I did some searching of The Internets and found a widget that seems cool. However, I didn't find any other info. I decided to ask about it here. I'm somewhat active on several SE's (and have read a lot of meta), and my question seemed to fit a Q&A format, so I asked if it was a thing yet and if it was for sale or still in development.
And now it's closed as a shopping question. Shopping? Uh, what? OK, let's run down the op-topic topics:
If your question is about:
[Y] Raspberry Pi hardware, including GPIO and other related electronics. [Y] Raspberry Pi peripherals. [N] Software specific to the Raspberry Pi. [N] Operating Systems built for the Raspberry Pi. [N] Materials published or provided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
… then you’re in the right place to ask your question! But please note that the following is off topic
[N] Raspberry Pi orders or delivery. [N] Asking for specific purchasing recommendations. [N] Asking for references to online material (use a search engine, and if that does not work, ask about the issue directly). [N] Raspberry Pi accessories relating exclusively to appearance (such as cases). [N] Questions directly related to Linux/Unix issues. Please use the Unix & Linux Exchange. [N] General programming questions, e.g., "How do I implement a keyboard interrupt in python?". These will be better off on Software
Engineering or Stack Overflow.
OK, so looking at the above, I have a few things indicating on-topic, and nothing off topic. Let's check meta for what a "shopping" question is defined as.
The meta post covers some concrete questions that identify shopping questions. My question asks none of these.
Price-shopping & Product recommendation questions
- What is the best and cheapest Product of Type at this very moment?
- What is the best Product of Type?
- What are all the Products of Type?
- "please make a subjective decision for me and explain it"
- "please list all my possibilities with their strengths and weaknesses"
The blog post explains how shopping questions ask answerers to do a lot of work with very little info, and make a bunch of guesses on infinitely subjective criteria. Pretty straightforward explanation why they're not a good fit for the site. My question doesn't do any of that.
How is my question a "shopping" question?
I've made some preliminary edits; do those make it more or less of a "shopping" question?