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Requesting product recommendation and/or information leading to product decision
The Help Center guidelines say a question can request a product recommendation or information that will lead to a product decision. Just want to confirm whether a question will be on-topic (or frame ...
Are questions about robot vacuum cleaners on-topic here?
I tend to read all questions on Hardware Recs (since I had 500 rep or something like that), and I stumbled upon the question: Robot Vacuum for Stairs? I don't really know the perfect definition of &...
Would parts connecting to GPIO be on topic?
I know this is a stupid question, but I have a raspberry pi (computer) and a minecraft server (computer). According to the help center, electronic items that interface/operate with a computer are on-...
Should we allow compatibility advice?
According to the help page about what's on topic, we don't allow compatibility advice. But sometimes you need that to see which hardware you will buy, and that is on topic. Should we then also mark ...
Why deleting questions instead of using site mechanics?
A couple of hours ago I've asked a question and now it is closed and deleted with resolution "Technical support request — Questions asking about troubleshooting hardware or technical support for ...
Are questions regarding PLC's, associated motors and other peripherals on-topic?
As given in this question and the most up-voted answer, it's suggested that PLC-related questions may be on-topic. However, upon reading the tour, it points out this meta question, which indicates ...
Would this be on topic: "What practical advantages should I expect from ECC memory?"
I'm wondering whether this will be on topic. I read the Help page, and a few Meta pages, but I'm not sure. I'm considering building a Xeon/ECC computer, because ECC sounds attractive: no errors! ...
What is the final verdict on general advice questions, or how can we reach one?
So I had asked How do I identify a high quality HDMI -> VGA adapter? and it was closed, which is fine. I don't think it should be reopened, it is probably too broad. It's not even that great of a ...
Do we still want general advice questions?
Prompted by this question. A long time ago, we decided that "what should I consider"/general advice-type questions are allowed. We had at least one of these questions, which seemed to be pretty well-...
Should questions about upcoming hardware be accepted?
If I were to ask about hardware that is going to come out, such as: "Is the new Pascal GPU architecture worth waiting for, based on rumors and details nVidia has released? Or should I just buy a GTX ...
Are questions asking how well a piece of hardware does X accepted?
Triggered by How many players would this VPS be able to take?: Are questions that essentially ask this accepted? I am looking at x hardware ([specs]), and I'd like to know how well it does ([...
If a question contains two questions, is it OK to leave an answer that only responds to one?
Example: I'm searching for a good monitor for my PC. I currently own a 21,5" ASUS monitor, which is fine; I'm planning on using the one I currently own as a second monitor and get a new one as ...
Is this question on-topic?
This question, Parts for a gaming PC from 2005, is rather unique on HR. It asks about common hardware from 2005. I think it is an interesting question, but I'm not sure if it is on-topic. It doesn't ...
Re-write dumbphone question, or ask new question?
(Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I believe it is? Please feel free to tell me otherwise, and I can move/remove this question if necessary. Also, please feel free to add/remove tags - I ...
Are "should I buy X for $Y" questions on-topic?
A few years ago, I had an opportunity to buy a laptop. I managed to sneak it in to Ask Different as a different question, but the answer to that question would necessarily answer my real question: "Is ...
Questions about cloud virtual machines allowed?
Will questions asking about using certain virtual machines for a particular use case be allowed? Like this: "I'm implementing a cache with X key and Y value, where Y will never exceed 1kb, and ...
Questions about PC-building feedback
This question asks for general feedback of a build and (possibly, if it comes to it) recommendations for computer hardware. The question itself could be considered on-topic since it leads to ...
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 ...
Should location be required or recommended in questions?
I've seen this topic come up a few times here and there over the past week or two, but I guess no one asked yet. Location can sometimes make a big difference in what hardware is available in a ...
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 ...
How should we deal with questions asking about what hardware to use for something?
This question was just asked. The OP is asking about how to achieve something and needs a recommendation of what hardware to use in the first place rather than a recommendation of a certain product. ...
Should questions like this be closed?
Recently, we had this question about alternatives to the Raspberry Pi. It's answerable by a quick Google search, and by the requirements for questions that Robert Cartaino defined, is not specific ...
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 ...
Are "Why get an x" / "What good is x" questions allowed?
I ran across https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/q/24/1 today, with Robert Cartaino leaving this comment: "Hardware Recommendations" was created for questions seeking a specific hardware ...
Are "does 'x' meet these criteria" questions allowed?
Prompted by this question, should we allow questions that lay out a set of requirements and then ask if a specific piece of hardware fits them?
Are "What should I consider when buying" questions allowed? [duplicate]
Note that this discussion is no longer current. We revisited this topic later in the life of this site. Please see Do we still want general advice questions? and post your thoughts there. Should we ...
Are "X vs. Y" questions allowed?
On SR, we decided that "X vs. Y" is not a good question. Thumbing through the example questions for this site on Area 51, I see a few of them: Do mechanical keyboards have any real ...