Often there are these very personal questions. They may be closed as home-work or as self-help, but often I have to write a personal message to OP. For example, these recent questions are 1) about the design of an experiment which is really only of benefit to OP, and 2) a medical observation, but not really of medical concern and therefore born out of scientifically curiosity but nonetheless oriented on OP alone:
- Why are there ghost images of objects just out of focus
Can we not add a close-vote reason for a question to be targeted too much to one person? I mean, a good question should be interesting not only to OP, but to the wider community.
At CogSci.SE they recently changed their self-help closing-message into:
Questions about the behavior of an individual person are off-topic. If you are concerned about a potential medical issue, please seek the advice of a medical professional. For more information, see Why was my self-help question closed as off-topic?.
Now the "behavior" part is not suitable for Bio, but we also could modify the self-help close-vote message from
Personal medical questions and health advice are off-topic on Biology. We cannot safely answer questions for your specific situation and you should always consult a doctor for medical advice
Questions about an individual person are off-topic in Biology. Such questions include personal questions on education and career paths, and personal medical questions and health advice. We cannot safely answer questions for your specific situation and you should always consult a doctor for medical advice