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Can I ask if a particular software will fit my needs?
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tl;dr: No, but you can make it on-topic. It’s off-topic to ask if a specific software is suitable in a specific case. We want to answer with software recommendations, not with "yes" or "no". But it’...

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Small capital characters in posts
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In my opinion, the small caps Unicode characters shouldn’t be used for normal text in our posts (unless, of course, it’s about these characters): In the browser search (Ctrl + f, e.g., in Firefox and ...

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Where do questions about software development software belong to?
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If you are looking for recommendations for software development tools and libraries, Software Recommendations is the right place. (Note that recommendations are off-topic on Stack Overflow and most of ...

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Recent proliferation of "How to code?" questions & SuperUser questions
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On 2018-12-19, the test of the Ask Question Wizard started at Stack Overflow. In the first step, this wizard asks the users what type of question they have: If they select "I need a software ...

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What shall we do with answer recommending the same application than a previous answer?
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I think it depends on the answer. (a) If the answer is (nearly) a copy or a subset (e.g., a link and some facts that are also mentioned in the previous answer), flag it. It should probably be deleted....

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Is software identification on-topic?
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I think such questions should be off-topic here. Answers wouldn’t recommend anything. Instead of asking "Which wiki is used on wiki.gnome.org?" one could ask "Which wiki could I use to create a site ...

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"Feature tags" only for required or also for optional features?
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In my opinion, they should only be used for required features. So in the example question, the tag open-source should be removed. The OP only requires that the software must be available for free, so ...

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Is asking for an extension on any browser too broad?
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I don’t think that such a question would be necessarily too broad. Deciding if it’s too broad would depend on the given requirements, so there’s really no difference between questions restricting it ...

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"-plugin" suffix for specific-software tags?
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I think we should omit these suffixes. Not everything is a plugin(/module/extension/…) There are cases where a solution is required to work with a software, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a ...

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2015 Community Moderator Election Results
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Thank you for your great work helping to prove that this site could work, and make it work, Gilles and Journeyman Geek, thank you for being willing to keep doing this work, Undo, and congratulations ...

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When will we graduate?
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Today, the SE team updated the criteria for when they "would close or graduate a Q&A site": The TL;DR: When a site starts to consistently receive 10 questions/day, we’ll consider it ...

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Tag to indicate that an app is free for commercial use
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I don’t think that we should have a tag for this. The gratis tag and a clarification in the question body cover this. If OP says they need a software that is free for commercial use (and tag it with ...

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Tagging of closed questions
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I think editing the tags of a closed question can make sense in various cases, for example: We want to get rid of a tag that is (now) only used on closed questions. Remove it, otherwise this tag will ...

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Can we agree on a tagging guide?
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[DRAFT] Tag guide (for set 1) License If the software MUST be FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software), use open-source (under discussion). If the software MUST be gratis in addition to being FLOSS, ...

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Can I ask for help to develop a solution in this site?
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As soon as your tool meets the requirements given in your question, you may post it as an answer (don’t forget to disclose your affiliation). You should not directly ask for help, but you may note ...

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Tags for software that runs on a (web?) server
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It might work to use the tags self-hosted and hosted. Advantages: By not including "web" in the tag name, we don’t restrict this tag to web applications, so we can use it for all kind of ...

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Why removed "client" tag everywhere?
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I removed the client tag from all questions that had it two days ago (not sure if more questions had it and someone else removed it from them before), which were these 5 (an amount where I thought a ...

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What is the 'portable' tag for?
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We already have a tag for the first meaning: cross-platform All four questions tagged with portable seem to use it in the second meaning. The Wikipedia article Portable application is about the ...

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What is the vlc tag for?
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The vlc tag should work like any other software-specific tag (thunderbird, drupal, etc.): For software that has to interact with VLC somehow. These would primarily (but not exclusively) be VLC add-...

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Can 'xpath' be added to the list of tags?
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I added the xpath tag to this question: XPath GUI for Windows I think it shouldn’t be added to the following questions (which includes yours), because in these questions XPath support seems to be ...

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Found a copy of an answer here on another site. Are they copying SE? Is it legal?
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Assuming that the question/answer authors did not hit an agreement with newtips.co, it is not legal for them to publish the content like that. All Stack Exchange questions and answers are licensed ...

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Dealing with obvious tags
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(I’m assuming here that we need all these tags, which I’m not so sure about yet.) I think such "attribute tags" (does this name work?) should only be added for attributes that are not common for the ...

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Desktop Bitcoin C# app question: on-topic or off-topic?
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I think this question is off-topic, because OP does not intend to use the software, and OP is not interested in recommendations. Answers wouldn’t (have to) contain recommendations, they would just ...

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How to handle OS tags
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Regarding when to use version-specific OS tags, I can see advantages for both ways (if an OS version-specific feature is required vs. if the author simply uses this OS version), but for the sake of ...

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Function of tags
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For finding questions to answer, it is beneficial if tags are options. For finding answers, it is beneficial if tags are requirements. A middle ground would be a mess, we should stick to one way. So ...

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Why was the virtual microphone question closed?
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I agree with Gilles and Izzy on why this question is off-topic. As I was one of the close voters, FWIW: On all SE sites, I rarely give comments on why I vote-to-close (well, unless I use a custom ...

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Burn the "plugin" tag
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All questions that had the plugin tag are now retagged. If tags for specific softwares should or should not have a "-plugin" suffix, can be discussed separately: “-plugin” suffix for specific-...

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Edit question to fit the answer
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I think the question should not be changed in such a way (unless the OP is fine with it). Even when for months (or years …) no suitable software appears, maybe it will at some point, and then is the ...

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Apple mobile device tags
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(As I don’t know much about mobile, I can’t decide if this requirement should be specified in the tags instead of in the title/question only. So in this answer I assume that we need tags for this ...

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Where did the question edits go?
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Your edit suggestion was rejected: https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/24393 (You can find these under: Activity: all actions: suggestions)

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