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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 ...
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Are questions for service providers welcome at our site?

We already have Are hosting recommendation requests on-topic? where the consensus was: Web-Apps are OK, but asking for hosting providers is off-topic. Are web service recommendations off-topic? comes ...
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When was Software Recommendations instituted?

I was trying to figure out if Software Recommendations existed when this question about game recommendations was asked (7 Dec 2011). So, that led me to try to find out when Software Recommendations ...
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Long-time spammer happens to be on-topic. Delete or not?

For a long time we have endured spam from SomeProduct's company/owner/employees who post a lot of answers about SomeProduct in barely relevant questions. Today they posted again about SomeProduct and ...
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Should we have higher standards for what consitutes appropriate disclosure than the rest of the network?

In response to this answer question I commented that: When you work for the company that makes the product, it is normal practice to explicitly include a disclosure at the beginning or the end of ...
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Firmware recommendations

From Wikipedia: In electronic systems and computing, firmware[a] is a type of computer program that provides the low-level program control for the device's specific hardware. Firmware is quite ...
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Is my question permitted (saved game editor)?

I suppose I ought to have asked here, before asking this question. Am I allowed to ask for a saved game editor / cheat engine? Or is that in some way disallowed for trying to circumvent DRM or ...
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new tag for code-formatter or code-reformatter?

i was asking about a software recommendation for a code formatter or code reformatter. similar to clang-format: In centos-7, are there any reformatters for Python language? but i didn't see any good ...
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Recommend dissolving Software Recommendations

Here's the problem: Most of the time Software Recommendations are specific to a particular field of endeavor. I don't regularly browse SR because there aren't enough topics that interest me. And I ...
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On which site should I post?

A few years ago, I implemented a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delay-tolerant_networking project. This is not exactly mainstream, although not ridiculously esoteric. At the time, we used $200 ...
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“Have things changed?” questions

There's always new software coming out, but old questions aren't necessarily revisited. I can find a question which addresses exactly the same use case as mine and has an bountied answer, but the ...
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Bumping to the home page

I am curious as to how it is decided what gets bumped to the home page. Is it an automated process, or manual? I am looking at this recently bumped question. It has three good answers (two of them ...
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Tags [proxy] and [proxies]

We have the tags proxy (26) and proxies (12). One question has both tags. They should probably be synonymized. I’d prefer to keep proxy. Opinions?
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Resources for training about software?

I just starting fumbling into online training resources like Lynda, ITPro.TV, and InfiniteSkilles (related to O'Reily somehow). I had never heard of most of these a few weeks ago, and I didn't think ...
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Do you want a migration path for recommendation questions from Drupal Answers?

Greetings from Drupal Answers! We've recently been asked to provide a migration path directly to your good selves on questions asking for Drupal module recommendations. The request is here: https://...
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Help promote this site for Drupal's module recommendations?

There is a question on meta.drupal.SE, which is similar to the "Community Promotion Ads - 2017" question on this site here. Here is one of the answers over there (disclosure: it's mine), to recommend ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Please close this SE crossposted question

https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/26278/stackexchangenotes-note-taking-software-that-uses-text-mining is a cross-post of https://productivity.stackexchange.com/questions/14914/is-there-...
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Mapping tag needs work

The mapping tag has questions spanning several different definitions of the word mapping. How do you recommend we handle this?
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May I ask for Amazon DRM removal software? [duplicate]

I am afraid that it might be deemed illegal in some, but certainly not all, jurisdictions. If I asked such a question, would it be immediately closed?
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Are mobile app recommendations on topic?

I want to find out if there exists an Android app to perform a specific function. Would this be off-topic here?
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How can I escape from this site?

I recently spent a great deal of time formulating a question that I really want an answer to. What I'm hoping to find is software, preferably on Linux, preferably Ubuntu, to solve a problem related to ...
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The tags [svn] and [subversion] should be synonyms

I think the tags svn and subversion should be synonyms. Not just merged, because authors might search for "svn" and not "subversion", and vice versa. The primary one should be subversion, because it ...
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Should this question be migrated to Super User?

This question should be a Super User question. His WiFi connection is broken after being manually disabled for a while, and he's hoping there is a software way to fix it. It's not really a software ...
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Why do my questions not get views/answers?

Most of my questions get little to no views or answers. I have seen questions, where I believe are of 'lesser quality' than mine (i.e. Tagging, formatting or asking a relevant question) receive an ...
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Why are users telling me my question isn't on-topic when I've already shown it is?

A site to upload my code projects to I've asked a question ostensibly on topic, and have provided at least three references from this very Meta site to demonstrate this in the comments - the general ...
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Looking for driver recommendations (satisfying particular requirements) for my hardware: On-topic?

Let's say I am looking for an open source driver for my old Zorg2000 Wi-Fi antenna, and I need the driver to work on Linux and let me use the antenna's non-documented wifoobaration features. Is it on-...
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Is requesting a service (that has a software part) on-topic?

We sometimes receive questions for service+software sets. The latest example was someone asking for a bank with a particular API. Other examples: Asking for a taxi company that has an smartwatch app ...
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Can/should we recommend software that might be illegal (at some places)?

In reference to the question "Software which can decrypt into 2 different files depending on the password?", the first revision of an answer and the unfortunately deleted following discussion I'm ...
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Can 'xpath' be added to the list of tags?

Could 'xpath' be added to the list of tags? I am asking in relation to Is there a software library that can treat a directory tree like an XPath data structure?
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Are questions regarding password cracking on-topic?

Are questions regarding password cracking on-topic? This could include passwords of archives such as ZIP, RAR, 7Z etc. but also cracking of OS passwords like NTLM hashes or a Linux passwd file.
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Is it allowed to request software that breaks a service's terms of service (TOS)?

For example, Spotify's TOS prohibits recording audio: 8. User Guidelines Spotify respects intellectual property rights and expects you to do the same. This means, for example, that the ...
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Question edit by anonymous user

There was a review for a suggested edit by an anonymous user. To me it seems like the OP was editing after a logout due to the writing style, so I approved it. While I wonder a bit that anonymous ...
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What to do with the closed questions?

What should be done with closed posts? One of my questions on Software Recommendations SE was closed as off-topic. My question there is: I want to get rid of the nested structured, ...

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