Background: this question originates from a flag I raised and that was recently denied. The question asked about an alternative to a Windows software.
This topic has been discussed previously but the answers there do not seem any reasonable to me. Maybe they were in the past, before the Software Recommendations SE website existed. Now it exists, and it is going very well.
One of the possible reasons for closing a question or migrating it specifically says:
This is not about Ubuntu. Questions about other Linux distributions can be asked on Unix & Linux, those about Windows on Super User, those about Apple products on Ask Different and generic programming questions on Stack Overflow.
The rationale is: if it belongs to a different website, it should be migrated there. I don't think I need to convince you that software recommendations questions are suitable to the Software Recommendations website and they are perfectly on topic there. ;)
Why is this website not listed among those where OT questions should be moved? Why are software recommendations questions still considered on topic?
This puzzles me because those questions are both:
- primarily opinion based (is GIMP a good alternative to Photoshop or not? And Krita? Wait, what about Cinepaint?)
- too broad as there can be many possible answers (What is a good text editor for Ubuntu? Go figure which one will get recommended...)