Questions tagged [shopping]

Shopping questions are off topic. This for discussions of how to improve these questions so they are on topic. Also for what is and is not shopping questions.

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Possibly clarify the "shopping" OT closure rule

Appropriate closure? This closed question below (OT, the "shopping" issue) wasn't actually asking for reviews of commercial electronic devices, or for component purchase recommendation. ...
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Forum about component sourcing

I know that questions about component sourcing is off-topic on electronics.stackexchange.com. Do you know any question/answer based-sites (such as forums or even IRC channels) where electronic parts ...
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Can we have a little generosity before closing as "shopping"?

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/272895/looking-for-ic-schematic-that-can-output-modulated-signal-of-8-bits-repeatedly If neither a part recommendation nor a schematic would be a valid ...
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privilege for sourcing (some call them "shopping") questions?

At the moment, sourcing (shopping) questions are discouraged at Electrical Engineering. Many shopping questions are of low quality. For example, the author didn't do enough web searching. On the ...
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Where to go for shopping questions?

We've established (several times) that electronics.stackexchange.com is not for shopping questions. But, apart from searching in the usual big catalogues (Digi-Key, Mouser, Farnell, etc.) what is a ...
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How do we formulate good and bad shopping questions for FAQ?

One point in our current FAQ is that a shopping or buying recommendations are off-topic. It is not uncommon for questions here to be about shopping or buying and we need to differentiate between "...
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Can we have a "Bad Shopping Question" reason for closing?

It seems that the reasons available for closing a question are ill suited for closing bad shopping questions. The currently available reasons are: Why should this question be closed? exact duplicate:...
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Questions about where to buy something is offtopic?

Recently, one of my questions got closed by the moderator Kortuk. This is the question In summary, it's basically "where can I buy a certain kind of LED?" Kortuk closed this as "shopping advice does ...
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What to do with shopping advice questions?

The 8th question in the "7 Essential Questions of Every Meta" is about shopping advice. It seems like there's been a rash of shopping questions here lately. Is this good or bad? Software https://...
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