Proposal: Software Recommendations
One of the reasons "shop for me"-type questions are generally disallowed on SE sites is outlined well in Q&A is Hard, Let’s Go Shopping!:
..technology moves so rapidly that the best shopping recommendations will be utterly obsolete within a year! What’s the point of a bunch of labor intensive questions that provide only temporary benefit to a limited (some might say Too Localized) audience? There isn’t any. That’s what we concluded, and we explicitly disallowed shopping questions in the Super User FAQ
This site is essentially a "shop for me" site for software. It seems to me that after a year (if not sooner), the site will be filled without outdated answers. As SE is all about creating canonical answers, this means that it will quickly contain irrelevant and/or misleading information.
For overly-broad questions such as "What is a good photo manager?" (if such questions are allowed) it will get out of date relatively quickly, while for specific questions (such as "What is a photo manager that will wirelessly sync and remove old photos from my iPhone 5s, and automatically back up files to Google Drive?") it may take longer to become obsolete, but it will still happen.
This is especially problematic as a good portion of SE users come by and ask one question, (maybe) accept an answer, and are never seen from again. It doesn't take long to dig around on SO or any other SE site and find questions where an answer was accepted a year or more ago, is now obsolete, and there's another, newer answer that has significantly more upvotes. This is on sites that explicitly try to ban the types of questions that lead to that situation, while this site is only about those types of questions.
questions where an answer was accepted a year or more ago, is now obsolete, and there's another, newer answer that has significantly more upvotesin terms of relative vote numbers, my experience has been the exact opposite.
a good portion of SE users come by and ask one question, (maybe) accept an answer, and are never seen from againsounds like a good proportion of satisfied customers then.