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Simple question, big implications!
These questions have proved fairly popular on this site. However some of them get closed. Is it possible for us to come to agreement at this time as to whether they should be allowed at all?
If the answer is affirmative, then we can follow up with further meta questions attempting to define which kinds of questions should be allowed and if they should be community wiki'd or not.
I urge everyone to read Grace Note's essay "Handling game recommendations - how can we solve these two problems of quality?" on the topic over at gaming.stackexchange.com. I don't think I can come close to doing the topic as much justice as just pointing y'all at that post! The site's are quite similar in the type and style of questions so I believe we can reference that essay directly.
Please vote this question:
- Up - If you feel game recommendations should be allowed here in some way
- Down - If you feel that no game recommendation questions should be allowed. On meta, this will have no effect on anyone's reputation.
Of course, feel free to provide other answers and comments. This is a big topic! If anyone would like to email me directly to provide feedback, use firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ok, this vote is over. Thank you all for participating. We will be allowing recommendation questions. However, the SE team and long time mods from other sites have reminding me that these questions must conform to the guidelines set forth in the Good Subjective/Bad Subjective blog post.
- Great subjective questions inspire answers that explain "why" and "how"
- Great subjective questions tend to have long, not short, answers.
- Great subjective questions have a constructive, fair, and impartial tone.
- great subjective questions invite sharing experiences over opinions
- Great subjective questions insist that opinion be backed up with facts and references
- Great subjective questions are more than just mindless social fun
Please join me in encouraging questions that meet the qualifications for "Good Subjective". You can do any or all of the following (depending on rep) as you feel correct for the particular question.
- Comment on questions that are Bad Subjective encouraging the submitter to improve the question (Please be polite, especially for new users)
- Flag the post for moderator attention
- Vote it down (please remember to revisit occasionally to see if it has been improved)
A question is ultimately judged upon it's answers (see #1, #2, #4 in particular). For me, if the majority of a question's answers are short (1-2 sentences), the question most likely needs to be improved.
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