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Give each site a parallel site for polling, recommendations and subjective-ish stuff

Stuff like polls, recommendations based on subjective constraints, puzzles, webcomics etc. do not belong on the serious main SE sites, where professionals should be considered at work and having just ...
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5answers
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Can we ask subjective questions - and if so where? [duplicate]

This question came out of a discussion in reply to a subjective question I put on superuser. Some people said I should not ask a subjective question there. But I've seen subjective questions do quite ...
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34answers
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Can we prevent some of the low-quality questions from entering our system?

Stack Overflow has been wildly successful. And maybe in some ways too successful. I am concerned that Stack Overflow is being inundated by a stream of low-quality questions from users who are ...
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11answers
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Does SO need social networking features to improve the experience for expert users?

No, not like this: Hear me out! As Stack Overflow grows, it becomes increasingly ridden with extremely newbie and mediocre questions. It's just natural. The team are fighting hard to keep the crap ...
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14answers
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Adding discipline to programmers.stackexchange.com [closed]

Largely through inaction on our part, http://programmers.stackexchange.com has become a bit of a ... strange and undisciplined place. We aim to fix this! Our goal is to remove the bottom 15-20% of ...
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3answers
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Why was the Programmers site on Stack Exchange created?

Why was Stack Overflow forked into https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/ ? I don't understand this. I think it is stupid ;-)
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6answers
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Why the bias against subjective questions? [duplicate]

It seems more and more lately that people on this site dislike subjective questions, as opposed to ones about narrow, technical topics. I don't understand this. I see two reasons as to why subjective ...
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5answers
550 views

It is too easy to close inconvenient questions

I tried to get a rather interesting question answered yesterday, https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8439030/what-is-the-value-proposition-of-commercial-databases-like-microsoft-sql-server Sadly, the ...
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3answers
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Why are people so concerned with the letter rather than the intended meaning or spirit of a question?

Quite often there are debates about definitions or the question being taken literally over the intended question. This completely throws the original question out of track or even extremely ...
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7answers
249 views

Subjective stackoverflow

The concept of stackoverflow is nice. It is great Q&A site on programming where anyone can answer. The main problem I see is that certain questions are looking for subjective answers and are being ...
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2answers
213 views

Add “Questions edited after closing” review task

As implied by user bemace here, what if the new /review included a "Questions edited after closing" list? This would make it much more likely that improved questions would be reopened, making SO a ...
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6answers
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Subjective: FAQ versus close reasons [closed]

If we have one really reliable 'Hatfield versus McCoy' situation on so.com, it's the question of subjective questions. One camp (in which I generally find myself) appeals to the wording of the FAQ: "...
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4answers
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Why are Subjective questions not allowed [or] Should discussion be required before closing a question?

I recently asked a question on SO that was fairly subjective, but very programming related, about the future of Ruby On Rails. It was closed with absolutely no discussion about why it was closed. My ...
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1answer
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Why was this API comparison question closed? [closed]

I have a question ServiceStack vs ASP.Net Web API which was closed. While I understand the reasoning behind the closure (as per FAQ) there have been a lot of comments to reopen the question. It would ...
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2answers
137 views

Can subjective questions work on StackExchange?

I was mulling over asking this question yesterday, because in various discussions around here, people were saying "subjective can't work on StackExchange", "it wasn't designed for that", etc. Whereas, ...

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