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An odd request: can we have another week in private beta?

If the Community Managers team (henceforth CM) so decides, we're scheduled to start public beta in two days (Tuesday). I'm not sure we're ready. On most new beta sites, announcements from the CM team ...
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8answers
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Is “tool X versus tool Y” an on-topic question?

Can I ask the pros and cons between 2 programs on SR? Example: I have used Open Office for the longest time for my free word processor. I am interested in trying LibreOffice. Why should I change? ...
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1answer
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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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6answers
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90 days have past, how do our statistics look?

90 days have past, and Software Recommendations is proving very useful (at least to me), but what do our statistics say? Statistics are watched closely by our overlords, so even though it is only ...
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4answers
295 views

How are we going to moderate answers?

Everyone has already agreed if this site is going to work we need to have really high quality questions and answers (especially the answers). This leads to the question, how are we going to ...
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5answers
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Is “let someone develop that for you” an acceptable answer

If someone comes along with a set of so specific requirements that there is currently no software fulfilling that needs, is it acceptable to answer Currently no software fulfills that needs. If you ...
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4answers
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How should we vote on good answers with (in my opinion) bad recommendations?

I have been meaning to ask this question ever since the private beta started, but now a good example came up. In this question I have posted an answer myself and Bernhard has posted an answer ...
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2answers
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It is NOT ok to copy and paste from product website

On this question, user3075942 posts 3 answers. All of the feature lists are direct copy and pastes from the product websites. As are the screen-shots. On SW-REC SE, we add value (over a google search)...
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4answers
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Random inappropriate necro-deletion of decent, helpful, upvoted answer

I posted a quick answer to a question a while ago. I wasn't super detailed and it certainly wasn't a model answer, but I provided a service to the community by being the only one to recommend a ...
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4answers
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Is it OK to ask for a software having a particular feature?

I saw some questions being put on hold as too broad because they ask for just a particular feature. How many features must the OP mention in the question? Is it OK to ask for a software having a ...
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1answer
55 views

Should we encourage screenshots?

Answers need to be way more than just a link to a product. Also see this meta discussion. Should we encourage people to add screenshots of the software they recommend to explain the usage of the task ...
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2answers
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What's wrong with question like this?

Freeware / cheap image editor software I got 3 very hurried downvote. I've spent time to detail what I need, to avoid to make it too much opinionable. This software is called software reccomendation. ...
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3answers
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How to approach answers as software is updated

After reading through some of the questions on Software Recommendations Meta (SRM), most notably: "You're doing it all wrong!" "What is required for a question to contain “enough information”?" I'm ...
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1answer
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A call to arms: review these answers!

Answers of this site are of very disparate quality. We have a lot of bad answers; some have already been improved or removed, but others are lingering. We're in the process of determining what to do ...
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2answers
72 views

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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