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meta.stackoverflow accept discussion questions?

I recently posed a question and used the "discussion" tag:

Should you be notified if something you vote on is edited?

I started thinking about what criteria I should use for accepting the "correct" answer and concluded that it's a subjective question without any truly "correct" answer.

The question I asked involves evaluating a number of things. Some examples:
Amount of work involved to implement it technically.
Additional server load caused by its implementation.
Would it create noise (annoying/distracting information flow)?
Would it increase the accuracy and usefulness of the information contained on the sites?

Different people will weight those factors differently and come to different conclusions for different reasons.

It's a discussion where people's answers are their opinion.

If a question is assigned the "discussion" tag, is it by definition a question without a correct answer?

Should it even be possible to mark an answer as "correct" in a question that is tagged with "discussion"?

Here is the tag definition for the "accepted-answer" tag:

The accepted answer is the answer the question owner thought best met their needs. Accepting is encouraged but never required. This tag is for discussing issues related to accepted answers, not indicating that the tagged question has an accepted answer.

If you ask a subjective question, how are your needs best met?
By the answer most in line with your opinion?
By an answer that causes you to reevaluate your opinion?
By the answer that is the most opposed to your opinion?

  • @random I was editing when the question was originally closed, didn't mean to reopen it. – codewaggle Jun 13 '12 at 22:20
  • @animuson I was editing when the question was originally closed, didn't mean to reopen it. – codewaggle Jun 13 '12 at 22:21
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    Editing it out doesn't reopen the question. People just get confused when the box is missing and they see it's closed as a duplicate. – animuson Jun 13 '12 at 22:22
  • @animuson thanks after I finished my edit, there was no box with the link to the duplicate, so I added a comment asking for the link, then the box with the link appeared after your edit. It was a bit confusing. – codewaggle Jun 13 '12 at 22:28

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