Questions tagged [equipment-recommendations]

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Is it okay to post non-answers to bad questions?

Like most SE sites, we get quite a few questions that are off-topic or just plain bad. It seems like the most frequent type of offender is the request for a personal equipment recommendation. What I ...
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Why not say it explicitly? “Product recommendation questions aren't allowed here.”

Product recommendation questions are appearing everyday. They are downvoted but they're still there, making the list a bit messy. I know, you know... But what about folks who come to this site via a ...
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Time to propose a Camera Shopping Stack Exchange?

Background: Do we scare off new users? Shopping questions are generally off topic here -- see Why is there so much hostility to 'what should I buy' and 'shopping' questions? for ...
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Is this question about specific camera model possible to rescue or it's per definition off-topic?

I'm choosing now new camera for me, and I have many doubts, especially because new Canon compact models are criticized because of too weak batteries and I have no experience with any other ...
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What to do with old questions that are examples of what not to do?

While browsing around today, I found What are the pros/cons of a Canon SX30IS compared to Fuji HS 10 / HS 20?, a three year old question which to me looks like a question that is a bad question for ...
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What about “review this item please” questions?

Example: How good is Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 DG Macro Lens The question shows that some basic research has been done, and it's not one of those "shop for me!" questions we all love so much. But, ...
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Proposed “soft-landing” for “what camera” questions.

This is building on an idea from this discussion about equipment recommendations. The idea is that we'd have a "soft landing" post which "I am new; what camera should I buy?" questions could be marked ...
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What should we do about very person-specific [equipment-recommendation] questions?

We get a lot of equipment recommendation questions on this site; it's currently the 2nd-most popular tag, behind the lens tag. Many of these questions seem to start out as something vague and hard to ...
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Should respondents make a disclaimer when recommending equipment/cameras, etc?

Motivation We get a lot of questions asking for equipment recommendations. I am not going to deal with whether these questions should be asked or answered (another debate) but want instead to advocate ...
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Should we create a separate camera gear recommendation site?

Consensus seems to generally be that camera-recommendation questions are off-topic on this site. (See discussion Equipment recommendation questions) But we get a lot of such questions, and they make ...
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Equipment recommendation questions

Are equipment recommendation questions on topic and how should they be presented to be relevant? There was a brief discussion about recommendations in answers in this topic: What is our view on ...
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What is our view on product recommendations in answers?

Taking this question as an example. First the answer given by "André Carregal" seems appropriate to me and as such I have already upvoted it. However I'm curious about the community view on the ...