Shall we change our default off-topic close reason?
**15 June - Complete **
Our "Off-topic Close Reason" has been updated to match the top-voted answer below.
12 June LAST CALL!
Read, vote, provide input. I'll accept an answer and edit the close reason, probably on Monday.
9 June udpate
Opinions?! Please read this Q!! The message we're talking about here, actually helps the site's new users when they post their first, promptly-put-on-hold question. You don't like how our site feels towards newbies? ...here's a chance to make a change (albeit a slight one.)
Our site has a particularly good What Topics Can I Ask About Here page which comes from a very thorough discussion in Meta. Plus, we have a really good Meta question describing a "how to ask a question" checklist that Joe New User probably never sees.
The current, default boilerplate is so generic, with a link labeled "help center", that I suspect no user actually clicks-through. ...especially if they are SE users who've see that link, and read other sites' totally-generic On-Topic pages. (Ours on NE is quite unique!)
Current message is...
This question does not appear to be about network engineering within the scope defined in the help center.
I'll post my suggested edit, and a "don't change it" answer. You are of course encouraged to post your own alternate edits as answers.