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Can I use affiliate links in answers on here?

If I post a hardware recommendation, can I use my affiliate links to Amazon, eBay, etc?
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Is it alright to ask about where to acquire a certain piece of hardware?

Specific example I was pondering asking about. Pastilda is a nifty piece of hardware. However, the people who created the CrowdSupply campaign are no longer offering it for purchase. I have not found ...
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Why was my question closed *after* it was deleted?

Umm, recently joined Hardware Recommendations; posted a question, which got deleted by a mod (without specifying reason). I flagged it for attention, after which the reason was mentioned as "off-...
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Broad question has been made specific

https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/14464/4k-tvs-with-hdmi-2-1-ports-that-support-at-least-4k120-with-8bit-rgb I'v made it specific, please reopen it?
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How to defend my point when my questions just get deleted in few hours?

I asked a question and attempted to follow instructions - first not to ask tech support, and second, show what I have done myself - while avoiding too many words. The question got immediately deleted, ...
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A question asking for hardware recommendations got deleted, reasons?

A question I had asked, as shown below, was flagged as "Technical support request" even though I was asking for something that helps with obtaining "pre-purchase hardware ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

I posted this question and it got closed by ArtOfCode because of the following reason: Technical support request — Questions asking about troubleshooting hardware or technical support for hardware ...
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How can I ask someone about touchpad standards?

How can I ask a question about touchpad standards? https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/q/13995/7842
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I cant understand why my post was off topic

I have a question about my Hardware Recommendations Stack Exchange post: Will two Quadro RTX 8000 outperform two Titan RTX in gaming Can someone please explain why my question was intepreted by the ...
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Can I at least have a backup of my deleted question?

Since this forum is witch hunting broad hardware recommendation questions (making this forum useless for apparently 99% of the users), and deleting the question without a single warning, can you at ...
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Why was my question deleted?

My thoughts on my question being deleted I believe the post below is clearly ON topic. I'm not asking for anyone to debug the situation, merely asking for a recommendation for a compatible card ...
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Using comments for feedback instead of deleting questions

Yesterday I posted a question asking for recommendations about a pair of monitors. I personally thought I had given enough detail on the requirements of this question but a moderator disagreed and ...
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Why is “I need help choosing the right laptop model” off topic in Hardware recommendations stack exchange?

My post was deleted stating that it was off topic without adequate details. I have clearly mentioned my purpose, clearly defined the specifications of each of the three laptop models. I even got a ...
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Closure of pre-purchase question?

https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/13559/best-way-to-use-multiple-cpus-to-perform-independent-tasks had the OP asking how to select hardware for multiple simultaneous processes. They had ...
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Comparison of this site with ru.stackoverflow.com

I'm one of the top five users on SoftwareEngineering.SE. About a year ago, I started using Hardwarerecs.SE for mainly two reasons: to discover other SE communities, and because I found the concept of ...
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I updated this question. Is this good enough to be undeleted?

https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/13388/need-laptop-tablet The original question didn't have enough detail. What about now?
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False positive, Review Queue indicator

Multiple times daily, I check in at Hardware Recommendations, and see there's an indicator telling me something is in the Review Queue for me. Yet, when I click on it, there's nothing there. It ...
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Deleted within hours: where did the question about a laptop recommendation go?

Yesterday, someone asked about a laptop recommendation. The question already had two upvotes last time I checked. And I had already written an answer. And with the latest discussion about what is off- ...
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Restoring a deleted question

Yesterday a put quite a bit of effort in answering a question on HwRecs. Now the question has been deleted for no apparent reason. I did mention a specific retailer, clearly stating that I was using ...
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The new ask page is now live on the SE network!

The new ask page is now live on the network! links to Meta StackExchange and discusses an 'ask' page which is configurable for each site in the SE universe. Specific bits that can be modified and the ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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I do not understand why this post is off-topic:

I have a question about my Hardware Recommendations Stack Exchange post: Need recommendations for a router for use with network cameras My post was deleted (now on hold) as off-topic. Could someone ...
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Why are my questions getting removed?

I have a question about my Hardware Recommendations Stack Exchange post: How relevant are sound cards for a gaming PC? I joined this StackExchange a couple weeks ago because I want to buy a new ...
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Why deleting questions instead of using site mechanics?

A couple of hours ago I've asked a question and now it is closed and deleted with resolution "Technical support request — Questions asking about troubleshooting hardware or technical support for ...
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Why was the question about vending machines closed?

