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Is suggesting python libraries/solution a proper software recommendations? [duplicate]

Recently I've seen answers, where the OP is asking for a software recommendations, and the answers outlines how to do this in python, and which libraries might come in handy to solve the issue. But, ...
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What's our stance on being a migration target?

Now that we're graduating, we're eligible to appear on other sites' migration lists, such as this one (from Stack Overflow): If we were on this list, it would mean that normal users with close ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

As your site is undergoing our new design-independent graduation process, you'll be enjoying your own run of design-independent Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Congratulations! Software Recommendations is graduating!

It's a big day. You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Software Recommendations recently met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites and after a review, the ...
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Do we need the “search” tag?

The tag search has no definition. We have other tags text-search and search-engine. Do we really need search? if so, what is its definition?
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How can we better reach experts?

There was some chatter in our mod room about the answer rate, currently at 58%. I've made the argument before that such a low number is natural, and even good, for a site like this: % Answered ...
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Tagging policy-related questions on Meta

Making it easier to find policy-related "rulings" here on Meta (e.g. "do we permit X in a question/answer"), I've just created the policy tag. While walking through our questions to apply the tag to ...
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Is 109 not more than 10? I can't answer protected questions!

I recently found a question where I knew a small little software library that would've allowed me to answer a question. When I went to answer this, I encountered this: Of course, the question was ...
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Vote and favorite count “-1 down vote favorite” shown in question preview under Newest questions tab

In the first image, I've noticed the first time text like "-1 down vote favorite" written before the beginning of the question's body. It's not shown in the snippet of other questions listed in ...
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Do we consider “beta invites by email” valid answers?

Today I found an answer with a beta invite by email – i.e. the software is not yet available, but one can ask for an invite by writing a mail to user@domain.tld. The answer per se is not quite off-...
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Frozen chat room

Sorry for posting that on Meta, but I don't see any other way to reach out: Currently our chat room is frozen for inactivity. That means: no announcements of new questions room will be auto-deleted ...
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Please turn syntax highlighting on for Software Recommendations

Sometimes the answer to a question is a simple, or not so simple, batch file or script and likewise some questions include code sections to illustrate the problem. Unfortunately, unlike some other ...
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“Ask Question” functionality: Essential details for every question

Almost every question should specify the operating system(s) and whether the recommendation request is for gratis or commercial software. Many questions fail to include this information, which then ...
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Could the Help Center please include clarification as to whether or not cracker/illegal software recommendations are allowed as an answer?

I joined the site and took the tour and the first question I saw was one that was asking for a free product that offers premium service. I felt that any app that actually meets the description will be ...
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How to handle dreamware requests? [duplicate]

I haven't been around Software Recommendations for very long, but I notice a lot of requests never getting answers, or being for software yet to be developed or envisioned, i.e. dreamware. How does ...
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Could the Help Center please include information about whether or not it's okay to ask for website recommendations?

In 2014, Dan Dascalescu asked: Can the About please include whether web apps are OK to ask for, or whether this site is limited to desktop (or mobile?) software? I had my hand slapped by @...
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Is asking for lists of software welcome?

Today I stumbled upon this question that asks for a list of software. That is, it doesn't seek a (1) tool to accomplish a task, but it seeks everything there is in that area. My first impression was ...
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Rename voice-mail tag to voicemail?

Do you think that would be an improvement?
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Are recommendations for programming tutorials/resources on topic?

Normally I would take programming questions to Stack Overflow, but I believe they're starkly against recommendations in most cases. However, I feel that asking for programming tutorials or resources ...
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Is this a software comparison question?

I want to know what the pros and cons are between using PortableApps.com portables versus just using the portable apps. (A lot of programmes can be downloaded in a self-contained zip file.) So my ...
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Is it OK to grab a screenshot from home page of the software?

Is it OK to post a screenshot taken from home page of the software or from another page dedicated to the software? Example: I see relevant screenshot at www.example.com/screenshot1.jpg What level of ...
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Are we becoming lax about answer quality?

I'm concerned. Overall, I think we're doing great. We get more questions per day than all but 8 beta sites, we have awesome users with tons of reputation that help out, and we have a pretty decent ...
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Good question was never answered

I found this really good question about Remastersys that was never answered. Looking for a free, usable alternative for remastersys Does anyone know anything about this?
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Is this question bending the WebApp / WebSite rule?

I recently asked this question: Car purchase selection App and after I found an answer posted it as well. Now Mawg mentioned in his answer that this is bending the rules for: No Websites. So, I ...
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Why can't I close a question just because it has a bounty?

This question Free survey web application which provides easily printable single access codes is obviously asking for a service. It appears to me to be completely off-topic. I attempted to flag it ...
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Should we merge [surveys] & [forms]

This is related to Should we merge [surveys] & [questionnaire]? We have the following tags: surveys: 20 questions 23 questions forms: 22 questions 19 questions AFAIK the first, has a wiki ...
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Should we merge [network] & [networking]?

