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Should recommendation questions be on-topic?

No. Book recommendation questions have a tendency to invite multiple answers, none of which is more correct than any other. Both the answers themselves and the votes cast on them will likely be based ...
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Should recommendation questions be on-topic?

Absolutely not. Rand's answer is good, but I thought I'd add something. I moderate Hardware Recommendations, wherein we deal with recommending computer hardware to people who ask for it. The one ...
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What are some good (legal) resources for finding the text of books?

Sites which cover many books Project Gutenberg. An excellent resource containing thousands of texts in electronic versions with easily copy-pastable text. They also care about legality: Our ebooks ...
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Policy on questions based on homework or tests

TL;DR: whether or not a question is based on homework should be mostly irrelevant to how we treat it, unless there's some cheating or other unethical behaviour going on. Here's my basic rationale: ...
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Please include descriptions of your images

I guess I'll throw my hat in. Here's how I'll be doing it in my answers (here's an example): Description. The [enter image description here] part serves two purposes. Most important, it adds an ...
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Policy on questions based on homework or tests

N.B: I am the person who asked the question about Tissue in the first place. See here for more responses about the issue. People are worried it's unfair to produce content that may be helpful to ...
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Submit your literature reviews to our Tumblr!

List of all reviews on the Tumblr page Rachel Rising by Terry Moore, 22 July 2017, Gallifreyan The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe, 12 August 2017, Rand al'Thor Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett ...
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Guidelines for good story-id questions?

Below is the guidance I propose; it already appears on the tag info page for story-identification since April, but the version below has some minor additions that I did not yet add, now that we have a ...
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Please include descriptions of your images

Sure. There's a reason it tells you to provide an image description; it's better for people who can't see images for some reason, such as a browser not supporting it or any other reason. It takes 3 ...
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How do I tag questions properly?

This answer will by necessity not cover all cases; when in doubt check the tag wiki excerpts for tags you are considering using, or ask in chat/meta. “Tag wiki excerpts” are the little usage guidance ...
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Submit your literature reviews to our Tumblr!

I'd love to participate in submitting reviews to the blog. However, I have the following two questions before I make up my mind: Who owns the copyright to the content being published on the blog? I ...
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Policy on questions based on homework or tests

My feeling is that "do my homework for me" questions should be closed. On Writers, those are closed under the Tell Me What To Write rubric. Laura's question in particular is borderline, but seems to ...
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I've been told my question is better suited to a forum, but where should I go?

Gnooks If you want literature recommendations, try this site. Simply put in three authors you like and it'll recommend a selection of similar authors for you that you can then thumbs up or thumbs down ...
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I've been told my question is better suited to a forum, but where should I go?

etudes-litteraires.com This site has a discussion forum about French literature (in French).
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I've been told my question is better suited to a forum, but where should I go?

NoveList This resource may be available at your local library. If you like a specific genre or something within a genre, then you may use the resource to find your ideal books. A record may show ...
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I've been told my question is better suited to a forum, but where should I go?

Literaturforum (Versalia.de) The forum of the German-language literature site Versalia.de. The subforums focus on topics such as news or new publications, history & theory of literature, reviews, ...
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I've been told my question is better suited to a forum, but where should I go?

Klassikerforum A German-language forum for discussing the classics in literature.
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I've been told my question is better suited to a forum, but where should I go?

De Boekgrrls A Dutch-language forum for women who love reading.
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I've been told my question is better suited to a forum, but where should I go?

LiteraturForum.de This site has a discussion forum about German literature with—in truly German fashion—many subcategories.
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