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Wordless teaching

Can someone give me a complete commission of wordless teaching (teaching, that does not recall the recollection of what text, (therefore, also, of what text had taught). How do you compare this to ...
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Is this the place where all Downvoted StackOverflow Questions actually get answered?

Tongue in cheek question as my first post, to determine how this community responds in comparison to the crowd at large on StackOverflow... Is it actually possible to have a sensible discussion in ...
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10th Anniversary of Software Recommendations SE!

In February Software Recommendations SE turned 10 years old. Congratulations on asking, answering, voting, and building this community for a whole decade! Whenever a Stack Exchange site turns 10 we ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Congratulations to Thomas Weller!

Please join me in congratulating community member Thomas Weller in being the newest member to join our 10,000 reputation point club. He will now enjoy all the amazing international perks that go ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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How do we deal with spammers

jakuret has so far answered three questions and recommended the same product. I only woke up on the third and marked it as spam. But they are going to continue. While I realise that you can have any ...
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Can I ask a same question after several years?

Can I ask the same question asking a recommendation for software after several years of the original question? After 5 or more years, new software may have appeared.
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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My question was automatically deleted what can I do?

This question I asked a year ago was automatically deleted. The questionwas was not downvoted nor was it closed, so I was surpised. Moderator told me it was Roomba cleanup. So since it´s unlikely the ...
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Which software is considered spam here?

I suggested Movavi Screen Recorder as an answer to this question. My answer was deleted as spam, although I use the software myself and didn't notice any viruses or other adware there. According to ...
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Confirming that this is the right place

I am trying to find the right place to ask some questions without getting told that they aren't appropriate or not within the scope of the site. Here are some examples (NOT questions): A request for ...
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Are "no code" requests for tools in scope?

If someone asks for a no coding - ready to use tool recommendations, would it be acceptable? Assuming that enough details are provided in such question.
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deadlink / expired link in answers or outdated answers are not revised

some questions hold a deadlink in StackOverflow and many places. it holds a deadlink because the discussion started by the original poster and the link is used by the responders no longer exist as it ...
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Is asking for software comparisons on-topic?

So I have seen this question which says no; however that question is asking "why/if I should change". My question is more regarding the differences of "free" vs "paid" ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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How to handle "it's impossible" answers?

The question "Java to C++ converter" has attracted some answers, which IMHO are not answers. This answer and this answer basically say "it's not possible". I am a software ...
Thomas Weller's user avatar
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How does our community want to handle quality comments posted as answers that are too long for a comment?

In this question, our new community member (welcome Marco_B!) posted a high quality comment as an answer. The comment is too long to be a single comment, so we have a few choices on how to handle ...
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How much can you change a question to keep it current

TL;DR - can a remove a specific restriction to compatible OS if the requirement is extremely outdated in an effort to keep the question and answers up to date and attract new answers to help future ...
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Question about converting my answer to comment

This is the question I talk about. My answer was converted to comment. But my understanding is: if document creator set password and do not want this password to be removed he/she should have a reason ...
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Questions about a question

I have a question about my Software Recommendations Stack Exchange post: server hosting for communicating with APIs - preferably free I have 3 questions: What can I do for improving the above ...
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Is it ok to ask about video games?

Kind of 2 questions here, just one is more specific. Is it ok to ask for video game recommendations as long as I give enough criteria for it to be answerable? If so, would asking about wii games ...
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Where should I post my question about IP logging policy for certain VPN server software?

Does Tailscale log the IPs of devices which are connected on your account? I posted this question on ServerFault Stack exchange before this and got told it was off-topic there too and was told to post ...
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Can I ask for recommendations for software that's intended as an example (think "hello world" of technology)?

I'm looking into learning more about specific technology, so I'd like to find some simple implementation of it that, while not feature-rich, can be read by somewhat unprepared person. Is question ...
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Can I please ask this question here?

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/67902812/is-there-any-prebuilt-library-text-file-for-a-chat-bot-response It was closed because they said software recommendation is off topic.
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Can I ask whether a specific game/program is right for me?

