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I think we should take a stricter approach. The approach should be based around the following guidance from the What types of questions should I avoid asking? in the help center: To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where … every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ______?” Of ...


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One measure of the problem(s) of list questions in general is if the lists have a (single) natural and objective ordering, or if the ordering is subjective and/or dynamic. A question could also specify the desired ordering, and boundaries limiting the number of relevant list items are helpful too under the current SE software. For example "Which US ...


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Note this is a side proposal to Joe W’s answer, if that doesn’t get implemented than this proposal is moot. I propose that we make the questions community wiki, in addition to the answer. I propose we do this because it is the same policy that Math stack exchange has. Also, I propose we add some kind of note to the Question asking people to add their ...


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That one could be turned into a community wiki, but I agree that the Q should limit by some criterion what should be added in answers. I thought it would not be too controversial to answer with people in the top 5 richest, even if the Q as posed didn't have a limiting criterion. I'll note that sometimes even for "single item" question it's ...


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Part of the problem with list questions is in how they are answered with multiple answers that contain partial information and not a single answer. In the case of the question you linked that is apparent. The first and accepted answer lists two people and gives supporting evidence around that. The second answer on the question includes the same people in the ...


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I disagree with Philipp on this one, and I think this would be off topic because Questions asking for the internal motivations of people, how specific individuals would behave in hypothetical situations or predictions for future events are off-topic, because answers would be based on speculation and their correctness could not be verified with sources ...


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Yes, I think this is a perfectly valid question for Politics Stack Exchange.


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