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Proposal: Web Designing

Ok, this proposal is pretty interesting. But, I want to know, are we doing this as a case where opinion based questions are allowed?

Like there is Software Recommendations. Is it the same way?

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    In my opinion questions like "Does this button look better pink or purle?" should not be allowed. – easwee Jul 12 '14 at 19:06
  • ^^ I agree. Questions related to something like the above would be better placed on one of the design sites. But web design would be more open to best practice questions than SO would – Zach Saucier Jul 12 '14 at 19:08
  • @ZachSaucier like codereview.stackexchange.com, questions with such content would fit in a "Website review SE" if such SE even makes sense. – easwee Jul 12 '14 at 19:10
  • @ZachSaucier how much exactly do you mean by "more open"? As in, upto what limit? And is there any limit? – user3459110 Jul 13 '14 at 10:56
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    IMO, web design would accept general best practice questions happily. However, I believe opinion questions would only be acceptable if they can help others in addition to the OP. Thus, a question like the one easwee mentioned would be closed because the way its phrased doesn't really help anyone – Zach Saucier Jul 13 '14 at 14:21
  • @ZachSaucier Fair enough :) Shouldn't that be an answer? – user3459110 Jul 13 '14 at 15:55
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IMO, web design would accept general best practice questions happily. They are fairly broad and can be applied to many situations. They can involve opinions, but those opinions should be based on facts/experience to support them.

However, I believe opinion questions would only be acceptable if they can help others in addition to the OP.

Thus, a question like the one easwee mentioned in the comments would be closed because the way its phrased doesn't really help anyone besides the OP. This would like be a "too specific" close reason or something similar

  • Great answer, you can always apply (some) opinions as long as you show research and use-cases to back it up! – Mooz Sep 12 '14 at 1:10

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