Just stumbled upon the two: networking × 62, having a tag-wiki network × 2, no tag-wiki. I'd say we should merge network into networking, and make it a synonym (to avoid it from re-...
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Should we merge [surveys] & [questionnaire]?

We have the following tags: surveys: 14 questions questionnaire: 5 questions The first, doesn't have a tag wiki tag yet, but the second has the following. A questionnaire is a method of ...
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Is suggesting built-in software acceptable?

There are some questions asking for a small set of features that can actually be done with software most users already have installed on their systems. For instance, one user asked for a tool to ...
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When's this site going to be redesigned? [duplicate]

There are many Stack Exchange sites that look way better than this site, then why is this site still using the default Stack Exchange theme? When will it be redesigned to look as awesome as others?
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How to use the [productivity] tag?

productivity has no tag wiki. Is it category of software, i.e., productivity software (if there is such a thing)? Or is it a motivation, e.g., I need this-and-that to improve my productivity? Do we ...
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Is it on topic to ask where to download specific drivers?

Or should I be asking at Super User? Specifically, I have just bought a new Lenovo G70-70 in Germany and came with FreeDos. It also has a driver disk, but only for Windows 8.1. I want to install ...
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Is asking for the canonical location of source code on-topic?

I'm looking for the source code paired with a textbook, but the URL provided in the book has rotted away, and searching Google only reveals sources that don't appear to be official or have been ...
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Are “Is [Software] Legit?” Questions On Topic?

There is a new question asking if a site claiming to have a free download of Adobe CS6 is legitimate: https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/19970/is-this-software-genuine Are such ...
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What is the difference between [sound] and [audio]?

While writing my most recent question, I noticed that the site has separate tags for audio and sound. Is there a difference between these tags, and why aren't they synonyms like they are on other ...
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Are Virtual Machine images (virtual appliances) recommendations on-topic?

Can I ask for instance: I want a VirtualBox VM that does a Gopher server. Is there one readily available? [Plus needed requirements/etc to make the question acceptable] Great answers would be ...
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Allow per-site close reasons that are not off-topic

About 2/3 of the questions that we close are due to a lack of clear requirements or purpose. Ideally, we would have a close reason that states something like Questions must describe the purpose for ...
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Is source code an acceptable answer?

Please see my exchange of comments with @Bruno Lowagie on this question. Bruno as provided some source code as an answer. While I, as a fellow programmer, might welcome such an answer, I think I ...
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Migration options for off topic questrions

It is rare that I vote to close a question, but this one was clearly off-topic, so I did. As part of the close process I was given the option to recommend it for migration, but the only available ...
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How we should deal with seemingly easy questions

This question comes from a question that was asked on SR, What's a good education app? Although the question seems just fine to me, this strikes me as a question very likely to attract a lot of low ...
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The tag [office] needs disambiguation

office is used to mean: Microsoft Office — use microsoft-office. OpenOffice/LibreOffice — use openoffice/libreoffice instead. I'm looking for an office suite — use office-suite? Other meanings? Let'...
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What to do with the [format] tag?

The format tag has no tag wiki. The (currently) 7 questions seem to use it with different meanings (formatting of text, file formats, etc.). What to do with the tag? Get rid of it? Define it?
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Cleanup wiki tags

Just noticed we've got a bunch of *wiki* tags: wiki and mediawiki: makes sense to keep them both, as the first will be used to ask for "any wiki" – while the second fits e.g. requests concerning ...
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Update to our `/help/on-topic` page

As we discussed on chat, our /help/on-topic page might need at least a tiny update. I recommend the following addition right after the currently "blockquoted line": Especially, make sure your ...
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Change [iphone-app] to [iphone], like [android]

The android tag and iphone-app tags should be brought into alignment. I recommend changing iphone-app to just iphone. Do others agree?
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Are +1 comments always bad?

For example, someone hasn't given an answer I needed but provided some useful info. Is it wrong to comment with "+1 for …"?
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Where to ask for websites?

Now I saw this question and knew I can't ask for websites, only webapps. While a site for free PDF books can be a webapp, it's basically a website unless you want requirements/features that only ...
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Impossible captcha

I was reading some questions/answers on the site, and then I ended on a "Human verification" page, with a captcha (recaptcha). While the captchas were easily readable, I had to try around 30 times ...
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Non-obsolete comments being deleted

This question of mine had a number of comments that asked for more information on the specific requirements, or discussed the tags attached to the question. The requirements that had been asked for ...
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Merge “knowledge-base” and “knowledge-organization”?

I think the difference is quite subtle (one being the storage itself, the other the process to put something into it or take it away) – but does that really justify separate tags? I'd say we should ...

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