I was about to post a question asking what to call something, when I noticed that other people had already asked a number of questions starting with "What do I call a...", which were closed as opinion-based. Where is the correct place to ask these questions then?

My specific question, which I have not posted, was what word would best be used to describe an application without a web-interface, to differentiate it from the online SAAS programs that are now what is commonly referred to by the terms application or program.

  • Possible duplicate of On the troubles of naming and terminology
    – gnat
    Mar 14, 2016 at 14:59
  • I disagree about the duplicate - the question states that the question is known to be off-topic, but wants to know where to ask such a question. Normally a question asking "on which site do I ask?" belongs at Meta.SE, but seeing that it is asking in the context of Programmers.SE scope, we can probably leave this question as-is.
    – user22815
    Mar 16, 2016 at 5:07

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Chat is probably a good place.

You will find a ton of opinions and perspectives there and perhaps quickly see why they are not great fits for the main site :)

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