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Should we close questions in any other language than English?

I personally have nothing against questions in other languages, but a flag on a Spanish-language question just came. The flag says "wrong language". What do you all think?
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Closing with 3 votes: Do we want that experiment?

Stack Overflow is running an experiment where 3 close votes are enough to close a question: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/388313/experiment-closing-and-reopening-happens-at-3-votes Should ...
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Can I ask about finding installers and drivers

If you're looking to find software drivers for a piece of physical device have the details of the device but don't know where to locate the software or a suitable alternative can you ask that device. ...
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Would single-vote closure be helpful here?

I recently noticed this on Hardware Recommendations: Testing single-vote closure on Hardware Recs As far as I am concerned, we Software Recommendations is facing a similar problem since long ago (...
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Does it still help to flag off-topic questions?

Today, I again bumped into Thank you for reviewing 20 first posts today; come back in 4 hours to continue reviewing. Given the enormous influx of off-topic questions, is it still helpful that I ...
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Where should I ask about the capabilities of certain node modules?

I have a question about my Software Recommendations Stack Exchange post: Is it possible to launch puppeteer from a web-based application? Hello! My above-linked post includes a question related to ...
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Let's design our own Ask Question Wizard guide

In the Stack Overflow Ask Question Wizard, when the asker chooses "I have a question about some code", they are taken through a guide that helps them choose tags, write a good title, search through ...
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Expand the list of sites in the Close Vote reason “Belongs on another site”on the main site

I suggest expanding the list of sites in the Close Vote reason Belongs on another site on the main site. That will at least give the 'offenders' more information than Blatantly off-topic (which they ...
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Information that every question needs to include

Every question needs to include some basic information: The functionality of the requested software On which operating system(s) the software needs to work (or indicate that it is a web-app) Price ...
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A moderator delete my answer and I diagree with his decision. How can I contact him?

A moderator deleted one of my answers and explained why he did this. However, I disagree and want to clarify this / ask him about this. I can just undelete my answer and edit it, but I feel like this ...
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Let's reword our intro at the Ask Question Wizard

In the Ask Question Wizard, there are 6 options: 3 of these options make a customized message appear. For instance, the "I have a question about some code" option's message is a custom message about ...
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Let's lay out our options and design a better future for [layout-designer]

layout-designer seems to be used by askers to refer to very different things: Software to help a restaurant/apartment/etc manager decide how to place tables/chairs/etc Any kind of GUI design tool ...
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What's up with all the low-quality questions in 2019? [duplicate]

Today I visited the front page and was surprised to see that almost half of the questions were blatantly off-topic, and another chunk casually mentioned the possibility of a tool solving their ...
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Can we get a close reason saying “Not enough information”?

With the avalanche of new questions comes a new category consisting of 2-3 lines of text hastily scribbled down, missing lots of essential information (Very often that it's supposed to be free, or ...
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Software to make something like <link>

We often get questions like: I must implement such animations (preferably integrated with React): <link> Any idea which library is best to do? I like the images at <link>, with ...
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How to handle one line answers vs comments

When someone posts a comment such as "I haven't tried software XYZ, but it looks like it might meet you requirements", we keep it (unless it's spam). Why? Because it is helpful and is better than ...
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If answer applies to the question but is from someone spamming, do we leave it or kill it [duplicate]

Just saw this in the first posts review queue: https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/37870 ... and even while looking at it the downvotes kicked in (from -1 to -3), so it will ...
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Combined HW/SW rec (system invokes both that can work together). Where to ask?

I originally asked this question about hypervisors and vGPU support on Server Fault, but it was deemed unsuitable, and perhaps seen as too close to asking for a recommendation. The question wasn't ...
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Edit otherwise valid answer to remove “Also, look at that long list of maybe solutions”?

I often see this: Q: Chat server with feature X? <- valid question A: I like MyChatX3, a chat server with feature X <- valid answer Also, look at http:/...
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Burn the “plug-in” tag, too

We got rid of the plugin tag some years ago (Burn the "plugin" tag). Now there is the plug-in tag. As it’s used on more than 20 questions, I guess it would be best that a mod deletes the ...
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Are “Can I use X for Y” questions on-topic?

I'm tempted to vote this question as off-topic but cannot find any criteria on meta about this. What do we do with questions of the form "I'm using X, can I do Y with it?"
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Recent proliferation of “How to code?” questions & SuperUser questions

Is it just me or have the last few weeks seen a huge upsurge in people asking how they should design software , how they should code it, showing us their code and asking us to fix it? There also seem ...
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Synonimize [go] and [golang]

The golang tag was just recently created. It seems there's already a go tag that serves the same purpose as golang. Should golang be made a synonym of go?
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Make [andrdoid] a synonym of [android]

I think andrdoid is a misspelling of android. The one question tagged andrdoid appears to be about android. andrdoid should be made a synonym of android.
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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When not having enough reputation to create a new tag, the error message stays even when the tag is removed

If you enter tags that don't exist (and you don't create the tags), press Post Your Question, view the tag related error message and then remove the offending tags, the site continues to think the ...
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Software Recommendations updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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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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