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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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How about an HTTPS tag?

We currently have an http tag. How about we add an https tag. Alternatively, we could use a protocols and have several synonyms, but since each protocol serves a different purposes, I would prefer ...
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What's the correct answer to this review item?

I was reviewing this and I'm not sure what I should answer. With 2 downvotes, it's certainly not very helpful. I would downvote as well, because "implement yourself" without giving any details like ...
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Do questions have to be directly about finding software?

Probably a bit of a silly question and I expect the answer will be yes, but I will ask anyway... Do questions have to be aimed at finding a piece of software? Or can they be related to software in ...
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Homegenize tags? “microsoft-excel”, “powerpoint”

We have tags microsoft-excel and powerpoint. Is there a reason for this discrepancy? What should we do?
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Shall I ask more questions?

I often read questions by Franck and I think "What kind of crazy stuff is he doing all day?". But obviously, his questions are well received - and he even gets good answers. At the same time, I think ...
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Software Recommendations Stack Exchange - Top User Swag!

We want to congratulate and thank everyone that helped this site and community grow healthily into what they are today! If you can find your name among the top 72 users in the first two pages here, ...
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Leaving an invalid answer “just in case it helps someone”

Situation: Asker asks a question Answerer writes a long and detailed answer Answerer realizes that their answer is not correct (for instance they misread a requirement, or the asker added a new ...
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Should software and OS license comparison questions be off topic?

I am specifically wondering if this question should or should not be allowed? I never heard back from any mods on this one. If it is off-topic is there anywhere on the stack exchange network where ...
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Desktop Bitcoin C# app question: on-topic or off-topic?

Someone asked this question: Bitcoin payment API inside C# application I have never seen a bitcoin payment gateway API being implemented inside an c# application for example to unlock the application,...
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Was this question “opinion-based” solely because of the word “best”?

Recent question was closed for being opinion-based: Software for Floor Plan of School I'm not asking if best is always bad (Is it acceptable to use 'best' in a question?) I'm asking about ...
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My question was deleted because it asked how much I should pay for SEO

It's not spam to ask about a specific delivery. Some moderator was just bullshitting that I was guilty of "spam" just because I asked how much I should pay for SEO. Can't you speak of economics or ...
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Is [gui] a useful tag?

The tag gui is described as Use this tag for questions seeking recommendations which have a graphical user interface. Given the 9600 total questions on SR, only 134 are tagged with it. My ...
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How are questions effectively reopened on SR?

It requires 3000 reputation to cast close and reopen votes. Looking at the all time top user list, we only have 14 users who could cast a reopen vote (at the time of writing). Are these enough users ...
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Are websites now considered answers?

I flagged an answer to a question that was requesting a "program or browser extension". Instead of providing a recommendation for a program or browser extension, the answer consists of just a single ...
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Merge 'issue-tracker' and 'support-tracker'?

I've just stumbled upon two tags which seem to address the very same purpose: issue-tracker × 23 support-tracker × 13 Before merging the two, I'd like to ask for consent. My proposal ...
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Canonical software comparisons acceptable?

I started this thread, aiming to be a canonical source for documenting differences between Perl GUI toolkits. I have added a few toolkits, but a moderator, Undo, put it on hold as too broad, ...
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Are “where can I find the source of this dead project”-questions on topic?

In particular, I'm looking for https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandler_(software) which should be available at chandlerproject.org but that website is down, and I can only find the executable online on ...
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Pluralization of tags describing an app type

A fraction of our tags describe what the kind of software that the user want, for instance "I need a XYZ that does this" or "Are there XYZs that do this?". My question here is only about them. Other ...
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I am sad about [api]

We have 87 questions tagged api: https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/api Checking a portion of them reveals that these questions are asking for either: a library to embed in ...
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Did the priviledges rise when we graduated?

Before this site graduated, I had roughly 400 rep, and I'm sure I could review First Posts and Late Answers. In fact, I have the Custodian badge for both review types. I then spent a few months "away"...
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Update “gratis” tag wiki with info about when “gratis” is a non-must have

I had a short back and forth in the (now deleted) comments to this question, where I state this "must have": Gratis (or failing that, at least cheap): I wouldn't mind spending a few bucks on ...
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Merge battery and battery-life tags?

What do you think: merge battery and battery-life tags?
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Including cloud-based services for software recommendations?

I asked this question Free SaaS machine learning that exports to PMML, with bayes, random forest, NN, SVM, and decision trees but it was put on hold as off topic. My question is, in this age of high ...
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Required tags on meta are a little heavy

The required tags on meta feel a heavy and dark, and they're a little distracting: Could we make them have the same background and text color as 'normal' tags, but with a slight border? color: #...
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New Site Design!

