I'm a frequent user of Math SE, and I think the SE community has people who have similar interests as me (in math) and are overall very insightful: so naturally, when I have "softer" questions about math (perhaps bordering on opinion-based), I wonder what people on the SE community have to say about it; yet, a lot of times these get put on hold because of being opinion based. While I understand that Stack Exchange is meant for productive and to-the-point questions on things relevant to an area, is there no scope for talking about questions requiring insight as opposed to a strict answer to a problem?
Examples include: asking Math SE for views on how the ideal math class should be structured, asking History SE about the "good things" done by people regarded as evil rulers, etc. These are all productive and constructive things to discuss among people interested in math or history, but are usually struck down. Is there any way to frame these questions to fit SE guidelines, or is there no place for such questions on SE?