24 questions linked to/from How do I recommend software in my answers?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
How to do better edits in the future?
When reading such answers, I find it useful to: have the answer edited when an obsolete link is dead (the second link is dead) have screenshots to quickly see how the GUI looks like (the question is ...
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 ...
My answer was deleted: why, and what should I do now?
I have a question about my Super User post: How do I play audio though jackd from console? Hi. I submitted an answer to superuser, but my answer was deleted. I've checked the list of possible causes ...
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 ...
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....
Link only answer with many steps
This is my answer. I've searched a bit in meta and I think I've got a feel of what should be done with link-only answers. However, in that question, there are some options for real-time ...
Want to contribute useful answer to old question, but has low quality lock despite only 3 answers
Recently, I've developed a solution for bulk searching excel spreadsheets for keywords, after doing research on various sites, including superuser, and finding there was no real universal solution, I ...
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'...
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 ...
Bad audit answer
I just failed this audit answer: You can use ClickMonitorDDC http://clickmonitorddc.bplaced.net this is a great tool for adjusting brightness and contrast of external monitors, but you can also ...
Questions Asking for Product Recommendations
Did I handle this question correctly? A new / dupe / green user asking for product recommendations..
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.
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 ...
What's the good way to answer "What is the analog of software X for operating system Y?"
I gave an answer today, being just a software recommendation, to a question, asking for a recommendation. If you cannot see deleted answers, there was the software name, a link to homepage and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 and ...
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. ...
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 ...
How to handle low-quality software recommendation answers?
On-Topic Questions, Low-Quality Answers There are numerous on-topic questions for which a software recommendation can be an answer. There are probably tens of thousands of existing such answers, ...
I have a suggestion on what to do with the Software Rec Tag
With the upcoming release of Windows 8 we expect an influx of users and questions. I feel that we need to prep for their coming. With that in mind, the software-rec is a nuisance in mine and others ...