I think someone asked this on the commitment phrase, but I do not remember the responses.

Are we going to allow questions related to appliances?

An example could it be:

Which washer/dryer allows me to control it using my smartphone?

In this case, it is asking for a appliance, but the feature of "control it using a smartphone" might be on topic.


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Based on our core audience and the community building this site, I would expect "hardware" to be directly related to technology or computing devices to some degree. In reality, this is more of a "technology recommendations" site than something directly related to computers; but it is generally understood that such hardware includes peripherals and similarly associated devices. How far you want to extend that association is up to you… but I don't generally see this including "non technology" products like hammers, saws, and other tools you typically find in your "hardware store" <grin>.

  • To be fair, the "directly related to computing devices" is the tricky part, as more and more technology is being integrated with computers/smartphones/etc (such as the examples above, or smart thermostats, etc).
    – enderland
    Sep 11, 2015 at 20:11
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    This opens up the "Is home automation advice allowed?" question which in most instances involve appliances and the like. Sep 11, 2015 at 20:26

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