This site is all about getting answers. It's not a discussion forum. There's no chit-chat.
Not all questions work well in our format. Avoid questions that are primarily opinion-based, or that are likely to generate discussion rather than answers.
Don't ask about...
Questions that are primarily opinion-based
Questions with too many possible answers or that would require an extremely long answer
We have plenty of Q&A's here that don't align with that advice. I've written some of those myself. For example, this is pure opinion, and while it may be an interesting question, it really doesn't line with the rules above. The same is true for this: interesting question, something a lot of our cohort may ask, but all opinion. In retrospect, I don't think those belong here, and they ought to be deleted.
Now consider this question from today. Reasonable question, real problem, but opinion-based and not easily amenable to a short answer. Do we want to encourage these kind of questions, or do we want to shut them down?
This question also describes a real problem, but is hard to answer in few words. (I like the answers, but I wouldn't call them brief.)
So here's the question. Are we following our own rules? If not, should we change the rules or change how we moderate our questions and answers (and maybe delete some questions that don't belong here)?