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I'm thinking of this question:

https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/83/largest-number-of-components-in-the-box

This question isn't subjective -- some game will have the most components. But on the other hand, it's likely this question will just result in a big list of answers listing games and their component numbers. It inherently can't settle on a "right" answer because somebody else can always show up with a more obscure game with more components.

And voting for answers to this kind of question is meaningless - votes accumulate for the current "winner" in component count, but then a higher count answer is posted and it has to accumulate enough votes to pass that earlier answer.

I just don't think this kind of question makes sense in this forum.

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  • I think that "Subjective" is the answer. There is a question about "What are good cooperative games..." This results in a list of many games from different users. And I would believe this to be 'on topic'. – My Turn Yet Oct 19 '10 at 23:19
  • There is a difference between a recommendations question (which I think we will call on-topic, and is on-topic at Gaming) and this kind of list. Both can or should be community wiki ultimately, I think. – lilserf Oct 20 '10 at 6:44
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Those lists should be Community Wiki, if anything. I don't think we have mods yet so we won't have CW posts.

Use your votes to close for anything you find objectionable. If 4 people agree, it will close.

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Subjective or not, the question you linked simply provides no value. It's straight-up, one-liner trivia.

If you look to the "guidelines" in this blog post, it will help you separate polls asked to solve a problem versus mindless social typing.

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  • I guess my question, then, is how we label a close request on this kind of question? It's not actually subjective, it's just useless. That one was closed too localized but even that doesn't really seem like the right reason. I guess it's really just off-topic? – lilserf Oct 20 '10 at 15:38
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    I would probably close as as [not a real question]. It's a "real question" in the sense that it has a question mark, but it's not real because WHO THE *bleep* CARES. – Robert Cartaino Oct 20 '10 at 17:25

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