The community (via meta) seems to have decided that certain subjective, survey-type questions are allowed on the site:
Furthermore, we have several well-formed questions of this type on the site that seemed to have worked well and have prompted interesting answers:
- What cooperative board games are there that I could safely play with my wife?
- Board games for two players
- Games to Introduce “Non-Gamers” to Board Gaming? (Gateway Games)
So this question isn't a rehash of this decision, but I am wondering if the Stack Exchange concepts of an accepted answer and bounties make sense for surveys.
For example, a bounty has been placed on Recommended Axis & Allies alternative rules / variations?. But a question like this functions on Stack Exchange by putting each major idea in its own answer and letting people vote for the ideas they like the best (i.e. the votes serve as the community's recommendations). In this context, the concept of a single best answer doesn't make sense--and by extention offering an bounty to encourage the OP to accept an answer doesn't make sense to me.
Do people agree, and if so is there anything that should be done to discourage accepting answers and offering bounties on survey questions?