Questions tagged [best-practice]

Questions about best practice questions at issue on the main site with people asking about them or why they don't work.

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Why questions about “the correct way” are too broad

Questions of the following form are often closed as too broad: "Review My Design" "What is the Best Practice?" "Will my approach work? Is it viable?" "Is this the correct / preferred / accepted / ...
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Making “best practices” questions more palatable: how to ask a “best practice” question that is acceptable to the community?

We all know what the problems with most "best practices" questions is. Quite Often, it is spotting a herd in the distance and going trotting off after it. The other problem is that they can often be ...
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What's wrong with proving best practices through statistics?

The guidance for off-topic questions has this to say about the use of statistics: Asking for a link to something or statistics This is a subtler meaning of the 'favorite off-site resource' ...