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I understand and agree that opinion based questions are a bad thing on Stack Overflow, but shouldn't we have a place to ask this kind of question? There are so many times where I look at different frameworks and have to make decisions that will affect the next 3 years of my life without actually having all the pros and cons of both sides.

So my question is: Is there a place to ask these questions?

And if the answer is no, could that be a new Stack Exchange sub-website?

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    NO ​​​​​​ – Doorknob Oct 17 '13 at 12:15
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    slant.co – Bart Oct 17 '13 at 12:16
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    Why no? If you really dislike that kind of questions, you should agree with me so you can ignore that sub-website... – Pluc Oct 17 '13 at 12:19
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    Stack's mission seems to be repo of knowledge, not opinions. There hardly is a need for a repo of opinions, as opinions change. But on chat it might be a bit more OK. – Mołot Oct 17 '13 at 12:19
  • @Pluc if you really want to suggest such a site, it should to go Area51 (area51.stackexchange.com). But I fear that's a pretty fundamental no go. – Bart Oct 17 '13 at 12:20
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    See this excellent answer on what happened when a similar proposal to allow subjective questions was put into place on what became programmers; basically it nearly died under the weight of low quality questions before the rules were tightened up – Richard Tingle Oct 17 '13 at 12:22
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Nope. There is no site in Stack Exchange network where you can ask opinion based questions. And I disagree with your feature request for creating a site for opinion based questions because the goal of Q&A site is to ask questions to get answers not opinions.

Also, our goal is to have Q&A which helps other future users too not only OP.

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    There is undoubtedly a need for opinion questions to be answered. SE is the de facto site for tech questions now - it should have such an opinion based section - and it should be clearly marked. There is an obvious, clear need for this. – niico Feb 4 '17 at 12:22
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    The use case of having opinion-based tag could be trying to figure out the best practice of using a particular programming tool. Or "which of these similar tools should I use and why" types of questions. This way we will unify the way we work, not diverge it. – Eduard Apr 14 '18 at 15:44
  • "Also, our goal is to have Q&A which helps other future users too not only OP." Are you implying that other users would never have the same opinion-based questions? There are hundreds of opinion-based questions on this site with tons of views and tons of upvotes. – NetherGranite Nov 23 '18 at 7:01

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