I've taken a first go at the customizable parts of the very first page users are supposed to read on the site — the tour page (formerly known as /about), based on the guidelines we've established so far.
We can customize two sections: “Ask about…” and “Don't ask about…”. Here's the current content (we can't edit the title).
Good software recommendation requests have two components:
- A purpose — a task to accomplish, a user story
- Some objective requirements — a minimum set of features
Please read our question quality guidelines.
We request that answers demonstrate how the recommended product meets the requirement and is suitable for the intended purpose. Please read our answer quality guidelines for more information.
Don't ask about…
- Requests for lists of software with no defined purpose — our objective is to find the best fit for a task.
- Questions without concrete requirements — if some potential answer would lack a critical feature, we need to know.
If you're asking for alternatives, be sure to describe the features you're using and why what you have isn't up for the task.