The help center's list of topics specifically excludes the technical platform/software - it says

If yours is a digital community, please avoid asking questions about a technical feature of your platform.

I take that to mean that discussion of what technical platform to choose in order to get feature X to work is also off topic. However, today a user posted a question asking just that, saying that the fact that the tag exists made them believe this would be on-topic.

The tag currently has four questions. Two of them aren't actually about specific software; the other two are the one I linked above and another one asking about how to choose software.

Given that the tag hasn't had much use, and that use has been either barely relevant or clearly off-topic, should that tag be removed?

  • On the two that were referred to SoftwareRecs, should we replace the tag with another? I agree with the other two questions having the tag removed. Would it make sense to replace forum-software with web-forums on the recommendation ones?
    – Andy Mod
    Jun 10, 2015 at 14:01
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    I think replacing with [web-forums] would work well - that's the kind of software they were asking about, anyway.
    – Jenny D
    Jun 10, 2015 at 14:02
  • I think this was simple enough. I went ahead and removed the tags from the two questions I mentioned in my answer and changed the two in the recommendation ones. I think I'm going to come up with a stub for the web-forums tag wiki too
    – Andy Mod
    Jun 10, 2015 at 14:09

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Regarding the two non-recommendation questions:

This one is asking for advice on how to handle a security breach. I don't think it's specific to forum software at all. I think the tag can be removed entirely from this question.

This is a multi-part question focused mostly on how to manage tags. It's asking this in the context of forum software. It is also tagged with both and . I think can be removed on this question.

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