Over at Workplace.se, they have an off-topic close reason for "what to do" questions, because it attracts opinion-based answers.
I think questions of the form: "here's my tale of woe; what do I do now?" are too broad and opinion-based on many sites, especially here.
Yes! Make a decision for me questions should be off topic.
Has apparently been decided fairly conclusivley that the issue is off topic.
- A recent debacle on English Language and Usage here seems to amplify the point:
This question would also be off-topic on IPS because "what do I do" is off-topic there. It would be very helpful for everyone involved if you familiarized yourself with a site before recommending people post questions there. Thanks.
- However, the tour page for IPS contains the example question:
I love the unicorns who hang out behind my kitchen, but they do tend to eat rather a lot of the daisies. What can I do about this?
- Which is not I think supposed to be regarded as off topic.
I find myself baffeld by a seeming contradiction here, can anyone clarify the point, is it simply a matter of a pedantic choice of phrasing between "what can I do?", "what do I do?" and "what to do?", some or other being more or less acceptable.