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We already have the following in the FAQ under "What kinds of questions should I not ask hereWhat kinds of questions should I not ask here":

  • every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ____________?”
  • your answer is provided along with the question, and you expect more answers: “I use ____________ for ____________, what do you use?”
  • there is no actual problem to be solved: “I’m curious if other people feel like I do.”
  • we are being asked an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ____________ happened?”
  • it is a rant disguised as a question: “____________ sucks, am I right?”

Can we add the following to the list, the higher-up the better?

  • you are asking for a product/tool recommendation, such as "Any recommendations for a ____________" or "Can anyone suggest a ____________ ?"

As I type this, I realize that recommendations could fall under the first bullet point, "Every answer is equally valid", but this tends to be overlooked a lot.

In that case, instead of a new bullet point, could we update the first bullet point to something along the lines of:

  • every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ____________?”, or “Can you suggest/recommend a ____________?”

This way, recommendations and suggestions are explicitly called out as invalid.

We already have the following in the FAQ under "What kinds of questions should I not ask here":

  • every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ____________?”
  • your answer is provided along with the question, and you expect more answers: “I use ____________ for ____________, what do you use?”
  • there is no actual problem to be solved: “I’m curious if other people feel like I do.”
  • we are being asked an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ____________ happened?”
  • it is a rant disguised as a question: “____________ sucks, am I right?”

Can we add the following to the list, the higher-up the better?

  • you are asking for a product/tool recommendation, such as "Any recommendations for a ____________" or "Can anyone suggest a ____________ ?"

As I type this, I realize that recommendations could fall under the first bullet point, "Every answer is equally valid", but this tends to be overlooked a lot.

In that case, instead of a new bullet point, could we update the first bullet point to something along the lines of:

  • every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ____________?”, or “Can you suggest/recommend a ____________?”

This way, recommendations and suggestions are explicitly called out as invalid.

We already have the following in the FAQ under "What kinds of questions should I not ask here":

  • every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ____________?”
  • your answer is provided along with the question, and you expect more answers: “I use ____________ for ____________, what do you use?”
  • there is no actual problem to be solved: “I’m curious if other people feel like I do.”
  • we are being asked an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ____________ happened?”
  • it is a rant disguised as a question: “____________ sucks, am I right?”

Can we add the following to the list, the higher-up the better?

  • you are asking for a product/tool recommendation, such as "Any recommendations for a ____________" or "Can anyone suggest a ____________ ?"

As I type this, I realize that recommendations could fall under the first bullet point, "Every answer is equally valid", but this tends to be overlooked a lot.

In that case, instead of a new bullet point, could we update the first bullet point to something along the lines of:

  • every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ____________?”, or “Can you suggest/recommend a ____________?”

This way, recommendations and suggestions are explicitly called out as invalid.

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Can we add "recommendations" to the list of "What kinds of questions should I not ask here" in the FAQ?

We already have the following in the FAQ under "What kinds of questions should I not ask here":

  • every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ____________?”
  • your answer is provided along with the question, and you expect more answers: “I use ____________ for ____________, what do you use?”
  • there is no actual problem to be solved: “I’m curious if other people feel like I do.”
  • we are being asked an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ____________ happened?”
  • it is a rant disguised as a question: “____________ sucks, am I right?”

Can we add the following to the list, the higher-up the better?

  • you are asking for a product/tool recommendation, such as "Any recommendations for a ____________" or "Can anyone suggest a ____________ ?"

As I type this, I realize that recommendations could fall under the first bullet point, "Every answer is equally valid", but this tends to be overlooked a lot.

In that case, instead of a new bullet point, could we update the first bullet point to something along the lines of:

  • every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ____________?”, or “Can you suggest/recommend a ____________?”

This way, recommendations and suggestions are explicitly called out as invalid.