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Couldn't we make a new kind of question, similar to community wiki but call it a poll?
For example: This question asks Is it always evil to have a struct with methods? This question is about best practice and is subjective.
Clearly a "normal type question" is not suitable since it is unfair to decrease users' reputation based on their answers to subjective answers.
I also don't think that it should be a "community wiki" because that invites editing of the entire post (as opposed to just formatting, etc). Also I think that the term community wiki is confusing for poll type questions.
I think that a new type of question should be created called a poll, for subjective questions and questions with more than one answer.
Here are some more examples (of poll questions):
I think that the asker of the question should not accept an answer. I think that should be up to the community.
I am not sure how reputation should be handled. This is my proposal, but feel free to suggest your own.
- Downvotes do not decrease your reputation
- Do not increase your reputation (because it is a poll, duh)
- Increase your reputation to a maximum of x votes (well it is a good answer but you should not be able to profit 100 votes from it)
- Reputation for the asker of the question remains the same
(It seems especially useful for meta. In fact, I think that this question should be a poll.)
The following questions ask similar questions. However, none of them propose a solution like this.