This meta question was closed as opinion based: Who do you like most on SFF.SE?

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The many avatars of SFF.SE

The many usernames of SFF:SE


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    Because those are asking for personal explanations (if fluff), and yours is asking for personal opinions?
    – Radhil
    Apr 3, 2017 at 1:21
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    "why did you pick your avatar/username?" is not an opinion, it's a personal anecdote. There'a a huge difference. Plus, your question is pretty clearly an attempt to place certain users "above" other users. That's not nice.
    – KutuluMike
    Apr 3, 2017 at 1:28

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Because you were asking for opinions; you were asking the users for their opinions of other users.

The questions you compare yours two are not asking for opinions, but for explanations: were does a username or an avatar come from. While they are list questions, they're not opinion based.

Also, asking users to rate each other is not constructive.

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    You might also want to mention the potential for hurt feelings (downvoting answers, for example) as well as the slightly odd wording "If you like me, I'll appreciate it, but I won't marry you." that could some across as slightly inappropriate.
    – Valorum
    Apr 3, 2017 at 13:55
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  • @Randal'Thor, yeah well, I don't know what ID 10-T asked that, but the answer is obviously "yes". :)
    – SQB
    Apr 3, 2017 at 18:19

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