I recently posted https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/113374/best-places-to-work-as-a-software-engineer-for-a-new-graduate to Programmers. I didn't post it to Stack Overflow (even though that's where I know it would get viewed by the people I most want to answer it) because it's subjective. So I posted it to Programmers thinking that career advice related to software engineering would qualify, but they closed it down.

Am I not posting it in the right place? Is there somewhere better? I would give away a large portion of my reputation points on stack exchange for some good answers. It's a really important question to me, and I'd like to know the best place to ask it.

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    The problem is not mainly that it's subjective, but that it's also an open-ended poll/"list of X" type question with no "right" answer. There is currently no place on the network for those. ChrisF's recommendations sound reasonable – Pekka Oct 10 '11 at 6:51
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    Where is the "good" subjective question you wish to ask? – user1228 Oct 10 '11 at 12:18

StackOverflow & friends aren't the only programming sites out there - there are hundreds of programming forums out there that would love to discuss such things. Stack overflow is a Q&A site - subjective questions don't have an "A".

  • Is that true of the entire Stack Exchange? The forum that I posted the question on originally was Programmers. – LandonSchropp Oct 10 '11 at 6:39
  • @helixed You could try asking in one of the site's chat rooms. Subjective questions and discussion should be allowed there. – Pubby Oct 10 '11 at 6:44
  • @helixed Yes, it's true for the entire Stack Exchange. Programmers != Subjective Questions nor does any other SE site. – BinaryMisfit Oct 10 '11 at 7:46
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    StackOverflow & friends aren't the only programming sites out there, but most certainly those with the biggest collective intelligence. – borisdiakur Jul 17 '12 at 8:04

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