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Questions tagged [question-quality]

This tag is used to open discussions targeted to evaluate the question quality asked on this site.

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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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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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Are build requests on-topic?

Are questions like "I want to build a gaming computer that does a b c and also does x y z for less than $___"? on topic here? Or do they have to be recommendations about an already existing list ...
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Questions about hardware/software for optical media extraction to broad?

It was suggested on SE meta to ask in HR meta if this is the place for this type of question. I have several hundreds of optical media disks (mainly DVD-R & CD-R) that stores data, that needs to ...
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How can I make my question clearer?

A few days ago I asked this question. It hasn't received much attention other than a few upvotes (with a single downvote the same time as the downvoted answer was upvoted), and the OP of the answer ...
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“I've already bought this product, I want to do this, can I? If not what should I get instead?” questions

We've had a few questions that follow this format: I've bought this PRODUCT to solve MY PROBLEM. Can this PRODUCT actually do this? If so, how? If not, what do you recommend? The most recent ...
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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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Proposal: Require computer specs to be posted in the question instead of behind a link

I'd like to propose a quality guideline to help prevent confusion in the future. Proposal Users posting information about their computer need to have the components listed in the question itself not ...
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Communication with other sites about what is on topic

We've started to receive traffic from other sites (Super User in particular). No, on superuser they said I had to ask it here. So I did that. And that is excactly what I want to know if I shoud ...
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What is required for a question to be 'high quality'?

This is the question version of What is required for an answer to be 'high quality'? (It is modeled off of What is required for a question to contain "enough information"? from Software ...
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How to handle questions with too few requirements?

After seeing a few questions listing very few requirements, I realize we never actually discussed what to do if there is a low-quality question in terms of soliciting an overly-broad product ...
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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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Are appliance-related questions on-topic?

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 ...
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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 ...