Are questions about 3-D printers and their use in makerspaces allowed, for example, "What are the best practices for the maintenance of 3-D printers in makerspaces?" and "What is the best software based solution for the operation of 3-D printers in makerspaces?" Thanks in advance.
Overall, you'll want to try and stay away from "What is the best..." type questions. However, I would say that services related to 3D printing should be okay. Please regard Robert Cartaino's response on potential topics. He brings up a good point:
This is one of those times where I'd say it's not the "name" that defines this site, but the intentions of the community that built it.
For the questions in mind, I think that questions related to discovering new "Makerspace"-type communities and sites would be appropriate. In the case of your software question. I would definitely highlight some key features, if you can, of what you might be looking for. For example:
- Plug and Play software
- Customizable G-Code
- Advanced control over parameters
- Dual-Extrusion capability
- Compatibility with a print server
Information like this can make or break a "What is the best..." question.