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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tag publicity,promotion,promotions can be merged into just publicity

As the topic Says. I am posting this as apparently i do not have votes on either of the tags to suggest synonyms.
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Are questions about software technologies' “fitness to scenarios” acceptable?

(I am adapting and copying my question here from Software Recommendations.) Would a question about which software technology to choose for a given scenario be on topic ? The question I need to ask ...
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Can I ask for hardware recommendations

I was going to ask the following question: Are there any benefits of gaming laptops to the non gamer? After seeing the list of "questions with similar titles", I saw that a question asking: "best ...
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Can there be an area for interesting discussion?

A lot of times, development requires discussion. As programmers we know that there is not clear right or wrong answer, but a myriad of solutions, each with their own benefits and draw back. Example: ...
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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 ...
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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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I have a tiny problem

I have a huge tiny problem! The problem is that I cannot post a question on this site which does not automatically get put on hold! My problem began when I tried to ask which tool I should use to ...