If the consensus really is that security tool questions do not belong here, should the tour site be updated to list these questions (e.g. what tool should I use to perform security task x?) as an example of what not to ask here?
It seems many people are being penalized with downvotes / question closures (including myself) for asking questions about which security tools we should use for task x (e.g. log file review). Although I read the tour page, I did not see any reason to not ask such a question.
Here is a question about this in meta: Asking about software solutions
Here is an example question that has been penalized (downvoted): https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/72267/os-x-pentesting-and-information-security-tools-which-are-your-favorite
Another example: my question about good log file review tools was downvoted, closed, then deleted, with the reason given that these questions tend to go out of date quickly. I began to delete it myself when the downvotes and closure were applied, but was warned that I should not delete a question with answers applied, so then I did not delete it.
I personally believe such questions add value (e.g. someone can see what good log file review tools are). Perhaps to resolve the questions being out of date, the reader of the question can see when the answers were provided and judge whether or not it is still valid, and even provide a new list of tools when the old list is sufficiently outdated.