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Should we close questions in any other language than English?

I personally have nothing against questions in other languages, but a flag on a Spanish-language question just came. The flag says "wrong language". What do you all think?
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Closing with 3 votes: Do we want that experiment?

Stack Overflow is running an experiment where 3 close votes are enough to close a question: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/388313/experiment-closing-and-reopening-happens-at-3-votes Should ...
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Can I ask about finding installers and drivers

If you're looking to find software drivers for a piece of physical device have the details of the device but don't know where to locate the software or a suitable alternative can you ask that device. ...
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Would single-vote closure be helpful here?

I recently noticed this on Hardware Recommendations: Testing single-vote closure on Hardware Recs As far as I am concerned, we Software Recommendations is facing a similar problem since long ago (...
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Does it still help to flag off-topic questions?

Today, I again bumped into Thank you for reviewing 20 first posts today; come back in 4 hours to continue reviewing. Given the enormous influx of off-topic questions, is it still helpful that I ...
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Where should I ask about the capabilities of certain node modules?

I have a question about my Software Recommendations Stack Exchange post: Is it possible to launch puppeteer from a web-based application? Hello! My above-linked post includes a question related to ...
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Let's design our own Ask Question Wizard guide

In the Stack Overflow Ask Question Wizard, when the asker chooses "I have a question about some code", they are taken through a guide that helps them choose tags, write a good title, search through ...
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Information that every question needs to include

Every question needs to include some basic information: The functionality of the requested software On which operating system(s) the software needs to work (or indicate that it is a web-app) Price ...
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Let's reword our intro at the Ask Question Wizard

In the Ask Question Wizard, there are 6 options: 3 of these options make a customized message appear. For instance, the "I have a question about some code" option's message is a custom message about ...
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Let's lay out our options and design a better future for [layout-designer]

layout-designer seems to be used by askers to refer to very different things: Software to help a restaurant/apartment/etc manager decide how to place tables/chairs/etc Any kind of GUI design tool ...
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What's up with all the low-quality questions in 2019? [duplicate]

Today I visited the front page and was surprised to see that almost half of the questions were blatantly off-topic, and another chunk casually mentioned the possibility of a tool solving their ...
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Can we get a close reason saying “Not enough information”?

With the avalanche of new questions comes a new category consisting of 2-3 lines of text hastily scribbled down, missing lots of essential information (Very often that it's supposed to be free, or ...
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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 ...
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How to handle one line answers vs comments

When someone posts a comment such as "I haven't tried software XYZ, but it looks like it might meet you requirements", we keep it (unless it's spam). Why? Because it is helpful and is better than ...
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If answer applies to the question but is from someone spamming, do we leave it or kill it [duplicate]

Just saw this in the first posts review queue: https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/37870 ... and even while looking at it the downvotes kicked in (from -1 to -3), so it will ...
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Combined HW/SW rec (system invokes both that can work together). Where to ask?

I originally asked this question about hypervisors and vGPU support on Server Fault, but it was deemed unsuitable, and perhaps seen as too close to asking for a recommendation. The question wasn't ...
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Edit otherwise valid answer to remove “Also, look at that long list of maybe solutions”?

I often see this: Q: Chat server with feature X? <- valid question A: I like MyChatX3, a chat server with feature X <- valid answer Also, look at http:/...
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Burn the “plug-in” tag, too

We got rid of the plugin tag some years ago (Burn the "plugin" tag). Now there is the plug-in tag. As it’s used on more than 20 questions, I guess it would be best that a mod deletes the ...
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Are “Can I use X for Y” questions on-topic?

I'm tempted to vote this question as off-topic but cannot find any criteria on meta about this. What do we do with questions of the form "I'm using X, can I do Y with it?"
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Recent proliferation of “How to code?” questions & SuperUser questions

Is it just me or have the last few weeks seen a huge upsurge in people asking how they should design software , how they should code it, showing us their code and asking us to fix it? There also seem ...
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Synonimize [go] and [golang]

The golang tag was just recently created. It seems there's already a go tag that serves the same purpose as golang. Should golang be made a synonym of go?
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Make [andrdoid] a synonym of [android]

I think andrdoid is a misspelling of android. The one question tagged andrdoid appears to be about android. andrdoid should be made a synonym of android.
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Software Recommendations updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Where to ask which similar programs already exist (when developing a program)?

