Linked Questions

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How should we handle software prices?

We're likely to get a ton of questions and answers involving the cost of software. Should we establish some rules for how we show prices? I see three possible issues that may need to be dealt with: ...
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“Feature tags” only for required or also for optional features?

Should "feature tags" (is there a better name?) like OS (linux, osx, windows, …), license (open-source), and costs (free) only be used if they are required features? Or may they also be used for ...
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What to do with the “free-software” tag?

In the review queue, I just saw the free-software tag being created, and a tag wiki excerpt being proposed. I find that tag confusing: we already have gratis for "free of charge", and open-source. So ...
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Guide users who try to use the tag [free]

I suggest we make a new tag free and then make it a synonym of gratis. This will mean when new users type 'free', they are suggested with 'gratis'. What do you think?
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Is 'Gratis' the best word?

I like the gratis tag. It is concise and has a fun ring to it. On the other hand, I wonder if free-of-cost would be more clear and specific. I've noticed that many posters forget to add the ...
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When should you use the [gratis] tag?

The gratis tag has a tagline: The 'gratis' tag is to be used when you are looking for a recommendation for free (as in no-cost) software. When should this tag (not) be used? When asking for free ...
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Dealing with obvious tags

In the past few days, the review queue had a load of edits where "obvious" tags where being added. I have my doubts of whether those are really useful – though I see the point of the resp. editors. ...
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Can we agree on a tagging guide?

I think we have three sets of tags on SR: (Please note that I don’t have good headlines for describing these groups as I’m not a native speaker; I hope the example tags make it clear, and please ...
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Disallow [free-software] and guide users

The tag free-software keeps being re-created, but in practice it is ambiguous, which is why we don't use it. I just went and retagged the 5 questions that had it — 2 clearly meaning FOSS, 2 clearly ...
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Convert the “floss” tag into a synonym to “open-source”

Browsing through our current tags, I see we have open-source (even with a tag wiki already), and floss (which I just learned stands for "free/libre open-source software"). The latter IMHO is a rather ...