I'm thinking primarily about this question: it was originally closed because it asked for a list and SE sites do not handle list questions well, but there was a suggestion that perhaps the question was specific enough to remain open.
The practice of allowing or closing list questions has come up before. There does not yet seem to be a consensus on meta (or at least not many people have voted yet); however, there are a number of broader questions of this type that are currently open.
Are these questions on topic for this site, or are they not the sort of questions we want here? If they do not fit the site well, are there ways in which they could be modified to fit the site better?
I think it will work best if we discuss these questions in the context of the main B&CG site. It may be true that other SE sites allow or close similar questions, but ideally we would come to a conclusion that could be added to the FAQ if necessary. Adding "as allowed on SO" or "will be closed like on Gaming" does not help as much as saying "allowed because they address an actual problem the OP is facing" or "closed because every answer is equally valid."