Franck Dernoncourt
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Including cloud-based services for software recommendations?
11 votes

In my opinion, it makes sense that cloud-based software (SaaS) recommendations be on-topic on this Stack Exchange website.

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Design Ideas for this site. Again
8 votes

Please make sure that the contrast between the text and the background is decently high (e.g., at least respecting the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0). This can be checked easily ...

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How do you test recommendations?
7 votes

Yes, unless the application is super lightweight or that I need it for sure, I personally I use VM since it is tough to guess how much crapware an unknown application contains.

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90 days have past, how do our statistics look?
7 votes

One action that would help boosting the number of users, question and visits is adding a pointer to softwarerecs.stackexchange.com in the help's on-topic section of all the SE that receive software ...

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Where to ask for websites?
6 votes

There is none. I personally use https://www.quora.com/ for this kind of requests. Update 2016-05-01: There is a new proposal Website recommendations in Area 51, which has entered the commit phase a ...

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New script: Questions needing attention
5 votes

Some variations: List posts with no answer, 0 score, fewer than 2 comments, and that haven't been closed: select CreationDate, OwnerUserId, ViewCount, Id as [Post Link], Tags from Posts where ...

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Should I stop answering my own questions?
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Please do continue to answer your own questions! Only a small minority will bitch around (FYI Browser extension to hide all the activities of a given user on Stack Exchange, also DeerHunter didn't ...

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Should we allow questions asking for software cracker, patcher or keygens?
5 votes

Yes we should allow those questions . Crackers, patchers or keygens encompass an extremely large range of applications and goals, let's not blindly ban anything labeled as such. The DMCA is zealous ...

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What is beta and dev?
3 votes

The Wikipedia page software release life cycle provides a nice overview of the terminology, as well as a great flow chart to complement Nick's answer:

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How to handle "it's impossible" answers?
2 votes

I think that we should we allow "It's impossible" answers for the following reasons: Such answers are useful to inform the OP and other readers of the difficulty or impossibility to provide ...

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New deep-learning tag?
2 votes

If by deep learning the OP meant "deep" neural networks, then the OP could simply use the neural network tag. Therefore, I don't see the point in having a new deep learning tag. Since >99% of people ...

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What is the 'portable' tag for?
2 votes

Personally when it comes to applications I only use the word portable to mean no installation needed. This SE is about end-users so the other meaning of portable (which I prefer to use to define a ...

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A little note to our wonderful community
1 votes

This Stack Exchange website is one of the best-moderated websites in the Stack Exchange network. Thanks for the great moderation!

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How can I escape from this site?
1 votes

Are you familiar with this dilemma? yes, it's a pain. Do you post to another site anyway? Yes from time to time: Quora, reddit, etc. It is good practice to back up one's questions since they can ...

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What if OP no longer needs a solution?
1 votes

I'd just keep the question: it's faster to Google than to write a question people can still answer the question, which can turn out to be useful for a future reader. Since people upgrade or change ...

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Impossible/impractical requests?
1 votes

This question asks for something impractical (detailed in my answer). I don't believe this make the question low-quality: the software recommendations should give some compromise between what's ...

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Even with bounty, I do not get much attention
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closed as off topic for being a software recommendation, how about we site the Software Recommendations Stack Exchange, so this site can get more attention, AND such questions can get answered. Two ...

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New Site Design!
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Overall it is nice. However, I don't like the link text color for the links that have been visited. It does not stand out very well. Example:

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Should Software Recs itself be more like meta?
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I don't think we need other metas, just tags that when could fully ignore, since some people don't like software recommendations for reasons beyond me. I would also point out that aside from software ...

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Should we disable the Roomba?
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Roomba should be disabled: if a question is not good, it gets downvoted. If off-topic, it gets closed. 1 year is short, I have had dozens of (good) questions at risk, simply because few people ...

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Design Ideas for this site. Again
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Please don't use too much white space. Bad: only a handful of questions per page => user keeps scrolling => user gets tired of it => user stops answering

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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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What to do to avoid good questions being deleted by Roomba?

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