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Why asking for books recommendation is OffTopic and be closed instead? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are book recommendations on-topic? I asked this question and someone closed it. Why asking for books recommendation is OffTopic and be closed instead? I see a lot of books ...
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Can we ask questions about book and tool recommendations on programmers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are book recommendations on-topic? Asking for book and tool recommendations on Stack Overflow is now prohibited. And they are off-topic and not constructive on SO. So can we ...
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Are you still confused about what Programmers (now called Software Engineering) is for?

I'm going to try and keep this short, because a lot of it has already been discussed. If you are interested in the history, you can find it here on Programmers Meta, but here's a very brief recap: ...
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Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative Phase II

Back in 2012, we launched the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative (STCI). It was very successful in identifying tags to create, merge, remove, and blacklist. However, it has been about 3 years since ...
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Why was my question closed or down voted?

Help! My question was closed (or down voted). Why? And what can I do about it? Downvoted Duplicate Off topic What technology to take up next Recommend a software library, tool, book, research paper,...
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On discussions and why they don't make good questions

I'll start off with the irony of this question being tagged with a discussion and point out that meta is different. Why don't discussion questions work in Stack Exchange? What is it about the ...
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What should our predefined off-topic reasons be?

There are some fairly major changes coming soon to how posts are closed, you may want to read up on the details: Closing changes: [on hold], unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-...
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Is our current process of handling resource request questions sufficient?

Right now, we're operating on some community discussions from several years ago: Are book recommendations on-topic? (July 2011) What's up with all the book recommendation flags? (December 2011) The ...
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How long will this forum survive if the moderators keep closing questions

For starters this is not a repeat of the "Why are so many questions closed" and other similar posts. The answer to these earlier questions was that the site was not moderated initially and there was ...
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What's up with all the book recommendation flags?

There have been a ton of book recommendation questions, some fairly old with helpful answers, flagged as not constructive today. According to the last discussion on this, most of these qualify as ...
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Are “I'm looking for X” questions on topic?

The question Is there something else like SquareSpace out there? (10k link) reminded me that there is nothing explicit in our FAQ about shopping recommendation questions. The question starts out with: ...
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When does a question fall into “allowable recommendation” category (good subjective) and when does it not?

I only saw the "Good Subjective, Bad Subjective" warning next to book recommendation questions. Do they form an exception? For example this question is a "recommendation"-kind, which is indeed not a ...
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add “finding a good book for ____” to off-topic section

Currently the on-topic page reads: and it is not about... general workplace issues, office politics, and job hunting (check out The Workplace instead) implementation issues, such as ...
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Are questions about source control off topic?

Why is this question considered off topic? I choose to be fair and show all reasons why I dislike the current options - would've it been ontopic if I simply lied and only told I was dissatisfied with ...
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Why book questions tend to get downvoted and closed?

I noticed that a lot of questions related to books and book recommendations are getting downvoted and closed. This question suggests that some people have negative attitude towards such type of ...

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