We have had a number of questions lately asking what application was used for X (here and here for example). While it's true that getting the answer may help some people to make a choice, I have following objections to the question structure.
- It is quite impossible to know from the result what application was used. Only asking the author will get the definitive answer.
- It is the wrong question in a way. It does not matter one bit what application was used. But rather what application you know how to use and have some idea of how to do the same thing in it.
- It contains the implied idea that it was done with one application. This may or may not be true. In 3D animation for example you often end up using at least 3 separate applications to begin with.
Also these seem to get the same answers over and over again. So can we make some effort to close these questions or do you guys see these as being like font identification questions?
Ammendum: Why do i take this up. I feel that these questions could be handled somewhat better as a general rule. I just dont want to be the only one that regularily handles them.