I posted a question about transferring RUB to EUR account, which was closed as off-topic, and would like to understand why. The note telling me it was closed as off-topic says
Questions seeking product, service recommendations or other off-site resources are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve.
After explaining that transferwise doesn’t work for the currency pair, the initial draft did ask if there’s “a service” that would work, perhaps that’s why it was closed? I’ve now revised it to remove that phrasing, but if that is the reason it would feel extremely ungenerous - the initial draft already described the situation and the specific problem, the idea that it must be “a service” was never the key thing.
Or are questions about this kind of thing just inherently off-topic? I wouldn’t have thought so, as it’s a matter of how to effectively manage my (wife’s) personal finances. I don’t see anything under the “what topics can I ask about?” or “what should I avoid asking?” help sections that seems to cover it, and the only relevant previous meta discussion I found is five years old and has no answer.