I was reviewing the first post queue and had to review a question that approximately asked:

I've learned subject X in class, so in theory, I know how it should happen.

But how can I do it in language Z? Are there any tutorial out there?

language Z could be replaced by framework Z.

I never know if these should be flagged/closed as Too Broad or Off-Topic > How to get started, or even if they should be left alone?


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Questions asking for tutorials are too broad; we don't provide lists of resources.

However, there's a pretty good chance that a question asking for tutorial for an appropriately-scoped concept could simply be edited to ask how to accomplish the task itself.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Then if the question about Subject X has already plenty of questions (and answers) which explain how to do it, it should just probably be closed as duplicate..? \$\endgroup\$
    – Vaillancourt Mod
    Mar 1, 2016 at 18:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ If you could edit the question such that it wasn't a duplicate, that would be ideal. But if the only way to edit it is to make it a duplicate, that's an option as well. Or you could just not edit it and flag it for closure. \$\endgroup\$
    – user1430
    Mar 1, 2016 at 18:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah, right, that should be considered as well! \$\endgroup\$
    – Vaillancourt Mod
    Mar 1, 2016 at 18:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ There wasn't a post here in meta which showed sites for forums that they could ask that? Maybe it would be the case to put that somewhere easier to find. Kinda off-topic, I know \$\endgroup\$
    – DH.
    Mar 1, 2016 at 18:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ @DH., the Help Center already has that list at the bottom of this page. \$\endgroup\$
    – user1430
    Mar 1, 2016 at 19:05

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