A few months ago, the description of the second custom close reason was fixed in this question as:
Your question appears to be incomplete. More detail is needed for relevant and focused answers to be provided for these types of questions. Please review our font-identification or critique requirements and provide the missing details, so that your question can be answered.
That question makes it clear that this custom close reason was created as a direct response to font identification and critique questions; but the first part of the close reason is much broader and applicable to questions other than those two types as well: questions that show no research effort in general are equally incomplete and need more detail.
Meanwhile, the third custom close reason reads:
If you're asking for help with implementation, please include what you've tried and why it didn't work with screenshots. Please edit your post with what your desired results are, what resources you referenced and why those didn't work. See this meta post for discussion and see this post on how to ask a good question.
This fits a certain subset of questions that show no research efforts, but it is strangely limited to questions that ask about implementation.
The two close reasons overlap to some extent in that they are both based on insufficient information given in the question, but even with their combined coverage areas, they still leave out a fair few questions that suffer from insufficient information.
As an example, this question asked today. In case the question gets deleted, here is its text in its entirety:
Is agency FB font free to use?
I've made some research but haven't made the answer clear. I would like to ask whether Agency FB font is available for commercial uses?
That quite obviously suffers from a lack of information about what the asker has tried in order to solve their problem before asking here: “some research” is about as vague as you can get, and not very useful considering that a simple Google search gives the answer very easily. As such, I flagged to close the question.
But I had a hard time deciding which of the two lack-of-information-related close reasons to use:
The first seemed the best fit, except the latter half of it appeared to be specifically targeted at font identification and critique questions, which this isn’t.
The second contains the relevant phrasings about including what you’ve tried and why it didn’t work, but seemed limited to questions about implementation, which this also is not.
In the end, I chose the former, but after reading various Meta questions about them, I suppose the latter would have been a better choice. That’s not easy to tell by the texts alone, though.
Could we do something about these two close reasons to make it clearer that #2 is specifically about not following the requirements for font identification and critique questions, while #3 is a general “show us your research” reason?