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How do I know if something is opinion based?

Most of my questions about good practice I want to ask are like this: Is it good practice to do [thing]? Sometimes there's a non-opinion based answer like "You should always do that" or "You ...
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Off-Topic : Are questions addressed to convince people off-topic? [duplicate]

I was reading questions and answers here and there, and I came across with this comment Thank you for that, however I don't need to be sold on separating product from technical version. My issue ...
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Is this question opinion based?

Is this comment acceptable under your C coding standards? As my comment states I am not asking if they think it acceptable, but, rather if their organization permits it. Which, while arguably ...
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How should I phrase this / where can I ask this?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/332180/linux-vs-code-vs-windows-visual-studio-tradeoffs I'm guessing Quora? If my questions aren't welcome here I'm more than happy to move ...
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This question isn't remotely subjective

Why was the caret used for XOR instead of exponentiation? Seriously though, this question asks for a specific reasoning - it doesn't encourage (nor would I accept) subjectivity or conjecture. It has ...
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My question is [on-hold] because its primarily opinion-based. How could it be reworded to fit in this site?

I'm mainly an Stack Overflow user. I'm used to moderate there voting and flagging and I believe that I know their rules quite well. However, I'm new here and I'm still getting used. One thing that I'...
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Questions being closed as opinion-based *without* an explanatory comment

I recently saw my question get closed under the mantra of "Primarily opinion-based". I agree that opinion-based questions should be closed, but couldn't see what about my question fell under that ...
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Why does Meta have a close reason 'primarily opinion based'?

I was very surprised to see that Meta questions can be closed as 'primarily opinion based'. IMHO, that doesn't make much sense :-) Can the close reasons on Meta be different from the ones on ...
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How to ask a design/architecture question that isn't opinion based?

I frequently come to programmers to ask a question about design. My current one is asking whether it's better to include an API in a .NET MVC project or whether it should be an external project. ...
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If a duplicate question has a different accepted answer, does this imply the question is too opinion based?

There are two questions on whether one should lower his coding practices to meet those of the surrounding team: Simplicity-efficiency tradeoff If my team has low skill, should I lower the skill of my ...
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The real borderline for “Opinion based” in Software Engineering

In Software Engineering.SE (formerly known as "Programmers.SE") most of the questions are correctly related to design, patterns, metodologies and architectures. Now, my question is: when does a ...