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Sometimes I see questions on Stack Overflow like

and most of them are flagged as off topic, because they are not completely related to programming.

What are other Stack Exchange sites where these questions can be asked?

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Nowhere. Such recommendation/shopping questions are off-topic for the entire network. –  Bart Jun 4 '13 at 10:03
    
This type of question is generally not suitable for Stack Exchange - this blog post explains. –  Oded Jun 4 '13 at 10:06
    
I am sorry, i am not getting your point, please elaborate it... Thanks –  Freedom Jun 4 '13 at 10:07
    
@Freedom There is no site within the network where such questions (book recommendations) can be asked. Read through the links we have provided you to see why. –  Bart Jun 4 '13 at 10:09
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and most of them are flagged as off topic, because they are not completely related to programming.

The ones you have listed are not closed as off topic. They are closed as not constructive and duplicated as they should.

Off topic marked question can indeed be suitable for other websites but if they are valid enough are usually moved to those websites. Sometimes though they are not suitable for the entire SE network yet and should stay closed.

I want to ask about the other Stackexchange sites where these questions can be asked?

There are tons of SE websites nowadays, but probably the most close to SO is Programmers.SE. Take a look at their about page and see if your questions are suitable for that website.

Notice that not constructive questions on SO are usually not suitable for the entire SE network due to their being subjective. Programmers in the other hand is known for being a little bit softer at accepting questions, but this is not the case.

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Ahhh... Classic reason users should be careful how they edit their questions! –  Andrew's a Unitato Jun 4 '13 at 10:21
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