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The Six Subjective Question Guidelines — Enforcement Notice

Just a quick note here on meta to let everyone know we will be enforcing these six subjective question guidelines. Great subjective questions... inspire answers that explain “why” and “how”. tend to ...
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Where can I have subjective discussions about programming?

I entered Programmers Stack Exchange and unfortunately, it wasn't what I was looking for. As the name suggested, I expected you would be able to talk about programming, but the rules are much stricter ...
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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 ...
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Should we have a “not subjective enough” close reason? [closed]

To delininate what makes this site different from stackoverflow.com: All questions here should be inherently subjective and unanswerable, and all the answers to said questions should be 100% based ...
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Putting contentious questions on probation

Say I've asked a question that may be rather controversial. Oh, wait, I have. It was closed, and for good reason: it's probably not the best fit for Stack Exchange, no matter how interesting the ...
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Why high number of closed questions? Extremely annoying.

What's the point of a subjective site when "too localized" questions or unpopular questions are asked. You would expect to see LESS closed questions here than elsewhere. Becoming very annoying and ...
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Where is a good place outside of the stackexchange network to ask a subjective question but still get the quality and maturity of the SE community?

I had a subjective question that I was pretty sure would get closed, and it did. Before I wrote this question I debated with myself for quite a while before asking it for a few reasons. I highly ...
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Should open-ended/poll questions be allowed just because they say to “explain your answers”?

tl;dr version: A lot of questions which would normally be closed as "Not Constructive" or NARQ have recently been getting a free pass because they say things at the end such as "please explain your ...
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Is my question that bad, or am I totally out of it?

This question was closed for not meeting the criteria for a good subjective question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/15856/when-do-you-get-your-best-ideas-closed The ...
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Where do I ask a subjective question?

I actually have a question that is burning inside me but it can probably be considered open-ended and opinion based. I have seen other questions closed for being "discussion questions," or "subjective"...
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Fierce and irrational subjective questions hunting? [duplicate]

Before starting, take into account that my English is going to be awful XD. I think you are appliying a very restrictive policy when considering if a question is too subjective or not. You must also ...
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Good subjective question on hold

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/209867/do-programmers-need-quiet-do-they-get-it-re-subjective-stack-is-better-than In response to my question being placed on hold I would like ...
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Should the “Six Subjective Question Guidelines” be revised?

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 ...
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Can I ask a Subject Question about Stackoverflow?

I know subjective questions are unacceptable on stackoverflow.com, but what if the question is directly about stackoverflow, for example: Have you noticed more [insert lanuage of you choice] ...
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Do we need a definition and policy on what would be considered “overly broad” questions?

It seems to me there is a difference of opinion about how to handle questions that would be considered overly broad, and that is leading to inconsistent handling of questions. For your consideration,...
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Subjective question guidelines' interpretation.

Hi. I thought I definitely agreed with the Subjective Questions Guidelines, and it made sense to me to close those which did not reach a score of at least 4/6. It seems, though, that my ...
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How can I reword this question to better fit programmers.se?

I have asked this question because I wanted to know how and why F. Brooks connected this quotation, from a restaurant: Good cooking takes time. If you are made to wait, it is to serve you better,...