While using technical terms and poorly written, the question about vending machines actually asks for a device recommendation (although OP couldn't find it). Or at least can be solved using a device ...
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What should I do when I am not sure my recommendation would fit

Sometimes I see questions where I have hardware in mind which will likely meet OPs requirements but where I cannot confirm this. For an example see this question about RAID DAS and my discussion with ...
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Please add more sites to on topic help page regarding electronics

Questions about help with hobbyist electronics are one of the bigger sources of off-topic questions on Hardware Recommendations. Because of this I request that three sites are considered for addition ...
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Feedback - What are your thoughts about single-vote closure?

Part of understanding the impact of single-vote closure for HW Recs is to understand what impact it had on y'all. I'd like to ask anyone who feels up to it to write an answer to this question and to ...
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Are questions asking how well a piece of hardware does X accepted?

So I got an MP3 player (technically MP4, but the screen is about the size of my thumb), but it's old and obviously doesn't support Bluetooth headsets. Reason I wanted a Bluetooth headset was due to my ...
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Revisiting a rejected custom close reason - proposal for a new one

Over three and a half years ago (whoa!) we rejected adding a custom close reason for blatantly off topic questions. I'd like to revisit this decision. In the past three years, we've picked up more ...
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{Results added} Testing single-vote closure on Hardware Recs

TEST COMPLETED We've reset the votes required for the time being while we look at the data, which we should be posting soon. Thanks so much for working with us during this test. A few months ago one ...
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Should we really encourage cross-posting?

Cross-posting is strongly discouraged on some Stack Exchange sites, such as SoftwareEngineering.SE. There: If the question appears to belong to another site (which happens quite often with questions ...
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Can I ask a similar question that already exists but it's outdated?

I'm in need of a new microphone and while searching for that tag I found this high-scored question. The question body is almost the same to my situation but I have a bigger budget (60€-70€) and I ...
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Why is it so hard to ask for hardware recommendations on Hardware Recommendations?

This question got closed without feedback and with only 3 views, 5 hours after it was posted. I tried editing the question several times to get it reopen, even when I wasn't sure what was wrong with ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Why this upgrade question was flagged as off-topic? Can we ask similar questions?

I'm referring to this question: What improvements can I make in my laptop (Asus X555LJ)? I don't see a reason why it was closed. It is asking "What upgrades do I make to my Asus X555LJ laptop to run ...
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What do I need to be able to propose multiple tag wiki edits?

I recently proposed a tag usage guidance edit, and it's sitting in the queue; however, when I wanted to propose another one, I instead get redirected to the page that tells me that All registered ...
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Misuse of [laser] tag?

I was looking through tags, and 6 out of the 8 questions with the [laser] tag are about laser printers. Did we intend to do it this way? If not, we should add tag guidance, and edit the questions ...
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Removing [meeting] tag?

I was looking through old posts, and I noticed that the only posts flagged meeting have a negative score. I believe that there are not enough things unique about a meeting room (e.g. a Polycom is ...
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Should we encourage users not to leave answers as comments?

I just joined this site today. After looking through the first page of questions, I see that many of the questions are answered, but just as a comment (see end of post for list). I understand that ...
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On topic: dash cams?

I have spent many hours searching, but can't find a dual camera front & rear dashcam system - where both cameras are inside the vehicle. There are hundreds where you mount the rear camera outside ...
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On topic : Raspberry Pi accessories?

I have found a few old Kickstart projects, such as this, which consist of a case (not on-topic), containing a Real Time Clock and battery power for the Pi. Some have a few extra features, such as a ...
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Is it on-topic to ask about wearables (smart watch, wristband)?

I've read this answer (to What is Hardware) and saw the PCP examples, but I still don't have an answer for my question. From those two examples (and especially their explanation in brackets) I tend ...
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Is this site going to die in beta?

I posted as a new user today Memory upgrade suggestions by Crucial . Only 2 views for the question so far in 10 hours (Normally this should be reached to more people at least from the first post ...
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Are questions relating to battery drills off topic

I need to drill out the holes on some sunon cooling fans as they are just that little bit too narrow. I've been looking at various drills but cannot decide. Most battery drills contain resistor/ ...
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Are shopping questions on-topic?

I'm wanting some clarification on whether the following questions are on-topic: What are some good places to buy x? What is the cheapest place to buy x? Is x a good place to shop at? (for ...
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Are questions regarding PLC's, associated motors and other peripherals on-topic?

As given in this question and the most up-voted answer, it's suggested that PLC-related questions may be on-topic. However, upon reading the tour, it points out this meta question, which indicates ...
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Let's clean up some broken windows - A proposal for dealing with tech support questions

We've had previous discussions about technical support questions we recieve. Repeatedly. There have been concerns about how many [on hold] or [closed] questions that this places on the main page. ...
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Question Migrate to SuperUser

I have become slightly annoyed with all the on hold tech support questions. If a question is migrated does it leave HR? If it does it seems like they sit around for a long time on HR. Is there a ...

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