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Questions/answers with legal issues

What do we want to do about questions where answers might fall afoul of legal or regulatory issues? For example, this question asks for a 3-watt Wifi adapter. In most countries, a 3W EIRP radio is ...
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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 ...
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Remove the [name] tag?

Should we keep the name tag? The tag doesn't itself contain any information. Almost any post can have it. There's only one question marked with this tag and the tag is useless there.
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What is the right tag for a computer SMPS? power supply seems to be too generic

A desktop computer SMPS / power supply unit is widely known as SMPS and it referrers to the desktop computer Power Unit. On the other had a "power supply" or "power-supply" tag seems to be too broad ...
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Are hobby hardware questions on topic?

As a spin off from What type of hardware is allowed?, I'd like to discuss an area that doesn't exactly fit into the answers provided there. It is my understanding from the linked question that on ...
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How long does it take to open public beta?

How much time do we have before it launches to the public?
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Should we use: [GPU], [Graphics-Card], or [Video-Card]?

As most gaming (or graphics editing work) towers contain some sort of graphics processing unit and they can be fairly pricey I suspect there will be several questions about them. Current Options: [...
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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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Should questions conditioned on price include the location of the buyer? [duplicate]

Prices may vary depending on the location. Should questions conditioned on price include the location? (e.g. What's a good non-iPhone smartphone that's reasonably priced and specced?)
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What type of hardware is allowed?

I have asked this question: Standing desk with ability to raise/lower? It is receiving a few close votes for "not about computing hardware." A key thing this site will need to determine is what the ...
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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?
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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 questions about how to build computers allowed?

I ran into a question asking about, basically, where to put a piece of hardware and not about what hardware to get. Is this acceptable? I don't think this kind of question can be diverted to Superuser ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often!

Note: This post is (nearly) identical to this one on Mythology Stack Exchange I would like to echo a post that Scott Morrison made on Meta.Tex.SE: I'm a moderator from MathOverflow, and this "...
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How can we detect (and deal with) spam?

The premise of Hardware Recommendations is that Person A is looking for one or more product(s) that will satisfy certain criteria or complete a certain task. Persons B, C, D, etc. may write answers ...
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How are we going to handle questions / answers becoming outdated?

This was brought up on Area 51, but I don't think it was sufficiently addressed. Taking into consideration the following: The primary goal of a Stack Exchange site is not to simply provide an answer ...
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What to do when a question has an answer in another SE?

What to do when a question has an answer in another SE? E.g. the question Should I find a processor with "hyper-threading?": The Intel Core i7 processor has a feature known as "hyper-...
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Are DIY hardware recommendations allowed?

Now, I have been interested in the maker and hacker community for a long time. I have learned about the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, etc. Are recommendation questions about such DIY hardware platforms ...
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Should we use [sound] or [audio]?

I just asked a question with the audio tag, on top of an existing question using sound. Which should we use?
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How do we promote our site?

Because some of the private betas are not active enough, it would be nice to talk about promoting our site. Do you have any interesting proposals?
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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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What should we call our chatroom?

We have a chatroom. It's currently called "Hardware Recommendations", which is the default name for a new site's chatroom. What better names are there? As one of the Real Essential Meta Questions, ...
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Pricing as a requirement

How do we handle pricing requirements stated in questions? Do we: Consider them hard limits? Expect proof of sale-price in all answers? One of the problems is that pricing differs all over the ...
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My account has been banned after 3 questions, where only 1 question has negative votes

You've asked 3 questions recently, some of which have not been received very well by the community. I've asked 3 questions, 2 questions with 0 votes, the 3rd with -4. Is it really enough to get the ...
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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. ...
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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 advantage ...
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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 ...

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