There's a thing I noticed on Stack Overflow lately, that bugs me. Too many (if not all) of the questions that I'm here to see are closed.
Now, I'm not an "engaged" SO contributor (as you can probably see from my reputation & the frequency of asked/answered questions), but I'd say that I am a fairly experienced software developer, so many of the things that I'm looking for are "open ended questions", which seem to be explicitly frowned upon now. One example is this:
Best REST API documentation
I was just looking to find out the SO community opinion on "what makes a REST API documentation stand out". Of course there is no "best" documentation, since it's subjective - but nevertheless this is a very useful question (IMO) since it gathers opinions, and can you learn a lot from the arguments themselves.
It seems to me that now SO tries to only have questions that accept clear, definitive answers. Is this true? If so, that's a pity - it means that SO will increasingly only solve problems for junior developers, and for "homework-style" questions. In real life, there are a lot of hard problems that actually DO solicit "debate, arguments, [...] or extended discussion."
Is there another place in the SO network for this kind of questions?