I recently reviewed a question on serverfault, added a comment, and replied to the question.
Q: Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Server as Web server
I realised that the question was questionable, because the new user was asking in 75% of his questions for recommendations about products, the thought I would pass on some advice anyway:
A: Your question is asking for recommendations, which is a subjective matter and will probably attract a lot of subjective answers based on personal observations and personal preferences.
AFAIK your best bet is to just ask Google for recommendations. ....
Yes, I agree that voting a question down that does not comply with the sites rules is an option, but should people who answer these questions be voted down as well?
Or asked differently: Is it bad practise to answer questions that do not comply with the sites rules?
Thanks. I am looking forward to your answers.