Is this a good place to ask questions about the hidden features of programming languages and tools?
Our example: hidden features
If people on StackOverflow will ban hidden features from their allowed questions, we will accept them! Until then, I think that SO is the right place.
The biggest problem with "Hidden Features" questions on SO is that they tend to devolve into "favorite feature" discussions. Since examples of those questions already exist and are doing well here, there's no real reason to bother disguising them...
Hidden features questions generally provide one type of answer: a description of a quirky feature. This alone does not provide enough to satisfy the guidelines for subjective questions:
They don't belong here. Programmers.SE is no longer the dumping ground for every off-topic question on Stack Overflow merely because those questions are tangentially related to programming.
There's always going to be a grey area between SO and SE and I don't see that as a problem, as we are a different audience from SO.
Like it or not, whether or not something is subjective, is itself subjective. And unfortunately, the six subjective guidelines are merely guidelines and are themselves subjective so should not be used as a consensus for the group to make all further decisions.
What is everyone scared of? Let the questions stay for now. Vote a question up if you think it's useful and clear. Vote it down if you think it isn't useful. If these types of questions continually get voted down, then the community has decided that they are no good and then we'll start closing them. If they get voted up then the community likes them and they stay. Isn't that the whole point of having a voting system in the first place?
Any update on this? (I'm not putting this as a comment as that simply will not bump this)
I think they are perfectly fine over there and don't fit this site well. My definition of this site is about the idea's of programming and other programming related stuff, but not actual code.
And besides, do we really want to move them all over here?