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2018 Community Moderator Election Results
12 votes

Thank you to the community for voting me as your new moderator. Many thanks to Undo for his great job as moderator and for helping to keep our community strong. A special thank you to Journeyman ...

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Is LeadTools spamming?
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11 votes

Thank you for your meta post, Thomas. I share your concerns. I believe it is best, as a community, to openly and thoughtfully determine how to deal with this somewhat unique situation. By doing so, ...

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New Site Design!
11 votes

Looks great Pawel! Your design is: Clear Visually appealing Simple Easy to read Reasonably friendly to people with limited eyesight Works for people with all types of color blindness Low bandwidth ...

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How can we better reach experts?
8 votes

One thing I've noticed is that many questions that should be asked on Software Recommendations SE are instead asked on the Superuser SE. For many of these questions, no one flags them to indicate ...

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Can you merge [browser] with [web-browser]?
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7 votes

Thank you for posting this. I noticed this the other day when I was performing a bunch of tag maintenance, and it is on my list of things to address. Prompted by your post, I took a look at the 14 ...

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Why has my question been left closed for 3 years with no feedback?
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6 votes

Thank you for bringing this to our community's attention. I just took a look at the question, and I see no reason that it cannot be reopened, so I reopened it for you and the community. Several ...

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Closing with 3 votes: Do we want that experiment?
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6 votes

Given the size of our review queues, this is a good idea. Yes, let's ask for the same experiment on Software Recommendations SE. If lowering the threshold to 3 is not sufficient, we can then ...

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Should we have the [elderly] and [non-tech-savy] tags?
6 votes

I don't think the elderly tag makes much sense. What is it about the software that makes it apply to the elderly? Tags like the following make more sense: hohdeaf for hard of hearing or deaf (a ...

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

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 ...

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Make [andrdoid] a synonym of [android]
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5 votes

Great catch! Thank you David! I've retagged the question you found to be tagged as android instead of the misspelling. I also removed the erroneously spelled tag. Thank you again!

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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
5 votes

Hello to everyone here at our Software Recommendations StackExchange. I'm RockPaperLizard, and I'm happy to provide you with my answers to your questions: Someone asked a question that only ...

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Update "gratis" tag wiki with info about when "gratis" is a non-must have
5 votes

We use the gratis tag for recommendations for software that is free of any financial cost. All of our tags represent requirements ("must-haves"). The tag wiki for gratis correctly states: "Gratis ...

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2015 Community Moderator Election Results
5 votes

Congrats Undo, Izzy, and Nicolas! Thank you for all the time you volunteer! Software Recommendations will continue to grow with this great team.

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We need more activity
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4 votes

Welcome to Software Recommendations SE, "96 94". I happen to be friends with your aunt, 99. Our community is a bit different from other SE communities in that there is a much greater chance ...

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Does it still help to flag off-topic questions?
4 votes

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 ...

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Let's reword our intro at the Ask Question Wizard
4 votes

Great idea, Nicolas! Here is my first second draft: The Software Recommendations community welcomes questions to help you determine what particular software is fit for a specific purpose. Tip: ...

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Edit otherwise valid answer to remove "Also, look at that long list of maybe solutions"?
4 votes

Good observation, Nicolas. When I see that type of answer, I often wonder "What is wrong with the answer that they decided to also include a link to a list of apps?". I then reread the answer at ...

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2021: a year in moderation
3 votes

I've often mentioned that we have a wonderful community, and these stats help support that sentiment. One of the stats that makes me the happiest is that, as moderators, we literally did not have a ...

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Software Recommendations Stack Exchange - Top User Swag!
3 votes

Thank you very much. That's thoughtful. I have a sufficient amount of clothing, and would prefer to donate mine to someone more needy who perhaps does not have a clean shirt to wear. Would you be ...

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Merge battery and battery-life tags?
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3 votes

Yes, they are very similar, merge them. Since battery is more general, let's keep that and just update the tags of battery-life to reflect this. Since battery-life begins with the string battery, I ...

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Should we disable the Roomba?
3 votes

The Roomba needs to go away for this site. (It also needs to be changed for the other SE sites, but that's another story.) First, let me say that this site is different than other StackExchange ...

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Are +1 comments always bad?
3 votes

If someone provides an answer with useful information, but it's not the answer you need, then thanking them for the answer and explaining what helped is always a nice gesture. The situation may also ...

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How does our community want to handle quality comments posted as answers that are too long for a comment?
2 votes

Leave the high quality comment as an answer. This preserves the formatting (including paragraphs) and allows others to more easily comment on what is presented in the answer. It also allows the ...

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Can I ask whether a specific game/program is right for me?
2 votes

Great question. It's definitely a gray area. My interest is to help as many people as possible, so therefore I would like to see every question on-topic. But because of the current layout of ...

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Can I ask for recommendations for online services?
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2 votes

Agreeably, the exact line between "websites" and "web-apps" is a bit gray. The main distinction I currently use when making this call is whether or not the web-app/website stores or processes a ...

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Is it OK to add [scripting] to questions about Google Apps Script?
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2 votes

Great question Rubén. After reading your question, I researched Google Apps Script. (It took a little extra time because I block nearly all Google-owned sites!) From what I read, Google Apps Script ...

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Can I ask about finding installers and drivers
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2 votes

Thank you for asking. It would be considered off topic because we recommend software based on requirements, not where to find it. In your situation, you know exactly what you need, but not where to ...

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Why can't Software Recommendations SE users spell "management"?
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2 votes

Perhaps it is a continuation of a rebellion that began a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... (cue John Williams)

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Suggested synonym for finance → money
2 votes

This gets interesting because tags work in a different way than human linguistics. In linguistics, we have constructs such as supersets, subsets, and overlapping sets. In contrast, with tags, ...

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Rename voice-mail tag to voicemail?
2 votes

I recommend renaming the voice-mail tag to voicemail. From what I've seen, voicemail is the more common spelling. E-mail was once popular, but now most people use email.

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