(Somewhat related to "list of books" questions)
As has been discussed many times, link-only answers aren't very useful, essentially pointing somewhere where an answer, or maybe even only some information related to the question, may (or may not be) found. Since they provide no real answer, and linkrot could potentially make them just plain useless noise, there is a general consensus that they are bad and should be discouraged/deleted/converted-to-comment/etc.
However, some questions (like this one) specifically ask for links to other sites. The only two possible ways to answer this type of question are:
- Link to another site
- Write a giant answer covering everything that would be covered in an ideal linked site.
It seems these types of questions are just wrappers for questions like "How do I learn to program in Language Foo?" and the like. It takes a broad, unanswerable NARQ and turns it into a more specific "Where can I read something to learn to program in Langauge Foo?", which, while more specific, basically abstracts both the problem (learning Language Foo) and the answer (long process involving all sorts of things) to the point that the post isn't really any more useful than a Google search for Language Foo tutorials (less useful, in fact, since it's a static set of results that only changes when someone comes by and manually changes it).
Since the only reasonable answer to such a question is essentially link-only, it seems it might be Too Loacalized. However, the question itself is possibly just a wrapper for a NARQ, and perhaps it should be closed as such.
In the specific instance I've linked, it seems it's not so much an overly broad "how do I do this/learn to do this?" as it is an incomplete real question ("I'm trying to accomplish Task X in Language/Framework Y, and I'm having trouble with Issue Z"), and could be saved by some editing (although it seems the asker doesn't understand the topic enough to narrow it down to a specific answerable question.
Summary: Should questions specifically asking for links be closed? If yes, as NARQ, Too Localized, or something else?