I see an uncertainty in the help pages, esp. what's on topic, about software recommendations. While it says that question about "installation, configuration, and operation of hardware or software related to these topics" are welcome it is never explicitly stated whether recommendations of such software is on-topic or not. Strictly interpreted these are not on topic but I think for new users this detail is too easy to overlook (and every now and then we get such questions, which seems to prove that observation).
Additionally, when we close-vote on questions there is the option to choose: "Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve." Software is either a product or a service (esp. web services, cloud web applications).
New users cannot see that this close vote option exists. They only learn afterwards that their question was not on topic. To avoid frustration I want to suggest to edit the help page and insert a clear statement about software recommendations and a hint that we have https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/ for such questions. Do you agree?