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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 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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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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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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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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Are websites now considered answers?
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I think the NAA flag should only be used for posts that don’t try to answer the question. For example: I need this, too. Anyone knows a solution? The program recommended by Bob does not work. What do ...

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Should Software Recs itself be more like meta?
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I think a more viable approach would be to increase visibility of our questions on relevant Stack Exchange communities. For example, when browsing the [xmpp] tag on Super User, display our questions ...

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Windows vs. Window-7 tags (OS)
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Newer than the linked Meta discussion (How specific should the OS tag be?) is this one: How to handle OS tags (and FWIW, the highest-voted answer in How specific should the OS tag be? seems to argue ...

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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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Should I flag answers that contain multiple, independent solutions?
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As we want software recommendations (instead of merely software mentions), an answerer that has multiple solutions in mind would ideally compare these solutions, and recommend when to use which. I ...

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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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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
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unor Do you think that the current policy of "delete-on-sight (with a comment)" for low quality answers should continue? What, if any, changes would you make / suggest? It should continue. ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should there be a tag for "pay once" software?
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Assuming we would have such a tag, I think it would certainly be one of those tags that should only be used if it’s a required restriction. So for a question tagged with pay-once (or single-...

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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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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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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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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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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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"-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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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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