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What to do when an answer contains several suggestions?
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For the voting system to mean anything, we need to employ the system of using one recommendation per answer. Allowing multiple recommendations in a single answer introduces ambiguity into the voting ...

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Custom close reasons for software recommendations
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This question appears to be off-topic because it does not contain enough information to give good recommendations. In particular, questions without a clear outline of features requested are off-topic ...

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How are we going to moderate answers?
Accepted answer
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Deletions and not an answer (NAA) Once the discussion that sets the minimum required quality level for answers has been agreed upon, basically any answer below that threshold will be commented upon ...

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How should we treat answers that don't fit all requirements?
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An answer that meets our quality requirements while not completely satisfying the requirements stated in the question are still answers. I say this for a number of reasons: Sometimes an asker may ...

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Custom close reasons for software recommendations
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Questions that solicit discussion or feature comparisons between multiple products rather than asking for recommendations that fit within our clearly defined requirements are off-topic for this site. ...

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Private beta cleanup: tag synonyms and tag merges
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DONE (re-tagged by Braiam; synonym still needed) We've got two tags for translation software: translation translators We only need one, so I would recommend merging and creating a synonym from one ...

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Reputation penalties if someone votes to close a question and it is reopened?
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No - there should be no punishment for closing questions Closing a question is a temporary state to let you know that something is wrong with your post. Once a question has been closed you should ...

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What's up with all these “unclear what you are asking” close votes?
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Here are the questions I've reviewed today in the closure queue and the reason I made the vote that I made: ARM assembly IDE for Linux (compiler, debugger, assembly view …) This question doesn't ...

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What would be our stop gap for other sites to migrate over question?
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I see no reason with allowing the site to be used as a migration path for the entire network as required, provided the content that is migrated over here meets our requirements - many of the one to ...

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Rename "emails" tag to "email"?
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Let's use [email] Why? Well, emails is really the end result, but primarily because every other Stack Exchange site with an email tag uses [email] instead of [emails]. Let's keep it consistent.

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Are hosting recommendation requests on-topic?
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No Hosting recommendations are more about recommending a service than recommending software, and therefore fall outside of our scope.

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People don't think about questions and answers
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5 votes

People upvoting it just means they think the application is good, it doesn't make the site useless. The answer that actually helps you will have a checkmark that only you can give out - this answer ...

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Testing the game recommendation category of questions
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These questions are specific In fact, with the right presentation, I'd possibly suggest that if we allowed game recommendations, some of these might even be borderline acceptable. They provide a list ...

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What should our documentation contain?
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(edit this post as more consensuses are reached regarding what is off topic) What sort of questions are off topic: Questions requesting feature comparisons between multiple products Questions that ...

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How is the beta badge awarded?
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As mentioned here on meta.stackoverflow.com, the exact criteria is hidden to prevent people from merely doing the minimum amount to get the badge: Beta silver; awarded once Participate actively in ...

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Too-broad Close Reason in Software Recommendations
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Too broad is still a "valid" close reason even in the context of Software Recommendations - a question that seeks a recommendation for software without narrowing down the specifics of what the ...

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What are our canned comments?
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This recommendation does not contain enough information to fulfil the requirements set out in the question and therefore does not meet our minimum quality requirements. For guidelines on what your ...

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Private beta cleanup: tag synonyms and tag merges
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multiplayer is a feature tag that will only be used in conjunction with game. I think this tag should be removed completely as it doesn't really add anything and this detail should be included in the ...

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What should our documentation contain?
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(edit this post as more consensuses are reached regarding what is on topic) What sort of questions are on topic: Questions asking for software recommendations containing clearly defined requirements ...

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How should we treat "Google-able questions"?
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Double case study going on with this question: Are there any alternatives to Flappy Bird. Representing both game recommendation questions and easily google-able content. I don't doubt that there are ...

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Testing the game recommendation category of questions
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These aren't even asking about a game These game recommendation questions ask for resources on guides to assist in finding new games. These are website/resource recommendations and are squarely ...

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Recommendations and "Titles should avoid being subjective"
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To me, asking what the "best" of something is soliciting a discussion, which goes against what we're trying to achieve. "Best" is one of those things that changes wildly depending on perspective and ...

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Testing the game recommendation category of questions
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Super low quality/ambiguous posts These questions fail to meet our quality requirements as discussed here: What is required for a question to contain "enough information"? These questions ...

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