Recently we had a question that was closed, and two reasons for closing it were cited. One of the reasons was that it was a "list question" and therefore not a real question or not constructive.
I'm still on the fence about whether it should be closed or not. (As of this time it's been reopened with a vote to close).
- On the one hand, I can see why list questions can be problematic. Especially if the list can be huge, or not definitive.
- On the other hand, if we use the concept of legal precedence, list questions have been allowed to stand throughout this site's history.
- This bothers me because if we are closing some questions because they are list questions, but leaving others to stand, we're not being consistent.
What surprised me is that we don't have a definitive Meta post or FAQ statement that handled this type of question. Having one would have avoided some debate in comments and in chat.
So, for future reference, I'm posting the question here: What is our policy for handling list questions?