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What exactly is a recommendation question on Ask Different?

Software Recommendation questions are allowed here and they will almost always be closed if they don't follow the guidelines for asking a good question in general and in specific listing detailed ...
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What exactly is a recommendation question on Ask Different?

This is a good question and one that will be hard to definitively answer, although we could try to define, over time, what is and isn't covered by this particular close reason. One type of question ...
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What exactly is a recommendation question on Ask Different?

Not to be argumentative here (hah!) It seems that the definition of "Off-Topic" is fairly clear (IMHO) in that the subject matter is something that is open to interpretation, varies with your ...
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Do my eyes deceive me? Lots of people lost a lot of reputation today

While I got hit with a big -185, my overall rank or reputation didn't drop a lot (thankfully).
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Do my eyes deceive me? Lots of people lost a lot of reputation today

Ok, here's mine - from 4th down to 1,120th! I don't live for rep, but admit I was looking forward to breaking the 50K barrier. Guess I'll have to wait a bit longer for that now. :( Oh well, ...
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Do my eyes deceive me? Lots of people lost a lot of reputation today

Was not significant this time around, just lost a measly 85 rep points: But I had a 'Month of Ouch' back in January:
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What exactly is a recommendation question on Ask Different?

We do have the software-recommendation tag. This might be a good place to talk about when that is appropriate.
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What exactly is a recommendation question on Ask Different?

What about script writing? (I know it appears outside the scope here, but hear me out for a second). It could be argued that this is a recommendation to find an off-site resource for developer ...
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Do my eyes deceive me? Lots of people lost a lot of reputation today

It's not, fortunately for me, a significant percentage - but ouch Edit & add your own, for the 'Week of Ouch' posterity community wiki.
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Where is the list of canonical questions stored for Ask Different?

I propose that links to the very good canonical questions (as sourced from the wiki answer on this question) should be added to the relevant tag wikis. For example, icloud or appleid could include a ...
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