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Why is Stack Overflow discouraging “which book should I read for…” questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to request book recommendations Maybe this is not such a stupid question. There are similars, but they don't directly answer what I'm asking: Aren't questions about ...
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Are book recommendation questions not allowed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to request book recommendations What Stack Exchange site would address software suggestion questions? Example: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11659740/book-...
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Where I can ask for recomendation on books on databases? [duplicate]

Normally I would ask on Stack Overflow, but after reading the rules I am positive that it is not the right place. I am not even sure if this is the right place to ask this "meta" question?
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1answer
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On what Stack Exchange site should I ask for programming related book recommendations? [duplicate]

Sometimes I see questions on Stack Overflow like What is the best book or site to learn C++? (Not first programming language) What is the best book to study C#.NET? Best Erlang Book / References ...
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Hold questions that use “text speak”?

Would it be possible to hold questions that use "text speak"? I'm probably showing my age, but I despise reading posts like: i can't <...>. pls help me. thx u. Would it be possible to ...
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4answers
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Exceptional cases for list questions [duplicate]

Disclaimer: I am starting this question because one of my questions was closed under this reasoning. However, I will attempt to remain objective. The question that sparks this one is here: http://...
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Are recommendation questions an acceptable kind of list-type question or should they be closed? [duplicate]

Recommendations are a recurring topic on multiple Stack Exchange (SE) sites. Some sites allow recommendations (ex: boardgames), some do not (ex: gaming). There are many reasons for that and I can ...
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Why was question closed? [closed]

Why was this question closed? How is asking (a very specific question) about a reference request for a specific programming language off topic? Access 2007 VBA book I would like to add that it ...
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How to know site policies not explicitly addressed in the FAQ?

Originally I requested reading recommendations, which was subsequently closed because it did not fit Stack Overflow's Q&A format. Next, I asked how to request a reading recommendation which was ...
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Why was my question closed as “not constructive”? [duplicate]

Is there any way to get feedback on why my question was considered "not constructive" as it was a genuine question, and I want to avoid getting my questions blocked in the future? The question: Tool ...
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How can we discourage book recommendation questions?

The issue of book recommendations has been raised before (to name a few examples); however, I'm raising it again because the problem doesn't seem to have gone away. books has over 2,500 questions, so ...
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3answers
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Best software / website / application / framework for something: where to ask such questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Stack Exchange site would address software suggestion questions? I saw that, in general, questions like the one reported in the title are closed by community. I just ...
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Where can I ask a 'reference-request' questions? (Or the tag is 'reference-request' missing) [duplicate]

On StackOverflow, I noticed that there is no tag: reference-request. That is, I have questions of the type: "I am learning X within the context of Y with language Z for application W. What are the ...