I am wondering where is a good place or how is a good way to ask a question on what software tools to use for a specific task.
A lot of the time when searching for information on these types of problems stackoverflow comes up with the top and actually useful discussions and answers, but the question is locked.
I completely understand the point of discouraging "best of" or list questions as discussed in this question (Exceptional cases for list questions) and agree they often aren't constructive enough to justify the effort in moderating them.
What I am wondering is where is the right place to have a discussion like this? Stackoverflow has a good and active community so perhaps there is another section or related site I can ask less specific questions. And I do find some value in reading people's opinions, even if subjective on issues like this.
Here are some examples of the kind of questions I mean:
First results in google when searching for those subjects and some useful discussion.
Perhaps asking a question like this but with a strict and detailed specification it might be considered a valid and reasonable question to ask on stackoverflow; perhaps it's just a case of re-thinking how to ask a question. Or perhaps there's a more relevant place for this kind of discussion. Please let me know what you think.