Obviously a question like "where can I buy X" is not on topic, but there is a valid question right now of chinese-brand vs established-brand HTs. This is more of a continuum than an easy boundary line, so where should the line be drawn? Some examples:
Requests for specific product suggestions or comparisons (What model is better for my purpose, a Yaesu VX-7R or VX-8R? / Suggest a good radio for portable APRS use.)
Requests for products fitting certain criteria (What radios can be used for portable APRS use? / Does the Wouxun UV-3R fit these requirements?)
Questions of how to find a product meeting certain criteria (What features or parameters are required for portable APRS use?)
Requests for a brand or product meeting an objective threshold (What brand of ham DMR radio is most compatible with MOTOTRBO features? / What company produces UHF portables with the best adjacent channel rejection?)
Or put in other words - product suggestions? product comparisons? Objective questions about whether a product fulfills a certain need? General questions about how to evaluate products? General questions about what brands tend to meet certain criteria?
General questions about how to evaluate products?is allowed, other questions might not be up-to-date tomorrow. $\endgroup$