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Merge [tag:speech-synthesis] with [tag:text-to-speech]

text-to-speech and speech-synthesis seem synonymous. Let's merge them?
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Filtering questions

Before asking a question, I am trying to ensure that it is not a duplicate, by searching accepted answers. I click the appropriate tag, select filter and see ... In case, it's not clear, I added the ...
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Is there a way we can allow community members to explain why they think a post is spam?

When going through the moderator queues, I come across posts that one (or more) of our community members have flagged as spam. Our community doesn't get a lot of spam, but when we do, it's usually ...
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Even with bounty, I do not get much attention

I have a question about my Software Recommendations Stack Exchange post: What is the best alternative to SwiftUI for MacOS? Even with a 100 rep bounty, there is still, no comments, or no attempts to ...
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Increase max number of allowed tags on this site

When asking for recommendations, I often find I use up most of my tags on categorization along several common dimensions. For example: linux, gui, gratis, open-source - that's already four tags before ...
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Would single-vote closure be helpful here?

I recently noticed this on Hardware Recommendations: Testing single-vote closure on Hardware Recs As far as I am concerned, we Software Recommendations is facing a similar problem since long ago (...
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Expand the list of sites in the Close Vote reason "Belongs on another site"on the main site

I suggest expanding the list of sites in the Close Vote reason Belongs on another site on the main site. That will at least give the 'offenders' more information than Blatantly off-topic (which they ...
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Information that every question needs to include

Every question needs to include some basic information: The functionality of the requested software On which operating system(s) the software needs to work (or indicate that it is a web-app) Price ...
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Can we get a close reason saying "Not enough information"?

With the avalanche of new questions comes a new category consisting of 2-3 lines of text hastily scribbled down, missing lots of essential information (Very often that it's supposed to be free, or ...
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How to escalate or request another moderator's review on a deleted answer?

Assume a moderator deletes one of my answers by mistake (Assume moderator agreed he failed to read the question and my answer properly), is there a way to request for another moderator's review or ...
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markup - ticks & crosses

I really like the tick marks in some answers on this question. However, they are being created by imgur images. Is it possible to expand our markup to add a green circle with a tick and a red circle ...
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Could would add an electronjs tag?

Could we add an electron or maybe installable web apps tag or something? I would like to add there are NW.js and electron and Brackets-shell but frankly Electron IMO is by far the most popular. It ...
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Should we link to the quality guideline from the how-to-ask section?

We have the What is required for a question to contain "enough information"? question. It is linked from the Tour. Honestly, I never read the tour, except scrolling to the end to get the [...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Disallow [free-software] and guide users

The tag free-software keeps being re-created, but in practice it is ambiguous, which is why we don't use it. I just went and retagged the 5 questions that had it — 2 clearly meaning FOSS, 2 clearly ...
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Feature request: (Re)distributing bounty to multiple answers

My SR question about configurable VPNs did not have much response over 8 months, so I added a hefty bounty to attract attention, which it did. None of them was an obvious best, but most of them ...
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Show new users the interstitial pages before they can ask questions

Allow me to start this discussion off by saying that though the requirements of this site are a bit relaxed, there are still some rules that posters need to follow. New users tend to post low-quality ...
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We need the asking and answering advice pages back!

Allow me to start this discussion off by saying that though the requirements of this site are a bit relaxed, there are still some rules that posters need to follow. New users tend to post low-quality ...
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Would a more rigid question template help achieve a consistent quality?

On other sites much more variation in the question structure is expected. For instance on stackoverflow some questions are very short code snippets, some are in depth debugging - the asker needs a lot ...
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Rename [sqlserver] tag to [sql-server]

There's the sqlserver tag. On sister sites it's spelled "sql-server". I guess we should change the spelling of the tag here, or at least introduce a synonym? PS. If we're updating things may as well ...
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Please update the Help Center's "What topics can I ask about here?"

The SE podcast summary lured me to Software Recommendations. I've had a question for a while now that my gut told me would be on topic. As a moderately active SE citizen I wanted to be careful though ...
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Two meanings of [task-management]

People use task-managment in two very different ways: first very similar to project-management, second for questions related to OS-level task management. I think the first case should be forbidden (...
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Allow moderators to customize the first line of the editable parts of /about

I took a first go at filling the moderator-editable parts of /about. It seems to me that the “Ask about…” section doesn't really work as a bullet point list of topics. What I'd like to write is Ask ...
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Changed SO response to "recommendation questions" [closed]

I posted a request on Meta SO, that questions "closed as a software recommendation" have the closure complaint modified to suggest that SR be used as an alternative. I'm posting the link here, so ...
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Can we have a migrate to meta.SE off-topic close reason

This question seems to request a general SE feature and not just one for SR. Can we have a new off-topic close reason: This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network - ...
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Reputation penalties if someone votes to close a question and it is reopened?

I feel that people often downvote or vote for close far too quickly. The quality is something really different in my humble opinion. If someone votes to close a question without giving a comment I ...
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Can we do colours in markdown?

I haven't been able to work out if this is possible or not, but it would be great. Usecase: Question: Need a tool for X: Features: - Must do Y - Should do Z - Works on windows/linux/Mac Answer: ...
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Tag merge request: [file] and [file-management]

I don't see difference between file and file-management looking either at names and already tagged questions.
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Suggested synonyms: [web-apps], [online-service], [web-service], probably [online]

web-apps is asking for some synonyms. online is suspicious, should it be a synonym of web-apps too, or it is a misleadng meta tag, or neither of this?
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Should we take a proactive approach to avoid affiliate linking?

Earlier today, a Stack Overflow (SO) member noticed that another member was knowingly editing answers on SO that contained iTunes links to include the latter member's affiliate account number so that ...
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Is there a way to suggest renaming a tag, other than via post in meta?

I am asking because I just realized I have contributed to a tag called netbean, created by a user who mistakenly called that way the NetBeans IDE for Java development. I also contributed to the tag ...
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HTML keyboard tag as symbol in editor

I've seen the keyboard tag of HTML the first time here at SR. The main HTML functions are available in the toolbar of the editor. Why is there no symbol for add the keyboard tag ? For SR this symbol ...
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Why is there no review link in the top-bar

I can cast close and reopen votes in the review queue. But there is no link to that queue in the top-bar. Can this be added?
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Can the Browser Tab title not start with the tag name?

Currently some of my browser tabs are titled like this: Since I guess most questions will start with an OS tag like [Windows] or [Linux] the title is partially useless and I can't see the rest which ...
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Why don't we have a share link?

Posts don't have the usual share link at the bottom. Why? Is this a private beta "feature". Previously I wrote a meta post and wanted to refer to an answer but there is no share button to simpify ...
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