I want to discuss this. I definitely do. I do realize that this question is about area51, but I beg you to talk about it here, having a wider audience. Since, I believe, this is a very complex issue, which, at then end of all, is influencing on quality of whole Stackexchange ecosystem.
Let's starts from some assumptions. What for example questions do exist in proposals? Well, example questions are samples of data that gives you an idea of what this proposed stack will be exactly about. OK, let's go further.
Think about what exactly makes question interesting. Well, question itself can be a very interesting, but confess: Had you ever read a question and find it quite regular and then, only after reading some unexpectedly amazing answers, only after that you've up-voted the question itself?
This happens to me not that rare. I believe that I am not unique here in any context. The thing is that example questions from area51 are no exception for me. Sometimes comment provided has been really exciting, interesting, curious, etc. They've literally shed more light on how this very stack can be useful than questions without answers.
But for some reasons, which has been stated but still sound very strange to me, all comments with answers are deleted.
So, I want to ask the community: Am I the only one who thinks this is wrong?
UPD: I've decided to add a couple of examples to make it clearer what is it I'm talking about:
- an example of proposal with lot of questions with comments which are de-facto answers - http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/36296/geoscience?phase=definition&tab=votes#tab-top
- an example of proposal with high ratio of deleted comments - http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/34139/polish-language-usage