There are two questions on whether one should lower his coding practices to meet those of the surrounding team:
The accepted answer to the first, as it stands now, is "yes, you should prefer communication within the team", and the answer to the second is "no, you should try to educate them". (For the record: those are not my questions nor my answers, I do not ask here over a feeling of rejection or anything; I want clarification on the site's policy and purpose in this respect).
I was told in a comment to this other question that
SE is built around identifying a "single" answer, and isn't structured to handle multiple equally good examples.
Searching around in this Meta site, I found that the "official guideline on duplicates" states:
What we want is on the order of 4 or 5 similar-but-not-quite-the-same duplicates to cover all possible search terms and common permutations of the question. It is also OK for these duplicates to have their own answers so people who find them don’t have to click yet again to get to a good answer.
But in this case, the answers to those duplicate questions are different. Doesn't this imply that there are no objective answers "that are supportable by objective statements, and aren't purely a matter of taste", and therefore are questions that are opinion-based? Or do you think it just shows that the answer's authors have not researched enough, and therefore the community votes do not reflect an objective winner?