Can we get the commonly used close reason of "shopping questions not allowed" added?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because questions seeking recommendations for specific products or places to purchase them are off-topic as they are rarely useful to others and quickly obsolete. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve.
That text is taken direct from the ElectronicEngineering SE. Their help pages have:
and it is not about …
- a shopping or buying recommendation
It does make a bit of a grey line with our help files:
Board recommendations. Make sure to include detailed information about the project you are doing and your requirements. If your question is too vague, it may be put on hold.
Asking which board would be best for a specific job, or finding out the differences between boards, I would say is fine. Asking where to buy something from, or a vague "I can't buy X because I can't find it in my local shop, what could I get instead?" should be closed as off topic.
This gives a definite reason why the question is closed, not just vague "too broad" or "opinion based" or "unclear what you're asking".
The blog post linked in the close reason text above (and copied here so you don't have to scroll up) gives a good discussion about the sentiment behind it.
Do you have any recent questions that warrant this?Here are some not so recent but still.... arduino.stackexchange.com/questions/18277/…, arduino.stackexchange.com/questions/20524/…, arduino.stackexchange.com/questions/6769/…, arduino.stackexchange.com/questions/11640/…