If "SU doesn't do software recomendation questions", how come we have the https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/software-rec tag, with 1,517 questions with up to 95 upvotes?

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    So we can tag questions that we know are bad and will eventually be closed? idk, good question. Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 21:19

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Here are a couple of reasons to pick from:

  1. Not every question that deserves the tag deserves to be closed.

  2. Having a common tag for questions that fit into this problematic category is helpful during cleanups.

  3. Removing the tag does not remove the problem.

  4. Secretly everybody loves a good question.

  • You are so right! I even had a flag declined because the question was a perfect recommendation question and did not need to be closed. It's only low-quality, no-background-research questions that need to be closed.
    – gparyani
    Commented Jan 31, 2014 at 19:45

I agree! I vote to remove the tag permanently, if we are to ban software recommendations!

I believe that the people who would read the tag would know that we don't do software recommendations usually anyways, so I don't see why we need it around

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    I think prior to removing the tag, we should use its existence to evaluate if these tagged questions can be improved, merged, closed, etc Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 22:50

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