Given that this is a meta-site, is this the right place to ask questions about asking questions on Stack Exchange?
I am currently looking for input on a topic related to trading / swaps of a specific financial derivatives. It seems to me that money.stackexchange.com is the right place for this. However, the scope of the questions is likely to lead to some answers including recommendations for specific service providers.
I am not necessarily looking for specific recommendations however. Rather more, I am looking for "possibilities" (e.g., a list of places (brokers) that allow me to trade said financial derivatives), or, what type of broker would possibly let me trade these Derivates. In other words, I want to narrow my search and tap into the knowledge of the people on this network for this purpose.
Can I ask such a question on Stack Exchange? In other words, if it doesn't fit the scope of Stack Exchange to ask for recommendations, does it fit the scope of Stack Exchange to ask for "lists of possibilities", or general advice/scope reduction, without any specific judgement (which may be interpreted as a recommendation)?
In a nutshell, I am looking for input, but the scope of the question leads me to think it may be received negatively, even though the question is, in my view, an absolutely valid question.
Can I post such a question on Stack Exchange, and in this case specifically, on money.stackexchange.com, or is this (Stack Exchange in general) not the place?
It has been suggested that this is a possible duplicate of this question. While I agree that it is similiar, I don't necessarily think it is the same. I don't want to start a vote. Nor would I necessarily be asking for "brainstorming" (although personally, I wouldn't mind it - however, this is probably not within the scope of Stack Exchange?). I am looking for "What type of service provider lets me do financial transaction xyz".
I am not necessarily looking for specific recommendations. (Which I would love of course, but this, also, is not within the scope of SE from my personal experience.)