We all know about the "Six Subjective Question Guidelines" which we were ENFORCED to follow while asking questions in Programmers.SE. For convenience I am quoting them here-
1. Inspire answers that explain “why” and “how”. 2. Tend to have long, not short, answers. 3. Have a constructive, fair, and impartial tone. 4. Invite sharing experiences over opinions. 5. Insist that opinion be backed up with facts and references. 6. Are more than just mindless social fun.
And many questions are being closed now because of not following the guideline. I just seen one(and already voted for reopen). But I feel, it was helpful.
Please have a look at the most voted questions of this site. I don't feel all of them meet all of these criteria mentioned in the guideline. But I think these are the questions which represents the 'type of questions' should be asked in Programmers.SE.
I feel only two things (other than being
subjective) should be considered for deciding whether the question is a good one or not-
- Is it helpful?
- Is it fun (harmless definitely)?
Also consider the description of Programmers.SE in area51-
Beta Q&A site for expert programmers interested in discussions that are only indirectly related to programming.
And again there can be a guideline for asking good subjective questions. But then, people will NOT be enforced to follow it. That means, no questions will be closed because of not following the guideline.
So, what do you think?