I was looking at this question today and a couple of people have commented that they are voting to close the question for a couple of different reasons, one of which was:
because it is asking for a product recommendation
Agreeing with this, I went to flag the question myself, but couldn't actually find a path through the flagging menu which represented either of the above reasons.
I cannot find any flag option to request this question to be closed which refers to asking for product recommendations. Are questions asking for (workplace related) product recommendations actually off-topic for this site and if so, where is this stated?
The other reason given was:
this isn't a workplace question
which I found a little bit more difficult to understand. I checked the site description on the Tour page:
The Workplace Stack Exchange is a question and answer site about the workplace and other career-related topics. It is for members of the workforce to get answers on topics such as the job hunting process, interviewing, salary negotiation, and professionalism within the Workplace.
Now, reading this brief summary, it does sound like this question is off-topic, so if this is the case, what reason should be used when flagging it for closure? I considered "Blatantly off-topic (this question has nothing to do with the workplace)", but is this really the case? The OP is certainly asking a question about the workplace as I understand it, as that's where the product they're looking for would be used. It's not like they're asking "Can someone recommend a soccer ball?", which would seem blatantly off topic and nothing to do with the workplace.
So, is it right that this question should be flagged for closure and if so, under what particular reason?