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Marking example questions as community wiki makes the on-/off-topic decision for close-to-subjective questions easier.

Should subjective example questions allow for a community wiki indication?

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Oh, boy! The great subjective controversy leaks to area 51! –  Rosinante Jun 2 '10 at 15:28
+1 because it had to be asked, even though I disagree. –  Gnome Jun 2 '10 at 15:30
@rosinate better right from the beginning so it's in the faq soon... –  Tobias Kienzler Jun 2 '10 at 15:45
@The Cat thanks for the edit, sounds better now –  Tobias Kienzler Jun 3 '10 at 7:11
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Subjective != community wiki.

Questions are voted on-topic or off-topic no matter if they should be CW or not. Subjective questions should be off-topic, CW or not.

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Discussion questions should be discouraged, and all of those are subjective. Non-discussion subjective questions can be appropriate. (There are very, very few of those, however.) –  Gnome Jun 2 '10 at 15:24
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Whether a question is on-topic or not isn't determined by whether it's community wiki.

I was initially confused about how things work, however, as "what is the best X?" is clearly on-topic for an "Xoverflow" proposal, even though it would/should be closed and discouraged. I now interpret A51's "is it on-topic?" as "do we want it on this site?" or "is it appropriate?"

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