My problem: I'm planning to write a certain program and I didn't see any similar program up to now. However I suppose that similar programs already exist. I already searched in the internet but I ...
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Say I posted a question some time ago and ended up writing the solution myself, can I add it?

Say I have asked a question on the site before, but I either received no or no satisfactory answers. Then, after too much waiting, I decide to write my own solution. Is it okay to add that solution ...
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Where best to discuss requirements for a new application?

In case my question asking for a gratis alternative to IBM's Doors requirements tool doesn't get an answer here, I am thinking of developing one myself. Ironically, I would have to have requirements ...
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Tour improvement proposal: add a ⚠ markers to the guideline items

Currently, almost all SE sites have their on-topic block in their tour consisting of items with X and √ markers. In this sense, the SR on-topic block has much important info that can be easily ...
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Android version tags

I see there is already a version-specific tag for Android 7 (android-nougat). I have this question, which relates to Android 8.1. The help on the right suggests I should ask a question here to get a ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Software Recommendations's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them ...
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Open-source tag vs gratis

This question is just the latest of many where I have had to say something along the lines of By the way, you specified open-source, but unless you plan to change the code, then gratis will open ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Software Recommendations Stack Exchange will be hosting an election on August 20th, 2018. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for ...
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How to phrase an acceptable question asking for software and hardware?

I am "asking for a friend". I think that the software choice will drive the hardware choice, but nevertheless I am asking for both software and hardware. Is that on topic, or can I make it so? ...
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I just hit 1000!

I just realized that I reached the milestone of 1,000 Suggested Edit reviews. We have one of the greatest review teams on StackExchange. Keeping Software Recommendations strong! :)
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What is the vlc tag for?

I just stumbled upon the vlc and was wondering what for we have this: the excerpt as well as the text only describe what VLC is VLC is a specific software. So using that tag to me signalizes someone ...
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Are self-written applications welcomed here?

How well does this community receive answers which basically suggest a program that was created by the answerer solely for the poster's requirements? I'm toying with the idea of increasing my skill-...
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New deep-learning tag?

This question I just asked is just begging for it: Library for deep learning on images with multiple GPUs
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Is asking for an MS Outlook add-in skeleton on-topic?

As far as I know, asking for code libraries is on topic. I believe that asking for frameworks is too. Would the following be on topic, asking for a skeleton app? If not, could it be made on topic? I ...
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“optimization” tag

The optimization tag has no definition and was added to 31 questions. It’s not clear to me what it should/could represent, and if it makes sense on all of the questions that currently have it. Many ...
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Asking question about upgrades and versions of software, would this be on topic here?

I have spent the last hour or so going over questions on the site and here on meta. I am pretty sure if I was to ask the question on Stack Overflow or Code Review it would get closed as off topic or ...
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Are mail service offering recommendations on-topic?

Different mail service providers typically use different software and offer different interfaces and features. At the same time, they are offering what is essentially the same service. So - is it on-...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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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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Are vitual machine recommendations on topic?

I need a few Linux virtual machines (Oracle VirtualBox .VDI), for various software development environments, all using only free software, so no copyright/piracy issues. I could just make them ...
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Make a [osx] synonym for [macos]?

There are two tags duplicate tags: macos and osx. These tags should be linked. The osx tag has more questions, however macos has also question tagged. We could re-tag the existing question, but on ...
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Is suggesting one app multiple times with more than a half in the answers talking about my usage acceptable?

Yesterday I posted a bunch of answers recommending a particular software. Some of them were deleted for not being tailored to the specific questions, and I agreed with it. But they still aren't ...
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Firefox 57 breaks most add-ons: Create new questions or keep using existing ones?

While How to approach answers as software is updated deals with this kind of topics, its first answer states "It is extremely unusual for features to be removed in new version. This shouldn't be a big ...