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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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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-...
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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Note that this discussion is no longer current.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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ([...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...