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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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1answer
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A QA for polls and non-specific questions [duplicate]

I suggest an extra qa for polls under the roof of stackexchange. As people are sensitive when it comes to polls here, questions like "Which software programmes can I use for getting started with ...",...
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0answers
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Feature Suggestion: Officially support Poll type questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: We have Community wikis and normal questions; we need Polls (Yes, I'm prepared to be heavily down-voted ... I know that many here don't like poll questions for some reason) I ...
57
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7answers
6k views

Why are “shopping list” questions bad?

My question was closed for being a "shopping list question", even though it was very much related to the topic of the site. Why?
10
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9answers
492 views

Should poll questions be Community Wiki?

Should poll questions be Community Wiki? In other words, should they count for reputation for the question asker?
9
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4answers
579 views

How should one ask polling questions? [closed]

I recently asked a poll question on SO: What do you call the punctuation marks { and }?. The question was created as community wiki, seemed (to me) concise and unlikely to spark controversy, and was ...
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7answers
281 views

Poll suggestion [closed]

How about adding a new way of handling polls besides 'regular' or 'CW'? Please give answers that give ideas on how this could be implemented (actually it's design work, but you know what I mean). ...
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1answer
220 views

What close reason for polling questions?

Most Stack Exchange site get their share of poll and list (shopping or otherwise) questions. (“What are all the fidgets that warble mildly?” “Where can I find tutorials about stambolgification?“ “...
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2answers
117 views

What is wrong with questions about favorite things on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

What is with the ban against Stack Overflow questions concerning preferences? I understand the focus on facts, but information regarding preferences can be very valuable. Some examples: What is your ...
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1answer
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“Recommendation questions” are forbidden. Why? [duplicate]

From what information I've collected, so called "recommendation questions" are forbidden everywhere on StackExchange network. Any explanations why? UPD "I don't like this question, but don't tell you ...