Short version: We should keep the questions here and make them into 'constructive subjective' questions, as described at (see https://genealogy.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask). I've edited the question (awaiting peer review) to make it very clearly on topic.
We don't automatically have to ban software recommendations.
This question on Sofware Recommendations meta acknowledges
Most, but not all, SE Sites forbid Software Recommendations
It then goes on to discuss how to manage the overlap between Software Recs and other sites that do allow recommendations.
I think there are a number of issues here:
Is this question on-topic?
Asking for recommendations was previously agreed to be off-topic but asking if a specific package can achieve a task or asking how to do something with a specific package was agreed to be on-topic. Where does this fall on that spectrum, and could/should it be edited to fit somewhere 'safe'?
(See: https://genealogy.meta.stackexchange.com/a/1379/6485, https://genealogy.meta.stackexchange.com/a/1377/6485 and https://genealogy.meta.stackexchange.com/a/1376/6485 for more detail).
Are we handling this type of question consistently?
If you look at the software tag we have a fair number of very similar questions, some of which have been left open and some closed, so there's an issue of consistency which could be very confusing, especially to new comers:
What can analyze a tree and suggest what your next research goal(s) should be?
I have a ged file with 44k entries - what is a good program which will handle it? (Closed)
How to upload a "stripped" GEDCOM to DNA sites
Free/open software or method to convert PAF file to GEDCOM?
Software/service for informal genealogy book?
Seeking genealogy software that will support multiple languages and RTL writing? (closed)
Statistical analysis of data within my genealogy program? (which has significant overlap with the question that prompted this discussion and was not closed)
Should we be referring all these questions to Software Recommendations
None of the (possibly) 'offending' questions so far have been migrated, and I'm struggling to see how we could clearly explain the difference to newcomers between:
The answers to all the above could be a recommendation for a software package, instructions on how to do it in the package they're already using, advice that it isn't possible, suggestions that they do some programming, advice that they can achieve their desired end in a completely different way that doesn't involve a programme at all, adice that they need to step back and look at what they're trying to achive from a genealogy perspective not a technical perspective... In short, a wide range of answers to an on-topic question, many of which will be best generated by genealogy specialists and possibly not involve software at all.
(I'm not addressing use of the 'best' word because that is always subjective, but can be easily edited out of a question and would be off-topic for Software Recommendations as well.)
Further, I'm not convinced that we're so overrun with questions here that we can afford to turn away questions that are centred on genealogy when they can easily be made into "constructive subjective" questions .