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Where can I have subjective discussions about programming?

When every answer to a question is potentially equally correct - and there could conceivably be quite a few answers, there's a pretty good chance that you've started a discussion instead of asking a ...
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Should I downvote/close a question which I don't understand while it looks clear?

In the case where you are lacking the knowledge needed to fully understand the subject matter, do nothing. It could be clear, it could not be. There's no need to reduce the reputation of a user or ...
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Should I downvote/close a question which I don't understand while it looks clear?

The question looks right. Still, I have absolutely no idea what the person is talking about. I would say do nothing. If you have no knowledge of the questions subject matter, but it looks clear, ...
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About that "Good Subjective Bad Subjective" blog post and Programmers

Yeah, ok, done. Editorial note (May 26, 2015): It's instructive to look back now on the direction the Programmers community took after the enforcement of these standards began... Today it remains an ...
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Where can I have subjective discussions about programming?

The new product that the creators of Stackoverflow and the StackExchange network is Discourse. This new discourse platform might be useful for such discussions.
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What are the guidelines for "How would you... ?" questions here?

You can ask questions that lend themselves to answers based on subjective experiences: subjectivity does not necessarily mean opinion-based or discussion-based. Most types of questions on Programmers ...
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Does this site support questions asking to evaluate alternative solutions to a problem and if yes, how can I ask them?

With regards to the question How important is it to have a consistent technological stack?, that question can be paraphrased as I currently have a technology stack with technology A for the front-...
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The real borderline for "Opinion based" in Software Engineering

I acknowledge this is an old discussion and things might've changed, but this is a rampant issue especially on SO. Allow them, because they are vital, but I think the borderline is decided by the ...
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