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Is LeadTools spamming?

Thank you for your meta post, Thomas. I share your concerns. I believe it is best, as a community, to openly and thoughtfully determine how to deal with this somewhat unique situation. By doing so, ...
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Long-time spammer happens to be on-topic. Delete or not?

Vote/flag based on the content, not on the user. If people are downvoting or flagging this because of who posted, that is user targeting, which is against the rules on Stack Exchange sites. If the ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Thank you to the community for voting me as your new moderator. Many thanks to Undo for his great job as moderator and for helping to keep our community strong. A special thank you to Journeyman ...
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New Site Design!

Looks great Pawel! Your design is: Clear Visually appealing Simple Easy to read Reasonably friendly to people with limited eyesight Works for people with all types of color blindness Low bandwidth ...
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Including cloud-based services for software recommendations?

In my opinion, it makes sense that cloud-based software (SaaS) recommendations be on-topic on this Stack Exchange website.
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Are questions for service providers welcome at our site?

As stated in most of the above mentioned question implicitly or even half-was explicitly: SR is about recommending software, not providers/companies. So asking for a service provider (be it VPN, DNS, ...
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Recent proliferation of "How to code?" questions & SuperUser questions

On 2018-12-19, the test of the Ask Question Wizard started at Stack Overflow. In the first step, this wizard asks the users what type of question they have: If they select "I need a software ...
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Did the priviledges rise when we graduated?

Not exactly when we graduated, but when we got our "graduated design" (which was a little later). While in beta, levels for a site are significantly lower to help it build up. Once it's graduated and ...
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Can/should we recommend software that might be illegal (at some places)?

It is irrelevant whether software is/can be illegal, because that is defined by local authorities. As a user, I can't determine where an asker lives and which laws he should follow. Furthermore, any ...
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Can you merge [browser] with [web-browser]?

Thank you for posting this. I noticed this the other day when I was performing a bunch of tag maintenance, and it is on my list of things to address. Prompted by your post, I took a look at the 14 ...
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I am sad about [api]

I think this tag is redundant and should be removed. We should encourage askers to use more meaningful tags: a library to embed in their application: Tag as library a web service to call from their ...
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Software Recommendations Stack Exchange - Top User Swag!

Yay! Mine arrived today. Thanks a lot!! :D
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Are mobile app recommendations on topic?

Not at all, Android apps are software for phones. These types of questions are on topic at Software Recommendations. Please make sure your question meets the Question Quality Guidelines and use the ...
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"Have things changed?" questions

At least up to now, we deal with this the same way your second paragraph indicates (bounty even has a special entry for that, and usually draws more attention than a "plain question"). I'd say if the ...
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Should we have higher standards for what consitutes appropriate disclosure than the rest of the network?

I basically agree – though I wouldn't close/delete an answer based on that. Stating "my"/"our" etc. the poster already gives a certain disclosure (if OTOH the poster tries to hide the fact, posing as "...
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Is this strictly for software recomendation?

Hardware encoding only works if I don't encode a lot and I wonder why they design it that way I could be wrong, but that doesn't sound like a recommendation question to me. Choosing the right video ...
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Leaving an invalid answer "just in case it helps someone"

Please delete the answer. It is sad that the effort spent into writing this answer is wasted, but it would be even more sad to let this answer hide more on-topic answers. If losing this answer would ...
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Are questions regarding password cracking on-topic?

Yes, such questions are on-topic as long as they fulfill our usual requirements. there are legitimate uses of password crackers, e.g. when you have forgotten your own password or when testing the ...
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How can I escape from this site?

I know this feeling: Having a very particular request for software, that maybe only 1000 people in the world can answer. I would still post it here at softwarerecs, because it is (usually) the only ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

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When was Software Recommendations instituted?

The answer can be found by looking up the corresponding page on Area 51 (where new sites are proposed and getting started). There you can see it was proposed on 2013-10-09 and that its public beta ...
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Are self-written applications welcomed here?

Yes, I would say it is OK, as long as you clearly say that you are the author. If the goal is really to increase your skills and thus you make the result open source, then it is actually even more ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Someone asked a question that only says "What is the best text editor?", and two people wrote very detailed answers about Notepad and Vi, each answer receiving several upvotes. What steps do you take (...
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Closing with 3 votes: Do we want that experiment?

Given the size of our review queues, this is a good idea. Yes, let's ask for the same experiment on Software Recommendations SE. If lowering the threshold to 3 is not sufficient, we can then ...
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Why has the number of questions dropped sharply between September 2019 and November 2019, despite the traffic staying constant?

Good to see you Franck. I'm not certain, but I think it was a result of two factors: Software Recommendations was flooded with off-topic questions for a while due to questions being directed to our ...
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