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I have a list of requirements for a program, but I don't know what program meets these criteria. That's about general-purpose software, i.e., not a programming IDE or statistical workbench, questions about which would certainly go to respective sites.

Is this question appropriate on Stack Overflow? Where should I ask about it? On Super User or elsewhere?

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Software Recommendations Stack Exchange is a site that does just that.

Please note that like anywhere else on Stack Exchange, questions like “what's the best …” are not answerable and will be closed. A software recommendation question should both provide precise requirements (what platform it needs to run on, what specific functionality is absolutely needed, etc.) and explain for what purpose the software will be used. Precise requirements avoid getting answers that won't be useful because the software lacks a critical feature. A statement of purpose or user story allows answerers to look for the best fit for the task. You are strongly encouraged to read the question quality guidelines before asking a question on Software Recommendations.

Software Recommendations Stack Exchange accepts questions about general-purpose software, development tools and libraries, as well as more specialized software. However, for more specialized software where only a specialist can answer, you are more likely to get good answers if you post on a specialist site instead (do not post on both sites!), if there is one. Even so you are encouraged to read and follow the Software Recommendations Stack Exchange question quality guidelines.

Note that hardware (what to run the software on) and hosting (who can run the software for you) are off-topic on Software Recommendations. Hardware recommendations will be tried out on a new beta site soon. Games are on-topic only inasmuch the question states a purpose (e.g. educational games); "what games are fun?" is not an objectively answerable question.

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The Q&A is hard blog post actually encourages these questions, in a certain form (specific, measurable and objective criteria for the selection). – Oded Oct 3 '13 at 16:20
Here's the Q&A is hard link, for those who don't know. – JDB Oct 4 '13 at 13:55
@Braiam any reason you removed the link to the site help center? Since I can't see any valid reason I rolled back. – Shadow Wizard Sep 3 '15 at 8:44
@fracz better roll back in those cases, the initial link is better since it links to the help center – Shadow Wizard Sep 3 '15 at 8:45
@ShadowWizard, you're right. I haven't noticed the link was removed in previous version. – fracz Sep 3 '15 at 8:49
I am sick of seeing locked questions on stackoverflow with massive audience and 1st Google result. Moderators should move these topics, not close them, that's counter-productive. About "what is the best...": yes this is a subjective question but not all users need the same "critical functionality"! Come over it, these questions are valid. The objectivity is the answer popularity (user adoption) and content (feature list). It is so much worse to close a question that will miss all recent software solutions than keeping it open! It just worsen the issue about software obsolecence. – KrisWebDev Nov 14 '15 at 11:47
@KrisWebDev Locked questions used to be on-topic for the site they're asked on - in this case, software recommendations were on-topic for Stack Overflow when there was no Softwarerecs.SE. It's inappropriate to move them. – dorukayhan Jul 8 at 3:34

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