Alex Frakt wrote:The original post in this thread was an on-topic personal consumer issue. However the original title posed on off-topic, general comment issue. Since everyone chose to respond to the title rather than the content of the original post, the thread was temporarily locked. After review, I've decided to edit the title and reopen the thread. Let's try to respond to the OP's question please.
Isn't that splitting a hair that doesn't need splitting? Are you saying that asking for a recommendation on what thing to buy is qualitatively different from asking what thing you use? Isn't it clear from the context that asking what thing you use is just another mode of asking for a recommendation?
I'm not saying we need more threads on toiletry bags, but if consumer topics are in-bounds then couldn't we just agree that requests for information on what bogleheads do is equivalent to asking for advice on what the poster should do?
Also, just to be clear, the OP asked two questions. Most people answered one but not the other. That seems totally reasonable, your implied chastisement notwithstanding -- surely we can't require that all responses contain answers to each question posed.