahead and just declare these off topic and when new close reasons are added we can go ahead and add one indicating that the answer needs a picture and linking to some instructions on how to add one if you don't have the proper reputation requirements.