I asked this:

How can I generate an elegant (academic) static CV web page?

which got a couple of answers, including a very relevant one. The question was closed as a "shopping question", but the very Meta answer explaining what inappropriate shopping questions are says that "seek help choosing, finding or assessing ... a software solution" is not inappropriate shopping.

So should my question really have been closed?

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    Looks like this got 3 close votes for "shopping question" and 2 for "opinion-based." As you say, software recommendations when related to academia are allowed per this policy. Personally, I would vote to reopen if I could do so without hammering it, but curious to see why others feel differently.
    – cag51 Mod
    Sep 19, 2022 at 21:28
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    I’ve cast the last reopen vote. Unfortunately, it seems that the policy on software is frequently missed by close-voters. Sep 20, 2022 at 6:09

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(just writing an answer to get this off our backlog)

Thanks for posting. Software recommendations are indeed on-topic, and the community has correctly voted to reopen.

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