After chatting with some users on some of the other SE sites, I heard that questions asking for recommendations of XXX are becoming very popular, and often problematic.
Examples of these are requests for recipes on Cooking, recommendations for games on Games, etc.
Do we want to allow these on our site? With what limitations?
The first discussion on this, on the SO blog: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/qa-is-hard-lets-go-shopping/
Also check this looong, but very good, discussion on MetaGames: https://gaming.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/997/handling-game-recommendations-how-can-we-solve-these-two-problems-of-quality
Giving thought to this, here it might make sense, depending...
For example, here are a few recent questions like this:
- A firewall without any extra features
- Computer Forensics: what is in your toolbox?
Now, for the most part, I think these questions have value... but I'm not sure why?
I think we should have a consensus for policy, before it gets away from us.
I have a few ideas, but I want to hear what others think first...