There are many software rec questions on meta, involving correct tags, how to ask etc, but I can't find one that covers this aspect.
No matter how well a user follows the guidelines in How do I ask a question that may require recommending software? it seems these are all invariably slammed shut in minutes. We seem to have developed an absolute intolerance for anything which might require a software rec in an answer.
The user is left with this…
…which sends them right back to the first link.
We really should send them to Software Recs, or at least give them a clue as to its existence, or we know they will just go round in a fruitless circle, trying to post a rec question that isn't slammed shut in an instant.
I think this is, of course, worse to present to newbies, as even those few who take the time to read all the tour & help can still fall foul of this one & then they're just left stumped, nowhere to turn. This is a definite "walk away, never to return" moment imho.
Sidebar refs to We have bad question closing habits and I think SU has a newbie-biting problem