I know you can ask for recommendations based on the criteria you give, but can I ask whether a game/program I've found will be right for me based on what I want from it? For instance, "I found ...
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3-vote close - how's it going?

Part of understanding the impact of three-vote closure is to understand what impact it's having on y'all. I'd like to ask anyone who feels up to it to write an answer to this question and to tell us ...
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Is this strictly for software recomendation?

For example, I use OBS and I had problems. Hardware encoding only works if I don't encode a lot and I wonder why they design it that way. Is that appropriate?
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Where else can I ask for software recommendations?

Only 53% of questions posted on https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com are answered, and this statistic doesn't take into account the many questions that get automatically removed, which means that ...
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A little note to our wonderful community

Dear Software Recommendations community and fellow moderators, I want to take a quick moment to let everyone know that I'm going to be volunteering less time here. We have a great community, and I ...
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Gray area question: Software to add forum functionality to a website

A new community member (welcome!), just posted a question in which they are seeking recommendations for software to integrate into their website to add forum functionality. Here is their question: ...
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Is LeadTools spamming?

It seems there are a lot of answers to old questions which I personally consider spam according the definition "only exists to promote a product". Some of them my question, which is why I ...
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Filtering questions

Before asking a question, I am trying to ensure that it is not a duplicate, by searching accepted answers. I click the appropriate tag, select filter and see ... In case, it's not clear, I added the ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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What does the community think about creating a [sensors] tag (or one or more tags like it)?

Our community currently has a gps tag, but nothing for other types of sensors, such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, temperature gauges, step counters, proximity sensors, and light sensors. What do you ...
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Tag merge feedback requested: file-browser and file-management tags

Izzy recently noticed that our community currently has a file-browser tag (1 question) and a file-management tag (395 questions). Would the community like to merge file-browser into file-management ...
End Antisemitic Hate's user avatar
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Can you merge [browser] with [web-browser]?

These tags look the same to me: browser -> web-browser
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Why has my question been left closed for 3 years with no feedback?

In 2016 I asked this question: C++ constexpr math (header-only) library it was closed as lacking details or clarity. The comment was: Need details of which platform, CPU, OS, etc., to possibly answer....
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Answers with broken links to software that is no longer available

Six years ago I asked a question for recommendations for Firefox extensions: Firefox extension to copy the title and URL of the page to the clipboard. Since then, Firefox completely changed the way ...
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We need more activity [duplicate]

I checked the site statistics and Software Recommendations has the least percent of answered questions of all the sites. 49 percent. Is there anything we can do to get more activity?
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Is there a way we can allow community members to explain why they think a post is spam?

When going through the moderator queues, I come across posts that one (or more) of our community members have flagged as spam. Our community doesn't get a lot of spam, but when we do, it's usually ...
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Can't find a recommendation for some classroom PC management software

There must be an answer on Software Recommendations, because I have seen it before, and I even evaluated it in a virtual environment a while ago (too long obviously). I can't find it any more. It is ...
Thomas Weller's user avatar
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Why Software Recommendations SE least answered?

I've been discovering Software Recommendations Stack Exchange and although I kind of like the topic, my impression is that this SE is not doing great Apparently there's just not enough regular ...
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Why has the number of questions dropped sharply between September 2019 and November 2019, despite the traffic staying constant?

Why has the number of questions dropped sharply between September 2019 and November 2019 (and never recovered), despite the traffic staying constant? https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/site-...
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Can I ask for recommendations for online services?

Can I ask for recommendations for online services? I read Can I ask for recommended websites? but what I want to ask about doesn't really seem to fall into either the "web site" or "web app" ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Is it OK to add [scripting] to questions about Google Apps Script?

I'm looking for questions about or related to Google Sheets and/or Google Apps Script. I found that there aren't specific tags like google-sheets and google-apps-script that exists in sites like Web ...
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2019: 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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Merge [document-converter] and [file-converter]?

Do we really need both a document-converter tag and file-converter tag? It seem that they almost always could be interchanged.
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Bounty expired before I received an email

I put a bounty on this question: Command line performance testing tool for JavaScript An hour ago I recieved this email: Reminder: Your Bounty Ended! Your bounty on the question … Command line ...
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