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What decision tree should users follow to find the right stack for their question?

It's distressing to see the number of questions misdirected to HardwareRecs and closed. I consider myself reasonably familiar with the Stack Exchange ecosystem, but even I'm not sure what other ...
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What is the reasoning behind not allowing questions about existing hardware unless they are phrased in a different manner?

This exchange's official stance from the help center is: We cannot help with technical issues with existing hardware. As the goal of this exchange is to recommend hardware for a task. However, it ...
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Is asking to compare two products and recommend which to buy on topic here or they will be regarded as opinion-based?

For example I have a question like the following: Which of these external hard drives will you choose to buy if you want a 1 TB memory regarding the fact that the price and the appearance (beauty) ...
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Can/should we have a question interstitial for extra guidance?

On new private beta sites, you can't ask a question without first going through an interstitial screen that gives you advice on how to ask during the private beta. I recently did a micro-study into ...
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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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Are questions on defining requirements on-topic? [duplicate]

Should a question like this be closed? What should I look for besides pixel density/count when choosing a smartphone with a good camera? It was closed because the user didn't list definitive ...