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Recently, Stack Overflow changed the "mcve" (Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable Example) phrase to "mre" (Minimal Reproducible Example). While the old links still work, the new canonical link is to How to create a Minimal, Reproducible Example.

The text for the first off-topic close reason currently reads

Questions asking for assistance in explaining, writing or debugging code are off-topic here. These can be asked on Stack Overflow if they include the desired behavior, a specific problem or error, and the shortest code necessary to reproduce it in the question (see Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable Example).

Can this be updated to refer to the new phrasing, "Minimal, Reproducible Example" with the updated URL? (And fix the "Stack Overflow" link to use https?)

The updated text would be:

Questions asking for assistance in explaining, writing or debugging code are off-topic here. These can be asked on Stack Overflow if they include the desired behavior, a specific problem or error, and the shortest code necessary to reproduce it in the question (see Minimal, Reproducible Example).

  • would be funny if our reason text was changed to use "reprex" and linked to that infamous MSO announcement – gnat Jun 12 at 5:59
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    I think this is a good idea, but it looks like we need to make a new close reason and get approval from a different mod. I'm sure we can get this done in the near future, though. – Thomas Owens Jun 12 at 12:16
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    @ThomasOwens: I've made the new close reason. – Robert Harvey Jun 13 at 16:54
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Robert Harvey made the close reason and I've approved it, putting it in place of the other close reason. This should be resolved - thanks for the heads up.

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