Are "best practices" questions bad? Not inherently; questions on processes tend to come up fairly often, and while yes, they are inherently subjective, there's something to be said for just answering them and getting them out of the way.
By the way: i must congratulate you on choosing to use the Community Wiki feature. This is a category of questions where that flag shines!
That said... You should think good and hard before posting a question asking for "best practices".
If that's really what you're after - a practice widely-recognized as "best" that you can adopt as your own, then go for it. All too often though, i see people asking for a "best practice" when what they really want to know is:
"Given my situation, what are the available solutions to my specific problem, and which one should I choose?"
Note the key difference: if you aren't free to make changes, potentially major, to what you're doing and how you're doing it, then "industry best" is irrelevant - you just need something you can use now. Perhaps it'll happen to be a Best Practice; perhaps it'll merely be the best of a bad set of hacks necessitated by the particular corner you've been painted into. But regardless, the focus has to be on you.