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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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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 I ...
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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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