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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 ...
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Windows vs. Window-7 tags (OS)

It's no big deal, but the windows tag of this question was just changed to be windows-7. I performed a rollback. Although the question requires Windows 7 compatible software, there isn't anything ...
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Is asking for Drupal modules and/or themes on topic?

Asking recommendations to find an appropriate contributed Drupal module or theme is not considered as on topic at Drupal Answers. Do we count the contributed Drupal modules and/or theme as softwares ...
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Site software - is it covered?

Is 'Software Recommendations' the right place to ask for the most appropriate software when it comes to back-end scripts/software? For example asking for a CRM that had certain features, or the best ...
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Can I ask for help to develop a solution in this site?

I asked a question some time ago and I got no answers to it. I was googling for some solution that fits my needs, but I didn't find anything. Now, I decided to try to develop my own extension. Can I ...
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Approve edits to old questions where the edit only incorporates comments?

A specific user (I'll ping him so that he sees this question) is editing a lot of questions, only inserting comment replies (from the OP) into the question. This makes the questions more complete, but ...
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Can we have migration sites in the off-topic close reasons - and which?

Since graduation we should be able to have migration targets (not available when the site was still beta). I suggest SuperUser and StackOverflow, those seem to be the most common candidates (in that ...
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Advertising on Super User (2016) [closed]

Software Recommendations advertisement on Super User: https://meta.superuser.com/a/11136/269798 Even if you think a better ad could be made, please first upvote it so that it reaches the required ...
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Advertising SR with “Community Promotion Ads - 2016”

This post is for our advertisements on other SE sites. Promoting our site is a great way to spread the word about SR. If you have an advertisement running on another site, please include the site's ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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“Put on hold because opinion-based” in SE Software Recommendations

A question I made just got put on hold because it's too "opinion-based". If I understand correctly what "SE Software Recommendations" is, it's a place where people recommend software, based on the ...
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Can we have a way of awarding points for a good/great edit

Currently I cannot see a way for the original poster of a Question or Answer to award points for the user that performs a very good/great edit. Users can get points for contributing via comments but ...
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Moderator deleted the only answer I would accept

A moderator deleted my answer here: Free software to track movies I'm watching My answer might not be the most comprehensive, but it works for all my needs. I might accept a better answer in the ...
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Do we consider “macros” as software?

How should we meet questions asking for macros (e.g. for Excel/OOCalc)? I have mixed feelings towards those, and hence would like to know how our community feels about this. In your answers, please ...
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Was SE Meta the best place to post this, or would it have been better to post it here?

I posted this question on SE Meta. Was that the best place, or would it have been better to post it here?
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Why can't Software Recommendations SE users spell “management”?

As of a few minutes ago, there were over 10 questions/answers with the word "management" spelled incorrectly. As an example of a common misspelling, see https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/search?...
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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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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Software Recommendations's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be replacing the existing crew shortly — please thank ...
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Migrating questions to Software Recommendations SE

I have noticed that many Software Recommendations questions are still being posted on SuperUser. When I see them, I flag them for migration. Unfortunately, the SE system still does not provide ...
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Voter Eligibility Requirements

Who is eligible to vote in the Election of Moderators? I've checked the existing tagged questions and the Help Center and can find no mention of it.
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How many moderators will we have after the election?

How many mods will we have after the election? In other words, are any mods planning on retiring?
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Tag to indicate that an app is free for commercial use

I would like to add a tag to indicate that an app is free for commercial use. But, being a Mawg of very little brain, I lack the imagination to name it succinctly. Who can help? [Update] I prefer ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Will I lose privileges if I offer a bonus and my points drop below the requirement?

I am curious. I have 1,830 points and expect to soon have 2,000 and moderator privileges. If I have 2,001 points and obtain moderator privileges and then offer and award a bonus of 100 points, ...
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Suggested synonym for finance → money

I'd just like to suggest "money" as a synonym for the "finance" tag. One of my questions was recently tagged with finance, I remember that I did search the tags for "money" but it did not appear. ...
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Quality guidelines for software identification questions/answers?

The top-voted¹ answer to the discussion Is software identification on-topic? says that (some) identification questions should be on-topic. Because of this, the question Wiki software being used by ...
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Why was this answer deleted?

My answer was deleted and I'm not sure why. The question asked for "stealth keylogger", where stealth was defined as "does not appear in the Task Manager" "works well on Windows 10", also windows and ...
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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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When's the election coming?

Congratulations! Software Recommendations is graduating! mentions that "soon" there will be an election for diamond mods. I'm looking forward to that! But it's been several months with no sign. Over ...
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Did the favorite tags get lost?

I just found out that I didn't have any favorite tags any more. No questions were highlighted in yellow and I had to re-add all (?) the tags. This is a bit annoying, since I actually don't know which ...
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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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Are software library/framework recommendations/advices on-topic here? [duplicate]

Are software library/framework recommendations/advices on-topic here? I have several "on hold" or "closed" questions on SO (and saw a ton of them) which essentially ask for recommendation for a ...
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Found a copy of an answer here on another site. Are they copying SE? Is it legal?

I was shocked, while looking for an answer to something on google to see that this: Standalone JUnit XML report viewer Was copied over exactly to this other website: http://newtips.co/standalone-...
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Community Promotion Ad on WordPress Development SE? (2015)

In the comments to a Meta discussion on WordPress Development, Rarst (moderator) suggested that we could submit a Community Promotion Ad for Software Recommendations SE. Their current year’s post is ...
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Is asking for Wordpress plugins on-topic?

So asking about the Wordpress's plugins has been rejected by the Wordpress Development. Do we count the plugins as softwares also? I see that asking for plugins for Minecraft is acceptable, so I don't ...
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Migration Path from RPG.SE

Tool Recommendation Questions on RPG.SE recently became off-topic there. I had many useful interactions with that tag over there and would like to see them here. The most important thing that we ...
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Software Recommendations chatroom name

Before, Undo asked a question about naming the chatroom. The seemingly most supported proposal was "Soft Wrecks". I understand that it is good to keep it generic, but now that our site is graduating, ...
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What if OP no longer needs a solution?

A questions gets asked, it gets no answers, time passes, and OP no longer needs a solution … Should we do something with such a question? To clarify: This is not about cases like OP already found ...
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Is asking for an extension on any browser too broad?

I know asking for a browser extension (extension/add-on/plugin/etc.) is acceptable; however, I was wondering if a question would be considered too broad if it is asking for an extension on any browser....
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How to handle OS tags

We have OS tags that are version agnostic, such as windows and osx. We also have tags that are version specific, such as windows-7 and windows-10. Our policy has been to use the version agnostic ...
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Is this question about Wattpad / Goodreads on-topic?

"Software for syncing my Wattpad reading progress on Goodreads?"
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Small capital characters in posts

What’s our stance on using Unicode’s small caps (e.g., for acronyms/initialisms) in posts? In this question, OP uses small caps for initialisms. Example with "HTML"/"ʜᴛᴍʟ" (first line with small caps,...

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