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

You can go to http://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com and ask! Software Recommendations is a Stack Exchange QA site designed specifically for this type of questions. Questions should include as many ...
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How do I recommend software in my answers?

The existing wiki answer has great discussion and comments, but I believe the embedded example conflicts with current site standards. The example would be a response to a request for a software list, ...
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Should a very old question asking for software recomendations be flagged?

Flag it. It should probably be removed.
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Should software recommendations be closed or moved?

Where the questions meet the rather high quality guidelines of Software Recommendations I would suggest flagging for moderator attention and asking for it to moved. The problem is that many of the ...
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Should a very old question asking for software recomendations be flagged?

Short answer: see Oliver Salzburg's. Longer answer: There are 10s of thousands of old questions that are now off-topic. They might be viewed as bad examples, and some of them as "diluting" the ...
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What's the good way to answer "What is the analog of software X for operating system Y?"

The question itself is not a good fit for Super User, thus, it really isn't possible to write a good answer for it. The user wants to find a specific product, which is a software recommendation. ...
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Question about converting a multi-page PDF file to PNG files - can it be reopened?

Looks okay to me. It's sort of a spam magnet question and we need to make sure that we get rid of answers that don't explain anything but just say "Use this tool!". This is clearly what we want to ...
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Should a very old question asking for software recomendations be flagged?

Many people here use downvotes to show something is wrong, this includes alerting the poster that the question is off topic. Flag it but, IMO, it shouldn't be downvoted. If anything, I'd love to see ...
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Should a very old question asking for software recomendations be flagged?

Yes please. I frequently see low-quality software recommendations (borderline spam) in the Late Answers queue from low-rep or new users. Such posts don't really serve a purpose, and when I come upon ...
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Should a very old question asking for software recomendations be flagged?

This is my thought - If it was voted for and replied to with "relevant" answers there's some good to it. But, given that now there is "Software Recommendations" Site on stack exchange in addition to ...
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