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A different thought on moderation

Traditionally sites have 2-3 moderators and start with pro-tems, etc. However, the sites often don't have much need for extra policing for subjective arguments. I'm going to propose that this site ...
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Are library recommenations on or off topic? [duplicate]

Is the exchange limited to executable software or are libraries and APIs allowed? Example questions: What Android library would you recommend for async image loading? Is there a public League ...
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What are we calling this place?

I realize that Stack Exchange isn't big on entirely branded sites, and that it takes a large amount of traffic or a very specialty site to give them a reason to give a site an identity, but I still ...
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How do you tell if a person is advertising their product? What do we do if they are?

Inspired by this question I saw over in the "First answer" que at SO, I can see the possibility of people coming to this website simply to advertise their product. Should this be allowed, and if not, ...
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Should questions always state whether the requirement must be native/webapp?

I get the feeling if someone says "I want a cross platform app that does X", my stock response is often going to be "webapp, dude". I also suspect many people may find that annoying, and only consider ...
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Tags for free software and free software?

The tags free, freeware, open-source, floss have popped up. free is dangerously close to being a meta tag. In the world of software, free can mean two very different things: “free as in free beer” (i....
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Is recommending operating systems allowed on this site?

Some voted to close Desktop Linux distribution with the latest GNOME 3? with the following reason: This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a Linux distribution and not about ...
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Is it alright to ask for programming tools?

I am asking if it will be alright on this site to ask questions, such as "what is the best library for image rendering in C#?", or similar questions. I understand that this website is for software ...
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How should we handle software prices?

We're likely to get a ton of questions and answers involving the cost of software. Should we establish some rules for how we show prices? I see three possible issues that may need to be dealt with: ...
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Converting the groundrules into a help center entry

So, this site already has some ground rules What say we improve on them and convert them into an entry for the help center? Please post drafts as community wiki answers.
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Is it okay to ask for alternatives? [duplicate]

For the sake of making an example that's easy to understand: If I were a Java w/ Spring developer using Eclipse, would the following question be acceptable? What's an alternative to Eclipse for ...

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