I'd like to better understand the meaning of two things that seems opposite to me.
To recommend means to give an advice to someone.
The etymology of advice is: advice (n.) late 13c., auys "opinion," from Old French avis "opinion, view, judgment, idea"
This section for its itself definition sounds like opinionable. Sometimes is possible to speak about facts, but recommendation are always subjective. I can ask about medicament effective in the threat of obesity. But they could be harmful. Can anyone here measure how effective is a drug and how dangerous it is? For being not subjective we would arrive at statistical level. Have you ever seen Medical Papers on Google Scholar? They are something similar to not opinionable reccomendetions.
Someone can argue that we can try to express the title in the less opinionable way. And I agree.
But where we should put the tradeoff between the need for flexibility and usefulness and the committment / effort to the form in which we write the title?
"Which are the best language translator / dictionary android-app or website?" Ideological review => too much subjective
- When you say app, for what OS => useful in a pragmatical way
- you will have to be much more specific on what features you expect. => useful in a pragmatical way
- I use http://www.wordreference.com/ for myself. Many languages are available Translation Description Examples Basic Grammar => VERY useful in a pragmatical way
- Titles should be clear, concise, and avoid being subjective - you should avoiding asking for the "best" of something, as "best" changes depending on the person asking => I appreciate but it's more ideological an less useful than the second comment (..more specific..)
- closing vote and downvoting? => doesn't seem very useful to me.. I would prefer a "temporary close" the question until it satisfies some criteria with a mandatory comment.
I would also really appreciate you to document yourself reading this document about psychology: link. I know it's boring, but the I advice the same. Since I really believe in studying.