As you can see the new design just went live. Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. We have also themed the twitter account and newsletter template for this site, and adjusted ...
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Asking for software to integrate with or make your own tool compatible to

The OP of the question eCommerce opensource plattforms seems to look for software "in order to integrate with". So OP is not looking for software that they could use themselves. Should this and ...
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Should we remove all Windows specific tags?

Should we continue to have windows specific tags including these: windows-xp windows-7 windows-8 windows-10 While also having the general windows tag? Does this add an unnecessary amount of ...
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Software Recommendations New Site Design

My name is Paweł, I’m a product designer at Stack Exchange. I’m super happy for you, because the process of graduation is about to be concluded! Congratulations to all of you! New Design The new ...
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Tags for specific GNU/Linux distributions: [ubuntu], [debian], [centos-7], …

Currently 117 questions are tagged with ubuntu, 5 questions are tagged with debian, and 3 questions are tagged with centos-7 (all three are GNU/Linux distributions → linux). The discussion Should we ...
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Find questions with missing domain tags

I think it is important that every question has at least one domain tag. These tags make it possible that experts find relevant questions to answer (and searchers find relevant solutions), while ...
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Make [html5] a synonym for [html]

I noticed that, next to html, we also have a html5 tag now. I think we don’t need version-specific tags for HTML. (Related discussion: Version-specific programming language tags (python vs. python3))...
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Asking for software recs which may need a combination of iOS & Windows software?

Is that going to be okay? Before I post and people jump on me, which has become way too common SE sites, here's the sample outline: Update: Since there were no replies I posted it and I hope ...
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Should Software Recs itself be more like meta?

TL;DR version For the same reason we have meta sites associated with (AFAIK) every SE site, we should have separate recs sites for (most, if not every) SE site. Slightly longer version IMHO, the ...
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Is it just me or does the site have few visitors?

I'm sorry if this sounds like a rant, but - a software recommendations site is not very useful if it doesn't have a lot of traffic, in the sense of users who follow it in ways which would make them ...
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Design Ideas for this site. Again

My name is Paweł, I'm Senior Product Designer from StackOverflow and I'm going to work on your site's design and I need your help. Right now I'm in the "research stage" which basically means that I'...
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Reputation needed to post a comment is too high

I, being a small rep "stackexchangee" (I am not even sure if that's the right word), often find myself missing out in answering questions as I cannot comment. This is since the rep required to answer ...
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Request for new cycling tag

Gidday all - I'm a regular on http://bicycling.stackexchange.com/ and we occasionally get questions about software for riding, whether it be mapping or routing or statistics-gathering. And while they'...
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Only one software recommandation per answer? [duplicate]

I answered a software rec question by providing not just one recommandation but several softwares meeting or approaching the OP's criteria, divided into different categories depending on the final ...
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Can I ask for programming language resource recommendations here?

I wish to ask what are the good resources to understand Python source code written in C language. Like there a book for Ruby i.e. Ruby under a microscope. It deals with low level implementation of ...
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How to handle half-and-half questions?

What is the best way to handle half-and-half questions? For example, part of this question belongs on SuperUser and part belongs here: Retroactively download a history of all URLs I have visited in ...
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Can I post a recommendation as an answer that was already stated in a comment?

I've come across a few questions where comments answer the question. I was wondering, if an actual answer does not exist for that comment, can I then answer that question assuming I've had experience ...
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Is this question acceptable? If not, how can I rephrase it to make it acceptable?

Is the following a valid question? If not, why not, and how can I improve it to make it acceptable? I want to bring order to the books on my Kindle. Kindle offers "collections", which ...
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Should we disable the Roomba?

Roomba is a StackExchange-wide process that automatically deletes (among others) questions that fit these criteria: more than 365 days old has a score of 0, or a score of 1 in case of deleted owner ...
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Should we have the [elderly] and [non-tech-savy] tags?

A question recently was posted, creating the elderly and non-tech-savy tags. Are these good tags for this site?
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Handling questions that asks for a tool or a website

While performing reviews, I sometimes encounter questions that ask for a software tool or a website to perform a task. Here are 3 examples: Browsing random page of a particular website Software/App ...
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Are questions about software technologies acceptable?

Would a question about which software technology to choose for a given scenario be on topic ? The question I need to ask somewhere is along the lines of "I'm going to write a program to communicate ...
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The tags [fitness] and [sport]

The fitness tag is currently used on 7 questions, the sport tag is currently used on 8 questions. Both lack a tag excerpt. Should these be separate tags? If yes, how do we define them? Somewhat ...
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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 and now I'm looking ...

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