Ah, dammit, it feels bad to ask such a "similar" question, but while I got some interesting answers, I feel like we could take this to a higher scale, the example I used was most likely flawed as people found excuses in the OP's behavior to file his question as "not OK". I'm really interested in this issue, and I don't think editing my previous question would cut it, so here we go.
Let's say someone asks a question on The Workplace (nothing too hard to imagine). I'm going to try to give some hypotheses about what kind of question I am talking about :
- The question is perfectly on-topic, is correctly worded and its perimeter is not too broad. To sum it up, the question respects the rules of The Workplace
- The user asking the question behaves correctly and provides the details needed to answer the question.
- The user might have unethical motives that are reflected in the question. Nothing illegal though, since it would go against 1.
You get it, it is only about the questionable ethicality of the question asked. Since the question is not against the rules, does it belong here ? Do you think unsavory/unethical questions can be asked on The Workplace ?
It is important to understand that I am NOT asking if you would answer such a question, or what you (personally) would do when seeing such a question. What I am asking is "Is it OK to ask such a question here ?"