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What type of hardware is allowed?

I have asked this question: Standing desk with ability to raise/lower? It is receiving a few close votes for "not about computing hardware." A key thing this site will need to determine is what the ...
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Are external hard drive enclosures on topic?

This topic is related to a recently closed question for a recommendation for an external hard drive enclosure. I goal here isn't to debate that single question, but instead debate whether or not an ...
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Is a scope of “product recommendations” + “pre-purchase inquiries” agreeable?

The Community Team is nearing the private beta evaluations to decide whether to move this site forward, but I've hit a few snags expressing purpose and the scope of this site. I am confident we are ...
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Is it a Good Idea for Beta Moderators to Delete Bad Answers Instead of Using the Vote System?

In recent discussion with moderator ArtOfCode of Hardware Recommendations, I was informed that ...this site has overridden [letting votes decide good or bad answers] on Meta, and dictated that ...
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Should we edit the sidebar text on the ask page?

As you may have seen, we have an issue with technical support questions. One of the various solutions that has been discussed (proposed in chat and in a meta answer by Andy) is to edit the text in ...
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Moderator closing questions when he is unsure if they are on topic

I have asked this question today and moderator closed it because I'm closing this question because we don't tend to deal with recommendations of manufacturers or stores, only hardware. You can ...
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Are questions asking about computer circuits allowed?

This question just came up. It asks for a recommendation of a resistor – a component found on a circuit board. This topic has been very briefly mentioned in an answer in an earlier thread, but I ...
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1answer
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Are batteries on-topic?

https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/2395/what-type-of-battery-should-i-get is currently closed for being tech support. It has recently been edited to make it less tech support, but still ...
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Request an audit or review of site scope and moderation teams practices on Hardware Recommendations

On the hardware recommendations Stack Exchange site, most of the users are being met with questions being closed or placed on hold. The current moderation team has decided to limit their scope to a ...
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Laser cutters on topic?

I'm likely going to be in the market for a laser cutter with significant ability to be controlled from my computer (my computer capability will limit what I can do with it). It'll definitely have a ...
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Change name to Computer Hardware Recommendations

Current name Hardware Recommendations is deceptive I recommend to change name to Computer Hardware Recommendations.
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1answer
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Recommendations for digital camera with very specific features on topic?

I am looking for a digital camera with very specific features. It would be hooked up to a computer on a regular basis to view/download images/videos. Would this be on topic here? I've read What is ...
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Are “case” questions off-topic?

The case tag has a strange wiki. For questions about protective cases for hardware. May be off-topic. Am I missing something? We have 10 questions tagged case and a lot of them are very high ...
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This forum should be renamed

This site should be renamed "Computer Hardware Recommendations for Computer Techs That Require Validation" And no, I am being very serious here and in no way should you take that as a flippant ...
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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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