juergen d
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Is "tool X versus tool Y" an on-topic question?
22 votes

No, this is not a valid question. Why you should switch or not can only you decide. And if you seek a recommendation you need to be very specific what you need from that really big software solution ...

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Tags for free software and free software?
9 votes

I think the most common terms are [freeware] and [open-source]. But both describe different software/license. I suggest creating both tags and making each a synonym for [free-software].

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Should programming language recommendations be allowed here?
8 votes

I think this should only allowed if the asker can provide a very specific range of requirements which make it clear that not every programming language can make that happen without going through hell. ...

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Do I have to ask one question per OS?
5 votes

You can ask a single question about the software you seek if you have the same requirements for it. Explain in your question what OS you prefer and what alternatives you accept.

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Should we add language tags?
5 votes

Many products offer multiple language support. A [multi-language] tag might be fine for the need of such a product. Other products are even different, depending on the language. Or you need a ...

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A different thought on moderation
5 votes

These are a lot of assumptions. This is day one on this site and we have no idea how well it is going to work. In the next days/weeks we will see if we need aditional moderation or not. I like to ...

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How to show our homework
4 votes

On Stack Overflow the show a minimal understand of the problem close reason was removed just because of that. A good question does not mean I have to show everything I tried. See also this meta post. ...

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How to ask a Good Question about anything for which there are more than a dozen possible recommendations?
3 votes

Just describe what you need and what is important to you. If you do this well then there won't be so many software solutions fulfilling these requirements. Imagine you buying a car. And you say to the ...

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Is it acceptable to use 'best' in a question?
2 votes

Yes, best is all bad. A good question defines all the requirements. And a good answers mentions software that meets that requirement.

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How should we vote on good answers with (in my opinion) bad recommendations?
-1 votes

Voting is expressing your opinion. There are no rules for voting. Do as you like, except for voting abuse. Imagine an election. Actaully you are asking: For whom should I vote? But this is entirely ...

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What to do when an answer contains several suggestions?
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I find it totally fine if an answer contains more than 1 recommendation. What if you used 2 different software solutions in the past, both with their pros and cons and both fulfill the needs defined ...

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