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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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“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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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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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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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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Should I flag answers that contain multiple, independent solutions?

So some time ago I flagged an answer that contained multiple recommendations within one answer and it was declined, why? Should we continue to allow these types of answers? I know this question What ...
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Asking questions about potentially “bad” software?

This question asks about a "stealth keylogger" recommendation. Now, there is a small chance this person is only using it to spy on his kids or something of the sort. But from the fact that he want's ...
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Random inappropriate necro-deletion of decent, helpful, upvoted answer

I posted a quick answer to a question a while ago. I wasn't super detailed and it certainly wasn't a model answer, but I provided a service to the community by being the only one to recommend a ...
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Do we consider “beta invites by email” valid answers?

Today I found an answer with a beta invite by email – i.e. the software is not yet available, but one can ask for an invite by writing a mail to user@domain.tld. The answer per se is not quite off-...
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Is asking for lists of software welcome?

Today I stumbled upon this question that asks for a list of software. That is, it doesn't seek a (1) tool to accomplish a task, but it seeks everything there is in that area. My first impression was ...
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Are recommendations for programming tutorials/resources on topic?

Normally I would take programming questions to Stack Overflow, but I believe they're starkly against recommendations in most cases. However, I feel that asking for programming tutorials or resources ...
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Is suggesting built-in software acceptable?

There are some questions asking for a small set of features that can actually be done with software most users already have installed on their systems. For instance, one user asked for a tool to ...
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Is it on topic to ask where to download specific drivers?

Or should I be asking at Super User? Specifically, I have just bought a new Lenovo G70-70 in Germany and came with FreeDos. It also has a driver disk, but only for Windows 8.1. I want to install ...
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Is source code an acceptable answer?

Please see my exchange of comments with @Bruno Lowagie on this question. Bruno as provided some source code as an answer. While I, as a fellow programmer, might welcome such an answer, I think I ...
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What is required for a “there is no such program” answer to be high quality?

What is required for an answer to be high quality? does a good job to explain what is expected for answer pointing to a program. What is required for a "there is no such program" answer to be high ...
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Can we ask about ideas for software here?

I have a friend in university, we both have a project this semester but we're not going to do it together. The project is basically like a senior product but you come with the idea, anyway the ...
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Acceptable to ask → build → self-answer a question for open source?

OK. This already has been somewhat covered in Should we be transparent when recommending our own software? and What are the rules for self-answering your question?, but there's a possible exception ...
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What should we do with wrong answers?

Occasionally we get answers recommending a product that doesn't fit all the requirements of the answer: A question asking for a video solution, an answer with a photo solution A question asking for a ...
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How should we handle obsolete questions?

The question Software to combine Springpad with Firefox/Chrome is "obsolete" - Springpad shut down, and thus the question isn't really of use anymore (and can't be answered) What should we do in ...
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Providing answers to questions that will obviously be closed

I've noticed a couple of questions recently that obviously were not questions fitting our format (because they are not asking for software recommendations) and thus were later closed/put on hold (all ...
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Is it acceptable to add an answer to an old/solved question with a newer (hopefully better) solution?

New software comes out on a somewhat regular basis, often solving existing problems in better ways, so I think that this would be a good thing to do, however I see a couple of drawbacks: Existing ...
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Shall I add question+answer pair for already found program? For my own program?

Imagine following scenarios: I looked for a program, failed to find it. Though about asking on softrecs, but tried more search and actually found it; I looked for a program, failed to find it. Though ...
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Are “this is a bad idea” answers permitted?

Regarding this answer: I think you should reconsider the idea of several people live-editing a single code file. That may be great when teaching or pair-programming (ie, working on the same thing), ...
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Shall this site support questions on youtube downloaders?

Should questions regarding youtube video downloads be supported by this site? Quick Google search shows particular clauses of youtube terms, which are getting breached. I received the comment @...
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How should we deal with question asking for a “project-like”(full system) software

Question asking for a software with such specific elements and business rules, like the one asked by @Chris where he ask for tours booking portal. That is one Portal (as himself states), with ...
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Impossible/impractical requests?

Program to search EULA contracts for problems asks for something that appears to me to be well beyond the state of the art. (If not, you can supply an answer). I think it reasonable to "require" ...
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Does the OP have to mention obvious features?

I see in this question that in order to have the questions contain many features for the sake of matching some interpretation of the question guide lines, someone suggested to add having a GUI or ...
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Is it OK to ask for a software having a particular feature?

I saw some questions being put on hold as too broad because they ask for just a particular feature. How many features must the OP mention in the question? Is it OK to ask for a software having a ...
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What shall we do with answer recommending the same application than a previous answer?

I saw that this answer (since deleted, screenshot below) is recommending the same application than a previous answer. Should I flag answers recommending the same product as another answer?
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Do I have to ask one question per OS?

I use different OS, namely Windows, Linux and Mac OS. Therefore, when I'm looking for an application, I'm interested in applications for Windows, Linux and Mac OS (with generally a preference for ...
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Using a sledgehammer to crack a nut?

Is it ever inappropriate to recommend software which, while it technically fulfils all the requirements, actually bundles a huge bunch of irrelevant stuff with it as well? I ask because I gave the ...
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How should we treat answers that don't fit all requirements?

On the question proposed by @juergen d where he asks about XML inspection tool, the only answer (so far) is one answer that doesn't fit 100% of the requirements, but provides good information and may ...