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Should questions about problems that someone other than the OP faces be allowed?

Should we understand this to mean that people are only allowed to ask about questions that they personally face? No, I wouldn't frame it that way. Are these questions intrinsically hypothetical (and ...
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Discussion questions

Are you with me? No. Stack Exchange is not a forum. This is a Q&A site built around the concept of asking and answering questions and judging both. A discussion cannot be judged and is simply not ...
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How much leeway is there for opinion based questions when the questions is likely to come up repeatedly?

Sometimes the answer makes the question. I don't like the seemingly dogmatic approach I see sometimes taken by the community (sorry, no example) on the subject. I often come across reasonably well-...
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What are "opinion-based" questions?

Shog's answer raises some good points, but it misses the mark in some fundamental ways. We've had, and closed, many "agony aunt" questions. This is not one of them. Especially with the community ...
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What is opinion based?

Answering the general question about "primarily opinion-based", and not addressing the specific examples: To me, if a question reasonably invites supported answers (based on studies, trend analysis, ...
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Can we re-review this question?

Meta is the right place to ask about specific questions, closures, reopenings, etc. I read the current version of your question and it looks fine to me. As you note, it's similar to many other "how ...
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What is opinion based?

According to https://workplace.stackexchange.com/help/closed-questions: "primarily opinion-based - discussions focused on diverse opinions are great, but they just don't fit our format well. Many ...
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Why is this question opinion-based?

So how can this be opinion-based? Why is it bad? I don't think it is "bad". I think no post can ever be "bad" (the poster may have bad intentions though, as in the case of SPAM), so I wouldn't take ...
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What are "opinion-based" questions?

You're not the only one who struggled to see "how the lion's share of questions here could not be primarily opinion-based." I, along with many others here and elsewhere on Stack Exchange, ...
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Can we re-review this question?

Speaking as an outsider but one who has friends who have crossed the gender divide both ways, I'm not sure there is a general answer other than trying to understand the probable reactions of ...
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This question is objectively opinion based but isn't being flagged due to it's easy to answer nature

over the last couple of days that I've been giving this exchange a go and seeing if I enjoy answering questions here It sounds like you're new around here, so welcome!. The Workplace is a little ...
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Why is this question opinion-based?

The basic issue with the original question is that too much depends on your financial situation. If you start collecting salary without being on a project, the clock starts running. Once you reach ...
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Opinion based question

It is answerable in the general case where a strategy is given rather than specific examples of topics. The advice given in the highest upvoted, accepted answer doesn't try to tell the OP what to say,...
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What are "opinion-based" questions?

I wasn't going to go out on a limb, but since the statement was made referring... a school of thought that says the solution to this is to just clamp down harder on new users ...I would like to ...
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