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Do we want to encourage people to follow this format when giving software (or similar) suggestions?

This is a good point, I think we should try to encourage more focused "single-answers" than longer "multiple-answers". I agree with everything you've said and will only point out a few more reasons ...
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Software recommendations for X or Y

I agree with separating the questions in a case like this. I think in general we should avoid having "software to do X or Y (or Z)" type questions and would be better served by having ...
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New close vote reason for abandoned questions?

Reviving this thread because of this abandoned question: Modelling water using the TIP3P flexible system While I agree with the suggestion, I'd actually argue that if a question satisfies the above ...
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If a question already has a good answer, does it need to be closed?

As it's been more than 60 days and no one has answered or commented with a disagreement, the community does not (yet) know of any reason to close such questions, or at least no reason that anyone ...
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Minimum requirements for answers

For me, the answer to your question is simple: I would like to have answers that really answer the question, even partially (sometimes there is no space or time to write/give a full answer). Telling ...
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New close vote reason for abandoned questions?

I agree with your intention; I fear the method you propose is not sustainable. Closing a question should (in my opinion) focus on improving it as much as possible to make it a good fit and helpful to ...
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New close vote reason for abandoned questions?

tl;dr - we don't need new close vote reasons for this; there exist reasons and other system mechanisms to handle this issue already. I say this as someone who strongly supports the idea of additional ...
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New close vote reason for abandoned questions?

As I have mentioned in some comments, I fall under the stand point of "Keep old questions unless completely unanswerable". In the case where we ask questions about what has been done and ...
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