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How do I ask a question that may require recommending software?

I have a problem that I need solved, and it may require the recommendation of software. How do I ask these type of questions so that they aren't closed? Note: This is for reference to point users ...
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2answers
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A useful question was put on hold after six years due to software recommentation, how to respond?

I've been pondering this for the last couple of days. I was researching ways to verifiy ripped audio files and found this question which I found very useful. I thought it was a good sensible question....
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When should a moderator not use his super-powers?

I am asking this question because of a recent encounter with a moderator on this post. A moderator asked me to add an example to my answer, and when I didn't, he just deleted my answer. Some extra ...
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Is answering to a software recommendation request considered spam?

I gave an answer today, being just a software recommendation, to a question, asking for a recommendation. It's now deleted, so here are the contents: It exists and is called muCommander brew ...
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2answers
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Can I add my GitHub repository link in answers?

I've recently posted an answer https://superuser.com/a/1313540/726810 and the procedure requires some programming knowledge. I've a open source GPL repository in GitHub where I provided the already ...
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A strange case of a deleted answer

Something strange has happened to me. In the post Unable to recover hard disk drive after failed formatting due to sudden power outage, the user asked for ways to fix his failed WD disk. I have ...
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2answers
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Can we PLEASE get a definitive answer on what to do with low-quality software recommendation answers?

There are numerous Meta posts on software recommendation answers, and the advice on posting them seems to be universal. How to handle low quality ones that have been posted gets murkier by the day. ...
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1answer
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Why did I have all but one reputation point removed and get accused of spamming?

I was browsing through questions and all of a sudden my reputation on Super User dropped from 16 to 1, this I am sure of, and I can't seem to find a reason why. On the other hand, I think my ...
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2answers
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Question about computer software with 37 up-votes closed after six years?

Concerning question Can I create a new session in another tab or window in Google Chrome? This is surprising to me for multiple reasons. It's not off-topic, but it was closed It was deleted OK, let'...
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2answers
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Are questions regarding “how to research things on the internet” on-topic

I came across this question: https://superuser.com/questions/659831/how-to-search-for-a-specific-program-with-a-specific-set-of-features The title seemed innocent enough, but the bulk of the ...
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3answers
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Which pro-forma comments already exist for SuperUser?

I'm using AutoReviewComments script and want to customize it like I did for Ask Ubuntu. I'm using https://raw.github.com/askubuntu/ProFormaComments/master/comments.jsonp as remote source.
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1answer
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Can we stop advertising Crucial.com?

The most top answer of How can I tell what RAM will fit my computer? reads: Crucial is a good place to buy RAM and they have a System Scanner (Windows only) to analyse the memory that is present ...
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3answers
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When are software recommendation answers not an answer?

This question is closely related to: How to handle low quality software recommendation answers and How do I recommend software in my answers and others I thought the requirements for software ...
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1answer
129 views

How should I deal with link-only answers where the information in the link can't be copied?

Usually link-only answers are considered low quality and their author is encouraged to edit them to include the relevant part of the linked page in the answer itself and if they don't do so, their ...
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2answers
139 views

General troubleshooting tips for Excel formulas and VBA

I'm interested mainly in Excel and VBA, reading a lot of questions in these topics. I often find questions like "formula doesn't work", "what is the problem with this code" for which there are a ...

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