I have an idea to a new site. before I jump to suggest it I went over the FAQ.
There is a paragraph there under the title What makes good questions? that says:

Ask questions that can be answered Avoid asking questions that are subjective, argumentative, or require extended discussion. Stack Exchange does not work well with questions like "Which is the best…"

Why are questions like "Which is the best..." does not work well in Stack Exchange? can someone make that clear?
The idea that I had is pretty much of this kind of questions. Is Quora the approperiate alternative for that?

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'Which is the best..' questions require an answer that is an opinion, not necessarily a fact. From a close reason:

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.

or the topic would become too broad:

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.

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    but cant I get some kind of crowd wisdom in this way? Isn't that what Quora is doing?
    – oshai
    Apr 27, 2015 at 21:42
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    We are not Quora, we are Stack Exchange - the model that we use (and very successfully) disallows questions such as you are stating.
    – user132465
    Apr 27, 2015 at 21:54
  • @oshai you can ask those questions, as long as they are nicely formatted you might be able to get away with them, but don't try to make any opinion/junk sites those will get immediately closed.
    – tox123
    Apr 28, 2015 at 12:40

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