Earlier today I asked a question that's been on my mind for a few weeks, about whether a certain type of project exists:
It's objective in that the answer can only be "yes" or "no" and not depend on anybody's opinion or point of view.
I got an acceptable answer, and in reading the link provided in that answer I found another project mentioned, so I added a second answer.
But besides attracting one answer, a couple of comments, and one or two upvotes, it also attracted a couple of downvotes and so far four close votes.
One person who voted to close came back and left some comments about why they voted to close.
Their interpretation seemed to be that any "yes or no" question amounts to a "poll question" in that the number of "yeses" and "nos" might be tallied.
So we all know that poll questions are not acceptable on StackExchange.
What I'd like clarification on is:
- Are all yes/no questions considered not acceptable on StackExchage?
- Are all yes/no questions necessarily "poll questions" in disguise and thus unwelcome?
Are questions about whether something (project, API, library, port, tool, algorithm) exists inherently unsuitable for StackExchange, or should I just ask them in a different way?
If such questions are unsuitable for StackOverflow, are they at least suitable for Programmers.SE? Or would they be unsuitable on any and all StackExchange sites?