There is a very popular question on stackoverflow that I think would be good to ask on judaism.SE. The issue is as stated on stackoverflow that this type of question strictly speaking should not be on a SE site.

what would the appropriate way (if any) to ask this question?

To clarify what I want to ask is something of the sort: "What are the best resources for Jewish texts on the internet?" OR "What websites should every Jew have bookmarked?"


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AFAICT the reason such questions are frowned upon on SE sites is that they're subjective, with no answer objectively better than any other. Asking such a question on Judaism.SE and asking not what "what do you recommend" but "what does Judaism recommend, and can you cite a source for it" would work, I think. That setup doesn't work for all questions of this sort, but would for, e.g., "Starting a Jewish Library".

(Personally, I don't see why a seeking-a-bunch-of-subjective-responses question is bad, but if SE says so, then, well, we've gotta play by the rules.)

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    How much good do these lists of links do, especially without any prose explaining the value of each link?
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    May 31, 2011 at 21:21
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    Well, if you cite sources (as mentioned in my answer here), that's as good as prose explaining value, I think. Or are you referring to my last sentence, "I don't see why..."? That was just thrown into my answer as a little bit of soapboxing. I don't think this question (or site) is the right forum to discuss it really....
    – msh210 Mod
    May 31, 2011 at 21:27

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