6 votes

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 ...
End Anti-Semitic Hate's user avatar
6 votes
Accepted

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 ...
Thomas Weller's user avatar
4 votes
Accepted

Shall I ask more questions?

Yes, please post such questions, since I have a lot of legacy knowledge as well and I could provide helpful answers.
4 votes

Does it still help to flag off-topic questions?

Yes, it definitely helps! Your flags push the posts into the review queues, where they are likely to (eventually) get the further processing they require. I've personally noticed many helpful flags ...
End Anti-Semitic Hate's user avatar
3 votes

Why has the number of questions dropped sharply between September 2019 and November 2019, despite the traffic staying constant?

Probably because too few questions are getting answered. Most of the traffic is probably people checking periodically for answers to questions that never got answered.
user1258361's user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

Are "Can I use X for Y" questions on-topic?

NO, they are off-topic. Quoting from our help center's on-topic page: This site is for questions asking for recommendations of software ready-to-use to accomplish a particular task, that is, “what ...
Izzy's user avatar
  • 18.8k
3 votes

Should titles actually be a question?

I would argue against question titles. They make all questions look the same, and force readers to loose time on insignificant words before getting to the point of the title. While it might not sound ...
Nicolas Raoul's user avatar
  • 19.5k
2 votes

How to ask for an alternative to some software

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 ...
Nicolas Raoul's user avatar
  • 19.5k
2 votes

Handling questions that asks for a tool or a website

They say "website" but they mean can also be called "webapp". A website to make a clipart is a webapp. I think these questions are on-topic (at least 1st and 3rd). The asker is looking for a ...
Nicolas Raoul's user avatar
  • 19.5k
2 votes

Are "Can I use X for Y" questions on-topic?

If you have a question about X (in that case Spring Data JPA), then: Refrain from asking on this site. Go read the documentation about X (in that case https://docs.spring.io/spring-data/jpa/docs/...
Nicolas Raoul's user avatar
  • 19.5k
2 votes

Are questions regarding password cracking on-topic?

Knowledge is always good, whether learning how to crack passwords, how to write malware, how to do phishing. Maybe you are a computer security student, or an ethical hacker. Maybe you are just curious....
Lynob's user avatar
  • 2,138
2 votes
Accepted

Where should I post my question about IP logging policy for certain VPN server software?

I'm not sure why the kids over at ServerFault SE told you to post it here, because it's definitely off-topic here, as it's not seeking a software recommendation. It's almost a fit for Information ...
End Anti-Semitic Hate's user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

Questions about a question

<!-- Do not remove or edit --> <!-- Note: Questions not about your post will be deleted --> I can answer that: you need 5 reputation on the main site to participate here on Meta. The only ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
  • 2,025
1 vote

Why do my questions not get views/answers?

I would advise to make your question titles a bit more self-explaining. Look at a few of your titles: Local “Sandbox” Browser Local 'Instagram' for parenthood iOS Web Application While these titles ...
Nicolas Raoul's user avatar
  • 19.5k
1 vote

Why do my questions not get views/answers?

It's always helpful (and encouraged!) if folks can suggest ways to improve an author's posts; but that aside… Your questions are not receiving unusually low view counts relative to this site. ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
1 vote

How to ask for an alternative to some software

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 ...
Dimanjan's user avatar
  • 111
1 vote

Is it okay to ask for alternatives?

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 ...
Nicolas Raoul's user avatar
  • 19.5k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible