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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 would suggest that in general we should not be recommending hacked/stolen/cracked software as there are usually legal alternatives which are currently maintained for almost any task. Recommending "...
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Update to our `/help/on-topic` page

Yes, that's a good idea. We currently have this text about how to ask a software recommentation question (plus some bits about answers): Please read our question quality guidelines before posting. ...
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Show new users the interstitial pages before they can ask questions

Let's try something a bit more subtle first: This'll appear to folks visiting /questions/ask regardless of their reputation.
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Show new users the interstitial pages before they can ask questions

I'd echo Michael Hampton's point - based on what we saw on SF, we concluded that an interstitial with a ton of info essentially tests one thing: How badly do you want to post? Unfortunately, that ...
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Privileges Access to moderator tools wrong reputation

I agree that it's a bug. This should just say “high-reputation”: it reads better, and it's easier technically since the text is shared between sites.
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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'd flip that around. Questions shouldn't really be explicitly asking for cracking software. Answers as such wouldn't need to recommend them. If it goes down to whether its legal, chances are its ...
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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?

At large I go with Steve's answer here, but want to add a point it missed: morality. There might be software in a kind of "gray zone" (I don't have an example at hand), i.e. close to being illegal but ...
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Could the Help Center please include information about whether or not it's okay to ask for website recommendations?

I propose that the About contains this entry: You are welcome to ask about software for your desktop, the web and mobile platforms. If you are unsure about your question being about a website (...
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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?

So here we have somebody explicitly asking for a cracked version. (This particular asker is now trying to justify this by claiming he will pay the author after the asker has made great profit using ...
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