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A good recommendation question has precise requirements and a goal. “Alternative to X” is not a precise requirement. You need to say which features of X matter. Otherwise the question is not clear enough, and you may get answers which propose an alternative that does not have the features you rely on most. Furthermore, as usual on Stack Exchange, questions ...


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No. This is not a good platform for just browsing for alternative software. Recommending a piece of software for a certain task is inherently different that suggesting alternatives to a known piece of software. I suggest that this site will work reasonably well for the former but very poorly for the latter. The most obvious case is looking for "alternative ...


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You don't need to phrase this in terms of a replacement. Just describe the features you like in Splunk, a brief description of what it does, and then add that you want something that isn't proprietary in your constraints. You can add that Splunk won't work for you because it's proprietary, but you want the same set of features. Just describe your need, not ...


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If your question got closed because it was asking for an alternative, please don't give up, your question can probably be transformed into a great question and reopened. Here is a sure way to get your question reopened: Read Gilles' answer, several times, until you understand all of the points made. Remove the product's name from your question's body/title/...


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I think there are two types of OPs who are looking for alternatives: The architects The gardeners The architects plan everything ahead, they have imagined everything about what sort of final product they want, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they're going to have, where the wires ...


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First, ask a high-quality question, describing exactly what the software should do. The question should be high-quality and answerable as is. Only after you have done this, feel free to mention that it could be considered as a alternative to SuperMechTools2000, as an additional note. All readers should be able to understand the question without knowing ...


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