I've seen several "textbook recommendation" type questions on MSE, and some of them have been quite popular and helpful. In a lot of them, the poster provides their mathematical background information and their requirements to get better suggestions. However when I tried to mimic that template, my question was put on hold for seeking personal advice.
What is the ideal way to ask for a text recommendation question? Should absolutely no personal information be given? Should I just ask for objective comparisons between a few mentioned books? Also, what other forums are suitable for asking such questions?