Most, but not all, SE Sites forbid Software Rec.
It appears that:
- Ebooks SE allows Software Recommendations.
TeX.SE appears to, in particular this question is (by our standards) a terrible question with great answers. (TeX.SE has a big-list tag, that most of us would expect to be banned as a meta-tag tha encourages poor questions. But it seems to be working fine for them. (I would not recommend it here) ).
Ask Different allows software recommendations.
Ask Ubuntu allows limited software recommendations.
I'm sure there are others.
Since SE does not like cross posting (for good reasons),
this implies that everything that has a place should be in its place.
What is its place?
- Would we prefer question that can be asked in a more specific venue be asked there?
- If a question isn't getting answered here, are we willing to suggest it is asked on a more specific SE site (if they allow Software Rec)?
- Or is it: If it is asked here, then it is asked here, lets ignore the rest of the SE ecosystem for this purpose. (Probably my preferred option).
- Are we the bad people who are going to encourage cross posting? (Obviously not)
Which brings me to the second part of this question: what is out preferred action in case of cross posting? Is it to close the question, delete the question or what?
I guess this is a relative of the Super User ⊃ Unix & Linux SE ⊃ AskUbuntu issue.