Can we give the moderation at the "language-design" tag a lighter touch than with posts with other tags? Otherwise, I fear that any discussion that tries to introduce innovation will just be shut down as "vague" or "argumentative" before it has a chance to gain traction.
Example, some weeks ago there was an "Alternative SQL" post, using that tag, was very quickly shut down. It started off sounding like a rant( relational model=good, SQL=bad, one i've seen before), but what if , in the second entry, he had made a proposal on a different query syntax, with pros and cons compared to SQL. But there was no second entry, because he got shut down.
Given the way this moderation works, if a fellow posted on the Perl tag, "Hi, I'm Guido, I've got a new language that's a lot like Perl, but easier to read, ... thinking of calling it Python" , the Perl moderators would have shut it down as fast as possible.
Making it worse, some of the posts that are shut down are being deleted from the stackoverflow database altogether, they are just erased (although this does not appear to be the case with the Alternative SQL post in april/may, otherwise I wouldn't know it exists).