Not a question, but an FYI for those who are interested in some site stats.
Intrigued by user6726's impression that "no syntax trees" was one of the main close reasons on this site, I asked the Stack Exchange API about it (code). Here are the close reasons sorted by number of questions (in brackets) closed for that reason in the past ~3 years on Linguistics SE (Σ = 245):
- (69): off-topic: language-specific
- (39): needs details or clarity
- (37): duplicate
- (34): needs more focus
- (20): opinion-based
- (18): off-topic: other
- (16): off-topic: language identification and translation
- (12): off-topic: syntax trees
- (0): off-topic: other site in the network
As it turns out, syntax trees are in fact the second-least common close reason on our site according to that statistics. However, note these numbers count only those closed questions that are still on the site. Closed questions meeeting certain criteria for very low quality are automatically deleted by the system -- these low-quality questions, as well as questions migrated to other network sites, are excluded here. It may well be that "Please draw me a syntax tree" and "What language is this/Translate this for me" questions are in fact way more common, just that they tend to be more badly received with negative score and no answers than e.g. duplicate questions are, and are therefore more likely to be automatically removed from the site and hence underrepresented in this list. I am currently not aware of a way to automatically access the "live" close data.