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Why are so many questions unnecessarily answered with lists? And how to prevent it?

I noticed that this site is a bit fanatical about big lists. Not that this is a problem per se, but I don't understand why basically every sort of question is considered answerable with an ...
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Are we now allowing list questions that are long or that change over time?

I've noticed a few list questions recently. I think it was started last year by the super popular: Which 2015 technologies were correctly predicted by Back to the Future II? More recently I've seen: ...
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Is Asking For Work on a Very Niche (Not Easily Researched) Specific Topic Not Allowed?

Recently I asked a question regarding books about life on neutron stars -- "Other Books About Life on Neutron Stars Besides Forward's Dragon Egg Series and Baxter's Flux?" and saw it quickly downvoted....
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Would be asking for a list of plot holes of some work (with strong restrictions) be acceptable?

I am having a question roughly along the lines of the following in mind: What are the inevitable plot holes in Frank Herbert’s Dune writings? I read the first Dune novels in pretty quick succession ...
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Why are list questions allowed if they're not asking for lists of works?

Why is it that only lists of works are off-topic? See for example this question, which has answers that are just as useless as those to a question asking for lists of works. Surely all questions ...
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Are questions that ask whether or not there exists a list a list question in and on themselves?

I'm referring to https://scifi.stackexchange.com/q/40610/2565 It asks: Has anyone compiled a list of all of these predictions-come-true? Now, does this fall under our no-lists rule?
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How can this question be improved?

This question was closed, for being a list question. Then it was edited, and reopened. At this point, one answer takes a somewhat more generalized approach to answering it, while 3 answers are 'me ...
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We need to take a look at list questions

The F.A.Q. doesn't actually forbid list questions, instead forbidding a specific subset of those questions. However, the fact remains that we are NOT a reference site. This format (Q & A) is never ...