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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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Is a [recommendations] tag really necessary?

Seen this on a few questions, but is it really necessary? Isn't half this site recommendations? We recommend principles, languages, contests, and best ways to handle something. Thought I would ask ...
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What is the best? VS What is your favorite? VS What X to use?

What is the best X? versus What is your favorite X? versus What X to use? I'm wondering if such questions result in the same answer, often the best is your favorite and vice-versa. My guess is that ...
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Can the rules on book advice be clarified in the FAQ?

According to a discussion I had in the comments on this SO question, it seems that asking for a list of book recommendations is verboten on Programmers. The site's FAQ gives me the opposite ...
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Should we ban the recommendations tag?

recommendations Almost all the questions on this tag are to be closed for being off-topic. Shouldn't it be banned? Another question talks about this: Is a [recommendations] tag really necessary? ...
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Should we include an introductory book list in each topical tag wiki?

Since in Are book recommendations on-topic? there is a sentiment that at least some book recommendation questions are off-topic, would it be helpful if book lists can be added to the tag wiki? (maybe ...
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My book-recommendation question on very specific topic was deleted

This is my deleted question. From this meta question I conclude that it's acceptable to ask for course/book recommendations on specialized topics: Are book recommendations on-topic? So, can I do ...