How do I flag posts for being off topic?

There isn't any option for that when I try to flag a post. Is it appropriate to use the custom flagging option (I think it is the moderator intervention one..)? I ask because similar post here on Meta seem to indicate that this is an option that appears for them.

  • $\begingroup$ You could just vote to close… $\endgroup$
    – Jon Custer
    Commented Mar 13 at 12:54
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    $\begingroup$ @JonCuster The vote-to-close privilege isn't available to users with less than 3k reputation. $\endgroup$
    – rob Mod
    Commented Mar 13 at 14:12
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    $\begingroup$ If the question is really bad, flag as 'very low quality.' $\endgroup$
    – CPlus
    Commented Mar 19 at 19:28

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Flag menu screenshot

When you click "flag," you (currently) see a screen like the one shown above. Choosing "needs improvement" ("the question can't be answered or belongs elsewhere") gives you the same off-topic options that are available to users who have the "vote to close" privilege.


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