Billare mentioned in this question that Jeff and Joel made the distinction between a localized and too localized.
To hear it:
Start 24:45 of the Soundclound podcast here; it's streaming and fast-forwardable (so there's no transcript available.) Joel recapitulates the same feelings, in more depth, starting at 57:17.
The thing is, the "too localized" close reason is:
This question would only be relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet.
The mentioned question is only applicable to a specific geographic area and a specific moment in time; but that geographic area is huge and the "moment in time" can last months. Localized? Yes. Too localized and close-worthy? I don't know. I still think so, but what do others think?