https://music.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic says that 'shopping help' is off-topic. I'm wondering how that came to be.
This seems to be the most relevant question:
The highest - rated answer actually gives an example of a 'good' question (for cameras) that seems to be a shopping help question (although, clearly, not a shopping LIST question):
Q: How do I tell which point-and-shoot cameras take good low light photos?
A: I strongly recommend looking for something with
a fast lens (2.0 at least)
reasonable ISO handling (at least 400, but preferably 800)
the biggest sensor available
The sum of these factors are really critical for low light situations.
We have a close reason that mentions that questions asking for specific recommendations for equipment (i.e. specific models) are off-topic, and I'm sure that has broad support here. But why does our off-topic list say that 'shopping help' is off-topic? I would imagine a large percentage of equipment-related questions here are asked to help with someone's shopping, whether or not they happen to mention that they're going shopping.
For clarity - this question regards the two words "shopping help".
I'm not so much suggesting that a site policy needs changing as wondering if https://music.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic could be better reflect the policy consensus that meta has come to.