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Are questions concerning commercial business-band radios allowed here?

The hamSE What-topics-are-allowed-here help page does not specifically disallow questions about non-amateur-band business radios, business repeaters, antennas, etc. in such a way that the majority of ...
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Should service recommendation questions be off-topic?

The site's scope currently specifically mentions as off topic "shopping recommendations for specific products". This is to a large extent because Stack Exchange generally does very poorly for product ...
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What should the help center read about on-topic and off-topic questions?

Each Stack Exchange site has a Help Center page What topics can I ask about here? detailing the scope of the site in question. Ours is still a default stub: Please look around to see if your ...
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What specific off-topic close reasons do we want or need?

We have had questions related to this matter here on Meta before (there are probably more that I just don't recall right now). When we added the custom close reason dealing with specifying a relevant ...
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Should questions on broadcast radio be specifically off topic?

We have had a few questions that deal specifically with broadcast radio. That is, some form of one-to-many transmissions, occasionally on frequency bands specifically assigned to broadcast radio as ...
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How can I build a _____?

There are not a small number of questions that ask about how to build something not too specific: Low parts count CW HF receiver? How can I construct a practical loop antenna for 2m band? Is there a ...
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Is “amateur radio” vs. “Amateur Radio” on topic?

Here's an interesting question: How do I build an portable FM transmitter? This doesn't qualify as Amateur Radio in the US, on at least two counts: (with some assumption) it involves operation in ...
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Questions that aren't off topic shouldn't be moved

There is a difference between a question that could be answered on another site, and a question which is off-topic for this site. For instance, I'm probably going to start asking questions about Go ...
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To what extent are “recommend a solution” questions allowed

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,...