Consider this question: Gnucash: Keyboard shortcut to move to blank transaction?
Should it be on-topic, or off-topic? It relates to the technical usage of a piece of software, which isn't directly about personal finance ... however, the software in question is a financial management tool used by individuals to, um, manage their personal finances ;-)
We have some other questions about Microsoft Money, Quicken, Mint.com, etc. However, those questions, IIRC, are not directly about the technical usage. Should technical usage questions be permitted for such tools?
UPDATE: I've reopened the question based on support below. However:
Where do we draw the line on financial tool questions, if any? or,
Should we revisit this as we get more examples of tools questions to consider? We haven't seen so many of these that it is a big concern.
June 2016 edit from JoeTaxpayer -
This question is nearly 6 years old, before I became a Mod, and can use a refresh. Recently 3 questions were posted regarding Banktivity, PF software that I hadn't heard of. 3 questions from one member, over a single day.
- How do I merge transactions in Banktivity?
- How should I import credit card data from HSBC UK into Banktivity?
- What should be the transaction type of interest paid in Banktivity?
I'm adding this here in response to Chris' question above "Should we revisit this as we get more examples..." These questions first came to my attention via flag, a member notifying the mods of these 3 question posted one after the other. I still don't know the popularity of this software, but in my opinion, this gave the appearance of spam, trying to promote the software itself. Chris' point that we haven't seen this as too big an issue is correct, 6 years and no new discussion. Still I think this is worth looking at again.