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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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What is required for an answer to be 'high quality'?

Seeing +15/-0 consensus on Should we have SR-style quality guidelines for questions and answers?, I would say it's time to figure out what we require in answers. What is required for an answer to be '...
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"I recommend waiting..." recommendations - do we want these?

Did you guys hear?! nVidia has a new card! It's Pascal based! It'll be the greatest thing since this generation of nVidia cards! You should totally get it...but you can't yet. HA! So, sit back and ...
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Concerned about answer quality recently

I am concerned about some of the answers we've received recently. We have a post on high quality answer guidelines and it doesn't seem the community is enforcing these. Alternatively, I'm rather ...
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Should we allow software alternatives to hardware requests to be "valid" answers?

Do we allow alternatives to the requested hardware to remain as valid answers? I believe we allow a wide variety of hardware to be an "answer". Not all of the hardware can fulfill all requirements, ...
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Should we delete things that don't match our criteria?

It was proposed, then it was implemented for questions and answers. We have quality guidelines for questions and answers; now, the question is how we enforce them. Now that this site has some ...
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What to do regarding market / region specific hardware ( Q & A )?

I am asking this question, because I feel that this is somewhat of an inherited problem in hardware recs. Many questions have an answer , that might be more or less correct depending on the specific ...
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Do Amazon (or any vendor) reviews count as a gauge for recommendations?

Can the hardware recommendations be justified/done taking Amazon reviews into account? For example: Questions like these which has an answer where multiple recommendations end in a tie with respect ...
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Are answers recommending unreleased, unannounced hardware allowed?

Prompted by this answer to What's a good life-proof Android phone?: The upcoming Moto X Force is the phone that sound like the perfect fit(its not revealed or released yet!) Watch out! These are just ...
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How broad can questions be?

There may be value in limiting the breadth of questions asked. For example, if I was to ask the question What components should I use to build a quality workstation for under $3000?, there are lots of ...
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Should we have SR-style quality guidelines for questions and answers?

This site is different than most - we're an opinion based site. This topic is the reason 'shopping recommendations' were banned on Stack Overflow. If we don't want to become a spam center, I think we ...