Are software-recommendation questions on topic?


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Software recommendation questions can provide a good reference for people looking for software for certain situations. They will take a lot of moderating to prevent them getting subjective.

Other SE sites

Some other SE sites have

Ask Ubuntu

Ask Ubuntu have a . It is tightly regulated, as per their meta discussions.


The tag will stay, unless it becomes a problem.

software that runs on the Raspberry Pi

According to our faq any question about software that runs on the Raspberry Pi is on-topic. This means that recommendations about software is on-topic, for now.

Currently all of the questions tagged are of high enough quality. As long as this tag doesn't become a cesspit then it will be allowed to say.

  • I've un-deleted this because I agree (I hope you don't mind).
    – Jivings
    Aug 22, 2012 at 22:34

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