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How can I focus my Kijiji RSS feed question?

To clarify my question has not been officially asked. I just know it has issues that need to be fixed before it is asked officially. I have a question that is really a collection of several. That ...
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Questions to “get inspiration” for new software is on-topic?

I was thinking in a type of question like below: I'm creating a new software and the features will be: feature 1; feature 2; ... I'm developing it using the classical LAMP stack ...
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“Ask Question” functionality: Essential details for every question

Almost every question should specify the operating system(s) and whether the recommendation request is for gratis or commercial software. Many questions fail to include this information, which then ...
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Can/should we force users to state O/S and gratis or not before posting?

It seems that @Izzy (and me too, to a lesser extent) spends a lot of time commenting on new questions, asking what o/s the requested s/w should support and whether it should be gratis or if the user ...
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How to behave while trying out recommendations

What's the proper way to update a question while testing out suggestions? For example, I asked for Podcast app suggestions. Now I'm trying out a couple of the suggested apps and a few that I found on ...
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Would a more rigid question template help achieve a consistent quality?

On other sites much more variation in the question structure is expected. For instance on stackoverflow some questions are very short code snippets, some are in depth debugging - the asker needs a lot ...
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What kind of software recommendations is this site for?

I don't understand.. if I ask for a list of software, it is too broad. if I ask for the best, it is opinionable if I simply ask to detail the feature of one good graphic program it's not the mission ...
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My instincts are all wrong

Anyone else finding that their instincts on what is a good question are wrong? Since questions that are off topic, on any other SE site are on topic here. Ie any software-rec. and questions that are ...
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What is so bad about this question?

This question: Most space-efficient freeware file compressor? got 6 downvotes, but I don't understand what is so terribly bad about it. It asks for a good file compressor with certain criteria listed ...
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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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Is it acceptable to use 'best' in a question?

Obviously, a question like "What is the best Linux distro" is just BAD in every way, but if it is a narrower question ( like "What is the best Linux distro for everyday use on my old G4 PowerBook" ), ...