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Nov 17 '11 at 16:50 comment added Richard That might be a list question. There are only a couple of major dialects that are really well suited for initial learning. The big problem I see with that question is that it's too local. The options depend on where you are located, what resources are available, and what the native population speak. Think of it this way: Would someone in Northern Russia find the same answer just as correct as someone in Argentina?
Nov 17 '11 at 7:19 comment added misterjaytee Another question could be: When learning Spanish, is there any reason to learn one particular variation over another (e.g. Mainland Spain over Latin America). - Would this be considered a list question, or would this be acceptable?
Nov 17 '11 at 7:11 comment added misterjaytee Okay, I get the list question bit, but there are some very useful SE questions and answers that are list questions and have been very useful resources which often come up when doing Google searches. What you seem to be after is questions with a definite answer and not those which could cause expert opinion to be divided.
Nov 16 '11 at 21:46 comment added hippietrail No not recommendations as I tried to clarify. Not all resource questions are recommendation questions. All of the Language & Usage site have a "resources" tag: English x 20, French x 11, German x 17, Japanese x 17. It's also used in more than a couple of the other sites too. There's nothing wrong with having strict rules on such questions though.
Nov 16 '11 at 21:36 comment added Richard @hippietrail If we decided to implement that rule, we would have to be very specific about it. The general rule is that book recommendations are off-topic. Travel may be an exception, however, it looks like those are off-topic there as well. Still, if you are interested in opening up book recommendations, then start a new meta post about it and give a nice long explanation of why we should consider breaking the SE-given rule. See also
Nov 16 '11 at 21:28 comment added hippietrail Asking for books and websites is off-topic? On travel.SE we do it all the time. But they have to be based on specific features rather than "recommend" or "the best" which are subjective. Asking for a language course, dictionary, or website that includes or specializes some particular thing should be OK in my opinion. If the question is "does such a resource exist?" it's good. If the question is "help me choose a good resource" it's bad.
Nov 16 '11 at 19:01 history answered Richard CC BY-SA 3.0