Given the tag description
Tag for asking for recommendations on resources (such as books), programming languages and more related to programming
most of what the tag describes is explicitly declared as being off-topic for P.SE.
Based on that, I agree that the tag should be removed.
The Help Center's page about what can be asked here has a list of types questions that are not allowed, even if they fall into one of the things that are considered on-topic here:
Some questions, even if they appear to fit into one of the above
categories, may still be off-topic or a poor fit for this format:
explaining, writing or debugging ...
Book suggestions are adequately outlined between the What about suggestive questions and the What kind of questions should I not ask here sections. The 6 suggested guidelines:
inspire answers that explain “why” and “how”.
Book recommendations don't fit this based on experience of what answers they generate.
tend to have long, not short, answers.
If you sufficiently describe your scenario and requirements (functional and quality attributes) and can demonstrate that you have done some background research into your options, I don't see why it wouldn't be on-topic. However, if your constraints aren't enough, it could stray into primarily opinion based (if we can't say for sure that one option is ...
Yes, I think something should be in the FAQ explicitly stating that questions asking for broad recommendations are not allowed on this site.
I see many questions getting closed because they're asking for a broad recommendation, such as book topics, framework advice, shopping advice, etc.
Since they all get closed for being a broad recommendation, it makes ...