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List questions are not encouraged on any SE site. They are tollerated on a few but never encouraged. Additionally, each site has it's own guidelines for what is allowed or not. We're still working on ours.

Stack exchanges sites are focused on questions that can have a single correct answer. Lists run afoul of the FAQ on this point under questions NOT to askquestions NOT to ask:

every answer is equally valid

Particularly on a beta site where we are trying to encourage expert level questions, we are trying to avoid these kind of questions. The other thread on book recommendations points out that those types of questions in particular have two different kinds of troubles. Mark also comments that:

It's tempting to see book recommendation questions open elsewhere on the site and say we should allow them here, but that way lies madness.

See the rest of his answer for an explanation as to why.

There is no reason you can't recommend a book title for further reading on a topic if it goes along with your answer, but threads that only ask for book recommendations are discouraged.

List questions are not encouraged on any SE site. They are tollerated on a few but never encouraged. Additionally, each site has it's own guidelines for what is allowed or not. We're still working on ours.

Stack exchanges sites are focused on questions that can have a single correct answer. Lists run afoul of the FAQ on this point under questions NOT to ask:

every answer is equally valid

Particularly on a beta site where we are trying to encourage expert level questions, we are trying to avoid these kind of questions. The other thread on book recommendations points out that those types of questions in particular have two different kinds of troubles. Mark also comments that:

It's tempting to see book recommendation questions open elsewhere on the site and say we should allow them here, but that way lies madness.

See the rest of his answer for an explanation as to why.

There is no reason you can't recommend a book title for further reading on a topic if it goes along with your answer, but threads that only ask for book recommendations are discouraged.

List questions are not encouraged on any SE site. They are tollerated on a few but never encouraged. Additionally, each site has it's own guidelines for what is allowed or not. We're still working on ours.

Stack exchanges sites are focused on questions that can have a single correct answer. Lists run afoul of the FAQ on this point under questions NOT to ask:

every answer is equally valid

Particularly on a beta site where we are trying to encourage expert level questions, we are trying to avoid these kind of questions. The other thread on book recommendations points out that those types of questions in particular have two different kinds of troubles. Mark also comments that:

It's tempting to see book recommendation questions open elsewhere on the site and say we should allow them here, but that way lies madness.

See the rest of his answer for an explanation as to why.

There is no reason you can't recommend a book title for further reading on a topic if it goes along with your answer, but threads that only ask for book recommendations are discouraged.

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List questions are not encouraged on any SE site. They are tollerated on a few but never encouraged. Additionally, each site has it's own guidelines for what is allowed or not. We're still working on ours.

Stack exchanges sites are focused on questions that can have a single correct answer. Lists run afoul of the FAQ on this point under questions NOT to ask:

every answer is equally valid

Particularly on a beta site where we are trying to encourage expert level questions, we are trying to avoid these kind of questions. The other thread on book recommendationsthread on book recommendations points out that those types of questions in particular have two different kinds of troublestwo different kinds of troubles. Mark also commentsalso comments that:

It's tempting to see book recommendation questions open elsewhere on the site and say we should allow them here, but that way lies madness.

See the rest of his answerrest of his answer for an explanation as to why.

There is no reason you can't recommend a book title for further reading on a topic if it goes along with your answer, but threads that only ask for book recommendations are discouraged.

List questions are not encouraged on any SE site. They are tollerated on a few but never encouraged. Additionally, each site has it's own guidelines for what is allowed or not. We're still working on ours.

Stack exchanges sites are focused on questions that can have a single correct answer. Lists run afoul of the FAQ on this point under questions NOT to ask:

every answer is equally valid

Particularly on a beta site where we are trying to encourage expert level questions, we are trying to avoid these kind of questions. The other thread on book recommendations points out that those types of questions in particular have two different kinds of troubles. Mark also comments that:

It's tempting to see book recommendation questions open elsewhere on the site and say we should allow them here, but that way lies madness.

See the rest of his answer for an explanation as to why.

There is no reason you can't recommend a book title for further reading on a topic if it goes along with your answer, but threads that only ask for book recommendations are discouraged.

List questions are not encouraged on any SE site. They are tollerated on a few but never encouraged. Additionally, each site has it's own guidelines for what is allowed or not. We're still working on ours.

Stack exchanges sites are focused on questions that can have a single correct answer. Lists run afoul of the FAQ on this point under questions NOT to ask:

every answer is equally valid

Particularly on a beta site where we are trying to encourage expert level questions, we are trying to avoid these kind of questions. The other thread on book recommendations points out that those types of questions in particular have two different kinds of troubles. Mark also comments that:

It's tempting to see book recommendation questions open elsewhere on the site and say we should allow them here, but that way lies madness.

See the rest of his answer for an explanation as to why.

There is no reason you can't recommend a book title for further reading on a topic if it goes along with your answer, but threads that only ask for book recommendations are discouraged.

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List questions are not encouraged on any SE site. They are tollerated on a few but never encouraged. Additionally, each site has it's own guidelines for what is allowed or not. We're still working on ours.

Stack exchanges sites are focused on questions that can have a single correct answer. Lists run afoul of the FAQ on this point under questions NOT to ask:

every answer is equally valid

Particularly on a beta site where we are trying to encourage expert level questions, we are trying to avoid these kind of questions. The other thread on book recommendations points out that those types of questions in particular have two different kinds of troubles. Mark also comments that:

It's tempting to see book recommendation questions open elsewhere on the site and say we should allow them here, but that way lies madness.

See the rest of his answer for an explanation as to why.

There is no reason you can't recommend a book title for further reading on a topic if it goes along with your answer, but threads that only ask for book recommendations are discouraged.