I posted a question about the best way to use fictional characters to generate power. I was looking forward to all the comic book wonks battling over the best scenario. But it was put on hold. Is this really an opinion-based answer issue?

  • You have enough rep to post in chat, why not take the discussion there? – Jason Baker Jul 29 '15 at 21:07
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    @JasonBaker Because Meta is a perfectly cromulent place to get feedback on posts. – user1027 Jul 30 '15 at 1:52
  • @Keen Agreed, but not what I meant. I maybe should have said "why not pose your question there?" – Jason Baker Jul 30 '15 at 1:53

The problem with this one is that there's no "right" answer. Superman can lift a near-infinite amount, the human Torch can generate a near-infinite amount of heat, etc etc.

Your meta question hits the nail on the head perfectly;

I was looking forward to all the comic book wonks battling over the best scenario.

We're not a discussion board, we're a Q&A site.

If I can quote from the FAQ

Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page.


If your motivation for asking the question is “I would like to participate in a discussion about ______”, then you should not be asking here

and from Real Questions Have Answers

Constructive subjective questions .... are more than just mindless social fun.

  • Ok, I understand. Just getting the hang of the site! I still believe that there is a right answer, but I recognize that it is just "mindless social fun". Thank you for the clarification. – Dan Burden Jul 29 '15 at 21:35
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    Social fun is fine, mindless isn't :-) – Valorum Jul 29 '15 at 21:41
  • Any way I can clear the bad karma? It was an honest mistake. – Dan Burden Jul 29 '15 at 22:17
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    @DanBurden - Downvotes on meta don't mean the same thing as they do on the main site. They just mean "I don't agree". They also don't count toward your main rep score. – Valorum Jul 29 '15 at 22:21
  • Good to know! How about the original post? – Dan Burden Jul 29 '15 at 22:22
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    @DanBurden - Ah well, you're stuck with that unless you delete it. – Valorum Jul 29 '15 at 22:24

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