I'd like to see us change this off-topic reason:
Questions seeking software recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve.
to be less about obsolescence than about usefulness. I'd also really like to include the following information as further guidance:
- A link to https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/ and its help center.
- Some sort of indication that asking how to solve problems within a framework, or through processes or controls, is more useful to the community than asking for a tool recommendation.
I don't really have any specific verbiage in mind, although I plan to give it some thought. Right now, though, I think almost anything would be an improvement over what we have as our current close reason.
Brainstorming and constructive suggestions are welcome.