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Where to ask which similar programs already exist (when developing a program)?

My problem: I'm planning to write a certain program and I didn't see any similar program up to now. However I suppose that similar programs already exist. I already searched in the internet but I ...
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Say I posted a question some time ago and ended up writing the solution myself, can I add it?

Say I have asked a question on the site before, but I either received no or no satisfactory answers. Then, after too much waiting, I decide to write my own solution. Is it okay to add that solution ...
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Where best to discuss requirements for a new application?

In case my question asking for a gratis alternative to IBM's Doors requirements tool doesn't get an answer here, I am thinking of developing one myself. Ironically, I would have to have requirements ...
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How to escalate or request another moderator's review on a deleted answer?

Assume a moderator deletes one of my answers by mistake (Assume moderator agreed he failed to read the question and my answer properly), is there a way to request for another moderator's review or ...
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Tour improvement proposal: add a ⚠ markers to the guideline items

Currently, almost all SE sites have their on-topic block in their tour consisting of items with X and √ markers. In this sense, the SR on-topic block has much important info that can be easily ...
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Android version tags

I see there is already a version-specific tag for Android 7 (android-nougat). I have this question, which relates to Android 8.1. The help on the right suggests I should ask a question here to get a ...
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Tag wiki privilege

I was informed that I have gained the tag wiki edit privilege. My assumption was that it works similar to the question and answer edit privilege, i.e. it does not require peer review any more and I ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Software Recommendations's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them ...
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There are only 2 candidates in 2018 - how do I make a 3rd choice?

I was informed by the system that I should cast my vote on Software Recommendations. I attempted to do so, but there are only two candidates. I chose my first 2 choices, obviously. However, I can't ...
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Product names in question titles / “Alternative to …” titles

I asked a question, where the original title was Free alternative to Adobe VoCo A moderator then left the following comment: Would you mind removing the word "Adobe VoCo" from the title? Or at ...
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markup - ticks & crosses

I really like the tick marks in some answers on this question. However, they are being created by imgur images. Is it possible to expand our markup to add a green circle with a tick and a red circle ...
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Open-source tag vs gratis

This question is just the latest of many where I have had to say something along the lines of By the way, you specified open-source, but unless you plan to change the code, then gratis will open ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Could would add an electronjs tag?

Could we add an electron or maybe installable web apps tag or something? I would like to add there are NW.js and electron and Brackets-shell but frankly Electron IMO is by far the most popular. It ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Software Recommendations Stack Exchange will be hosting an election on August 20th, 2018. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for ...
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How to phrase an acceptable question asking for software and hardware?

I am "asking for a friend". I think that the software choice will drive the hardware choice, but nevertheless I am asking for both software and hardware. Is that on topic, or can I make it so? ...
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I just hit 1000!

I just realized that I reached the milestone of 1,000 Suggested Edit reviews. We have one of the greatest review teams on StackExchange. Keeping Software Recommendations strong! :)
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What is the vlc tag for?

I just stumbled upon the vlc and was wondering what for we have this: the excerpt as well as the text only describe what VLC is VLC is a specific software. So using that tag to me signalizes someone ...
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Are self-written applications welcomed here?

How well does this community receive answers which basically suggest a program that was created by the answerer solely for the poster's requirements? I'm toying with the idea of increasing my skill-...
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New deep-learning tag?

This question I just asked is just begging for it: Library for deep learning on images with multiple GPUs
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Is asking for an MS Outlook add-in skeleton on-topic?

As far as I know, asking for code libraries is on topic. I believe that asking for frameworks is too. Would the following be on topic, asking for a skeleton app? If not, could it be made on topic? I ...
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Are there any guidelines for answering with your own software?

Somebody asked a question which seems to be solved with a software I authored¹. Is there anything special I have to consider when posting an answer about this that goes beyond the general SE standards?...
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“optimization” tag

The optimization tag has no definition and was added to 31 questions. It’s not clear to me what it should/could represent, and if it makes sense on all of the questions that currently have it. Many ...
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Asking question about upgrades and versions of software, would this be on topic here?

I have spent the last hour or so going over questions on the site and here on meta. I am pretty sure if I was to ask the question on Stack Overflow or Code Review it would get closed as off topic or ...
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Proposed edit by other user - reject or approve?

There is a (good) pending edit to this question but I have not approved because the editor and the OP look like different users. They currently have 1010 and 1 rep respectively, so it could be that ...
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Are mail service offering recommendations on-topic?

