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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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Can I search for, or be notified of, bumped questions?

Is that possible, or do I just have to eyeball questions for "bumped to the homepage"?
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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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Oops, those icons are unexpected

After I went to https://stackexchange.com/leagues/283/alltime/softwarerecs the icons are unexpected: I'm using FF 56.0
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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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Why use "noreferrer" in anchor tag?

If I post any link in this site, you added relation = "noreferrer" in the anchor tag. Due to this the referral URL is empty. Is there any reason for this? Tag: <a href="www.example.com" rel="...
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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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Where did the question edits go?

I am sure I edited this question earlier today. I asked the OP for clarification (Do you mean 'hibernation'?) and edited his response into the title, among other things. But I see no rollbacks, no ...
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"An error occurred when submitting a question." but without any detail

Sun Oct 16 11:36:12 PDT 2016 I was trying to post a new question into Software Recommendations: No indication at all was given as to what the error was. If this was a case of "the site went down&...
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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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The chatroom is too cold

Well, I'm not complaining, a frozen chatroom means the site really isn't running into any big issues, right? No spam, bad posts, users, etc. needed to be removed quickly by a request there, but it ...
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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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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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Withdraw suggested edit

Is it possible to withdraw a suggested edit? How? Background: I was looking for a requirements management tool with my private account (for my hobby projects) and now I'm looking for the same thing ...
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I lost bounty points when no answer was posted?

I don't care about the points - just curious how it works. Looking at my profile, I saw a drop of 200 points on July 16th, for this question, which has no comments and only one answer, which is from ...
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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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How were those questions modified by 1 rep user Megan?

I just stumbled up a few questions that were marked as modified by user Megan. Looking into one of them (Contract Management), I can't see any changes: How can he have changed so many questions with ...
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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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