It seems here I can only ask others about some facts and not their opinions? It made me a bit confused, they say opinion based questions can't get any answer?!

I am doubtful if really opinion-based questions are in anyway worthy and notable questions?

Does this strategy wants to imply that opinion-based questions are not worthy and informative question at all?

can I conclude that I never should ask such questions in any circumstances?! I mean even in my life outside this site?

Update: if something is a question then I expect it has an answer, a question might be hard to answer or be vague. but I don't get what is an opinion-based question. do you want to say its not a question in fact?

  • Your question also contained at least 6 questions in it. You've narrowed that down to 4 questions, and at least those 4 are similar enough that you have a bit of focus on it. Oct 10 '14 at 15:57

The primary purpose of a stack exchange site for people to get answers to questions, and the primary way that they do that, is they find an existing question through a search engine like Google, and read the answer to that question.

When you're searching for something, and you come to a Q&A site like this, and you read a bunch of incomplete, subjective, or wrong answers, that's normally not very satisfying. If you didn't find the information you're looking for, you would have just wasted your time coming here and reading through the answers.

To accomplish this end, we try to make our answers as complete and correct as possible. When you ask a question where it's unreasonably difficult to write a complete and correct answer, then what tends to come are incomplete, subjective and wrong answers. Subjective questions attract low-quality content.

When I come to a stack exchange post from Google, I expect to come away from that question with a piece of new information that I can rely on and make use of. Opinions simply aren't reliable enough.

  • Objective questions receive facts and information and subjective or opinion based questions receive opinions, those who search for objective questions won't come across to a subjective question. And those search for subjective questions find opinions
    – Ahmad
    Oct 10 '14 at 16:14
  • It seems this site says subjective questions in fact are not questions, as you say they don't receive an informative answers? its my confusion. Why you say its opinion-based you could say its hard to answer.
    – Ahmad
    Oct 10 '14 at 16:17
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    @Ahmad The very definition of "opinion" it "neither unambiguously correct nor unambiguously incorrect" Oct 10 '14 at 16:32
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    Thank you! Actually as my update shows, I didn't get the meaning of opinion-based question. this guide was helpful.
    – Ahmad
    Oct 10 '14 at 16:59

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