Different mail service providers typically use different software and offer different interfaces and features. At the same time, they are offering what is essentially the same service. So - is it on-...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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How can I focus my Kijiji RSS feed question?

To clarify my question has not been officially asked. I just know it has issues that need to be fixed before it is asked officially. I have a question that is really a collection of several. That ...
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Are vitual machine recommendations on topic?

I need a few Linux virtual machines (Oracle VirtualBox .VDI), for various software development environments, all using only free software, so no copyright/piracy issues. I could just make them ...
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Make a [osx] synonym for [macos]?

There are two tags duplicate tags: macos and osx. These tags should be linked. The osx tag has more questions, however macos has also question tagged. We could re-tag the existing question, but on ...
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Suggested edits fools me

About 10 times today, I have clicked on the review icon with the red dot. There's always a suggested edit review pending. When I click on it, each time it told me that the review queue has already ...
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Is suggesting one app multiple times with more than a half in the answers talking about my usage acceptable?

Yesterday I posted a bunch of answers recommending a particular software. Some of them were deleted for not being tailored to the specific questions, and I agreed with it. But they still aren't ...
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Firefox 57 breaks most add-ons: Create new questions or keep using existing ones?

While How to approach answers as software is updated deals with this kind of topics, its first answer states "It is extremely unusual for features to be removed in new version. This shouldn't be a big ...
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Are questions for service providers welcome at our site?

We already have Are hosting recommendation requests on-topic? where the consensus was: Web-Apps are OK, but asking for hosting providers is off-topic. Are web service recommendations off-topic? comes ...
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When was Software Recommendations instituted?

I was trying to figure out if Software Recommendations existed when this question about game recommendations was asked (7 Dec 2011). So, that led me to try to find out when Software Recommendations ...
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Long-time spammer happens to be on-topic. Delete or not?

For a long time we have endured spam from SomeProduct's company/owner/employees who post a lot of answers about SomeProduct in barely relevant questions. Today they posted again about SomeProduct and ...
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Can I search for, or be notified of, bumped questions?

Is that possible, or do I just have to eyeball questions for "bumped to the homepage"?
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Should we have higher standards for what consitutes appropriate disclosure than the rest of the network?

In response to this answer question I commented that: When you work for the company that makes the product, it is normal practice to explicitly include a disclosure at the beginning or the end of ...
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Oops, those icons are unexpected

After I went to https://stackexchange.com/leagues/283/alltime/softwarerecs the icons are unexpected: I'm using FF 56.0
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Firmware recommendations

From Wikipedia: In electronic systems and computing, firmware[a] is a type of computer program that provides the low-level program control for the device's specific hardware. Firmware is quite ...
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Is my question permitted (saved game editor)?

I suppose I ought to have asked here, before asking this question. Am I allowed to ask for a saved game editor / cheat engine? Or is that in some way disallowed for trying to circumvent DRM or ...
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new tag for code-formatter or code-reformatter?

i was asking about a software recommendation for a code formatter or code reformatter. similar to clang-format: In centos-7, are there any reformatters for Python language? but i didn't see any good ...
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Recommend dissolving Software Recommendations

Here's the problem: Most of the time Software Recommendations are specific to a particular field of endeavor. I don't regularly browse SR because there aren't enough topics that interest me. And I ...
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On which site should I post?

A few years ago, I implemented a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delay-tolerant_networking project. This is not exactly mainstream, although not ridiculously esoteric. At the time, we used $200 ...
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“Have things changed?” questions

There's always new software coming out, but old questions aren't necessarily revisited. I can find a question which addresses exactly the same use case as mine and has an bountied answer, but the ...
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Bumping to the home page

I am curious as to how it is decided what gets bumped to the home page. Is it an automated process, or manual? I am looking at this recently bumped question. It has three good answers (two of them ...
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Tags [proxy] and [proxies]

We have the tags proxy (26) and proxies (12). One question has both tags. They should probably be synonymized. I’d prefer to keep proxy. Opinions?
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Why use “noreferrer” in anchor tag?

If I post any link in this site, you added relation = "noreferrer" in the anchor tag. Due to this the referral URL is empty. Is there any reason for this? Tag: <a href="www.example.com" rel="...
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Resources for training about software?

I just starting fumbling into online training resources like Lynda, ITPro.TV, and InfiniteSkilles (related to O'Reily somehow). I had never heard of most of these a few weeks ago, and I didn't think ...

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