7 votes

Possibly clarify the "shopping" OT closure rule

Although there isn't a clear pre-written close reason, requests for off-site info are almost always downvoted and/or closed here, and 'answers' which do little more than direct you to an external URL ...
brhans's user avatar
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3 votes

Can we have a little generosity before closing as "shopping"?

The problem with your concept of "generosity" is that it favors a single person who hasn't written a good question at the expense of all the volunteers here who look for good questions to answer and ...
Olin Lathrop's user avatar
3 votes

Can we have a little generosity before closing as "shopping"?

IF the question is improved (edited), it can be reopened. If the OP shows no interest in doing that, then closing it early is best.
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