I have seen a number of users get away with opinion based questions on SO. These questions end up closed or put on hold, but they still garner dozens of great, informative answers. I have tried a few time to ask opinion based questions, because I want to draw from the collective experience of the Stack. Sure enough though, these questions get shot down almost immediately. "This is really subjective..." or "Try to make this a yes or no question" is worse then no comment at all. Recently I posted a question on SO. Yes, it was subjective, but I wanted the audience of SO. The audience said it was too subjective, and it should be asked on Programers. The only problem there is, that the people of Programers also said it was too subjective. So, when I do want to gather thoughts from a wealth of experienced programers, with an audience as big as SO, outside of the StackExchange of course, where should I go?
Go to http://slant.co. They are specifically set up to handle subjective questions.
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