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On which Stack Exchange site can I ask questions about search engines like Ecosia?

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    What type of question do you want to ask about it? Do you have an example? – Servy Aug 9 '17 at 19:16
  • @Servy In this specific situation I want to ask if the search engine "Ecosia.org" is legit and trustable. – Féileacán Aug 9 '17 at 19:19
  • That's going to be asking for opinions, and isn't going to be on topic anywhere. – Servy Aug 9 '17 at 19:24
  • @Servy What's about the Software Recommendation SE? Isn't that about opinions too? On which pages should I ask questions like this? – Féileacán Aug 9 '17 at 19:27
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    They have very strict guidelines to minimize subjectiveness, such as requiring questions to provide a strict list of required features, at which point answers are merely providing products that have those features (an objective judgement, not a subjective one). Like I said, that question is going to be off topic on any SE site. – Servy Aug 9 '17 at 19:29
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If you can phrase it as a question that can be given an objective answer within 1-5 paragraphs, then Sustainability.SE is the network site for you.

If the question was "is ecosia.org trustable?", that's likely to get put on hold until it's improved.

If, however, the question was: "are there any independent verifications that ecosia.org is using (almost) all its ad revenues for tree planting", then that could be the start of a good question, if you then were to add a few sentences about what ecosia is, and what it claims to do. Remember, we want questions to be self-contained, so people don't have to go read another webpage elsewhere, to understand the question you're asking.

Another viable question might be something like: "is the tree-planting done by ecosia actually contributing to sustainability, by some objective measure?"

And again, a handful of sentences about them and what they are doing, and where & how they are doing it, will help people understand the context, without having to go elsewhere to find enough context to be able to answer the question.

The idea is that only one person should have to read and summarise all the context that allows the question to make sense: and that one person is the question-asker. That's much more efficient than asking a dozen (or more) other people to each do all that reading and summarising for themselves, before they try to answer it.

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