The community has been doing a good job closing opinion based questions, but I wanted to see if there was community support for adding a new close reason to make it very clear to the OP how to improve a question when we choose to close them for opinion based and hardware shopping reasons.
In addition to the default close reason (This question does not appear to be about Apple hardware or software within the scope defined in the help center.) and the two custom Off-Topic Close Reasons: (Questions about software development are off-topic here, but can be asked on Stack Overflow. and Questions about pre-release products and services are off-topic. )
I'm proposing to add a third custom close reason:
Questions asking us to recommend or find a Mac, book, tool, tutorial or other off-site resource are generally off-topic for Ask Different as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam. Instead, edit this question to describe the problem and what has been done so far to solve it.
Yea, Nea or "yes but it should be edited" answers requested. As long as we have a majority of "yes" we can refine the wording, intent and links in the answer and make the change without needing to retire any current close reasons.