There's nothing inherently wrong with this question. It's going to be a common problem. So why not write one definitive, killer answer explaining exactly what folks can (or can't) do in this situation? It may be true that this community (or anyone, for that matter) can do nothing about it, but that may be an answer in and of itself. Or perhaps there are ...


According to our community guidelines those questions are off-topic. I feel that it clearly falls into the "subjective" category. I routinely close such questions as off-topic under the "service recommendation" reason. On a related note, perhaps we should update that explanation to include "service reviews".


I also think that's a good idea. I've created a new close reason in line with Greg's suggestion. @Nick could you please deactivate the old one, then activate the new one? I can't approve it myself.


According to the Help Center: ...and [the question] is not about … programming technique investment advice politics or philosophy a site or software recommendation I'm not sure but I think these questions may be better suited for Money Stackexchange


I have suggested improving Questions seeking product or service recommentadations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve. to Questions seeking product recommendations or service reviews are off-topic because they tend to become outdated quickly. ...

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