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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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Asking for software to integrate with or make your own tool compatible to

The OP of the question eCommerce opensource plattforms seems to look for software "in order to integrate with". So OP is not looking for software that they could use themselves. Should this and ...
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Should we remove all Windows specific tags?

Should we continue to have windows specific tags including these: windows-xp windows-7 windows-8 windows-10 While also having the general windows tag? Does this add an unnecessary amount of ...
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Software Recommendations New Site Design

My name is Paweł, I’m a product designer at Stack Exchange. I’m super happy for you, because the process of graduation is about to be concluded! Congratulations to all of you! New Design The new ...
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Tags for specific GNU/Linux distributions: [ubuntu], [debian], [centos-7], …

Currently 117 questions are tagged with ubuntu, 5 questions are tagged with debian, and 3 questions are tagged with centos-7 (all three are GNU/Linux distributions → linux). The discussion Should we ...
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Find questions with missing domain tags

I think it is important that every question has at least one domain tag. These tags make it possible that experts find relevant questions to answer (and searchers find relevant solutions), while ...
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Make [html5] a synonym for [html]

I noticed that, next to html, we also have a html5 tag now. I think we don’t need version-specific tags for HTML. (Related discussion: Version-specific programming language tags (python vs. python3))...
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Asking for software recs which may need a combination of iOS & Windows software?

Is that going to be okay? Before I post and people jump on me, which has become way too common SE sites, here's the sample outline: Update: Since there were no replies I posted it and I hope ...
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Should Software Recs itself be more like meta?

TL;DR version For the same reason we have meta sites associated with (AFAIK) every SE site, we should have separate recs sites for (most, if not every) SE site. Slightly longer version IMHO, the ...
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Request for new 'tax' tag

It is tax return season and a 'tax' tag is in need ;) I submitted two tax-related questions today, but did not have the tag I needed.
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Is it just me or does the site have few visitors?

I'm sorry if this sounds like a rant, but - a software recommendations site is not very useful if it doesn't have a lot of traffic, in the sense of users who follow it in ways which would make them ...
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Design Ideas for this site. Again

My name is Paweł, I'm Senior Product Designer from StackOverflow and I'm going to work on your site's design and I need your help. Right now I'm in the "research stage" which basically means that I'...
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Reputation needed to post a comment is too high

I, being a small rep "stackexchangee" (I am not even sure if that's the right word), often find myself missing out in answering questions as I cannot comment. This is since the rep required to answer ...
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Request for new cycling tag

Gidday all - I'm a regular on http://bicycling.stackexchange.com/ and we occasionally get questions about software for riding, whether it be mapping or routing or statistics-gathering. And while they'...
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Only one software recommandation per answer? [duplicate]

I answered a software rec question by providing not just one recommandation but several softwares meeting or approaching the OP's criteria, divided into different categories depending on the final ...
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Can I ask for programming language resource recommendations here?

I wish to ask what are the good resources to understand Python source code written in C language. Like there a book for Ruby i.e. Ruby under a microscope. It deals with low level implementation of ...
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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 and now I'm looking ...
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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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