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Is it okay to ask for alternatives? [duplicate]

For the sake of making an example that's easy to understand: If I were a Java w/ Spring developer using Eclipse, would the following question be acceptable? What's an alternative to Eclipse for ...
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What is required for a question to contain "enough information"?

This is the question edition of What is required for an answer to be high quality? One of the key problems that I see Software Recommendations having, is people asking extremely vague and simple ...
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Add descriptions of mentioned software

How far should software mentioned in questions be described? Now and then, I encounter questions where I don't know the software described ( like here ), but I think I might know an answer. Is it good ...
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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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Testing the game recommendation category of questions

Related: Are video game related questions on topic? Below are a variety of game recommendation questions that we saw on the gaming Stack Exchange, Arqade, during its life. I have split these into ...
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Update to our `/help/on-topic` page

As we discussed on chat, our /help/on-topic page might need at least a tiny update. I recommend the following addition right after the currently "blockquoted line": Especially, make sure your ...
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What should our /about contain?

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 ...
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Should tags for specific software products be permitted?

I've just encountered the tag lightroom. The question using it makes pretty clear what it stands for: Alternative to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom? My point here is: Should we support tags for a specific ...
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Is my question bad or off topic?

This is my first question in Software Recommendation. I am surprised to see so many downvotes. Is the question really that bad? Please someone explain so I can delete my question after knowing the ...
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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 what Linux ...
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