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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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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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Should we link to the quality guideline from the how-to-ask section?

We have the What is required for a question to contain "enough information"? question. It is linked from the Tour. Honestly, I never read the tour, except scrolling to the end to get the [...
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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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