So I just asked a question on SO (its subject isn't really relevant so I won't link it) where I ask if a different approach to my problem would be more efficient with large amounts of data. However, there are probably other ways of tackling this problem so I was going to add to the end
If I'm totally off base here and there's a better way of doing this, please let me know
when I realized that's just asking for subjective answers. However, I don't want to end up asking an XY problem and don't want to avoid a great solution that's totally different. Are there any cases where it would be appropriate to ask for a different (and possibly subjective) solution or ways to protect against an accidental XY question?
My initial guess is that if the attempt is that terrible, the OP will be told so and if not and viable answers are given, its probably unnecessary but maybe others who are more active/have been here longer will know some edge cases