Really good “discussion” questions…
Why is subjective/argumentative a reason to close a question?
Why are Subjective questions not allowed [or] Should discussion be required before closing a question?
This is a series of questions about questions that I would like to ask at Stack Overflow.
From the FAQ:
What kind of questions should I not ask here?
Avoid asking questions that are subjective,
argumentative, or require extended discussion.
For me, I get subjective. However I suspect that some will ask subjective questions that they perceive as objective. Also, some will falsely think that certain objective questions are subjective.
Examples would be useful.
Meta question #1: Is debating permitted?
Regarding "argumentative": there's arguing and debating. Debating is useful; often learning emerges.
Meta question #2: What's wrong with extended discussion?
Certain questions may require extended discussion; without it, they may not be adequately resolved.
Since no one is forced to participate in any discussion, why this restriction?
Meta question #3: Here are some examples of the kinds of questions that I would like to ask. Are they acceptable?
- What should I consider in choosing between xUnit.net, NUnit, MbUnit, and MSTest?
- Is randomization of unit test methods important?