6

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?"

6

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.)

  • 1
    How much good do these lists of links do, especially without any prose explaining the value of each link? – Isaac Moses May 31 '11 at 21:21
  • 1
    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 May 31 '11 at 21:27

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .