I came across this question,

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I don't think it's on-topic.

If it is off-topic, How to close it? Which reason suits it?

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Potential photo-finder question: sports.stackexchange.com/questions/5481/…. Granted, said question shows more effort reminiscent to an autograph identification question than the usual nature of a photo-finder type of question. –  edmastermind29 Aug 5 at 16:20

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A "photo finder" type of question is a research request. You close it by casting a close vote on the question (most preferably) or flagging for moderators attention.

However, we have this question. It's clear that more effort was put into the question (and answer) than to say "I think it's [x]", "Find this [y]", or "Where can I look for [z]" as such statements were the motivation for having source/research requests off-topic on Sports SE. See this for more information on research requests.

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If a question like this -- while certainly a research question -- gets answered, should it remain open? Or should it be closed regardless of it being answered or not? –  Nicholas V. Jan 7 at 14:03
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If it's off-topic, it's off-topic. I am not in favor of leaving these questions open, answered or not, as to set an example for what types of questions we allow here. Here's an example: sports.stackexchange.com/questions/3746/… –  edmastermind29 Jan 7 at 14:05
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Agreed. Google Images allows people to drag images into the search box and it will spit out any matches, if someone was looking for who that was, there's not doubt it would be able to tell them Venus Williams. –  Nicholas V. Jan 7 at 15:14

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