Based on this question.
I don't really like "Idea Generation" as a reason to close. It seems like too much of a subtle reason to me, since really this entire site is about ideas.
Even the accepted answer about "What is Idea Generation" seems to indicate this:
We have an "Idea Generation" close reason, but it's important to apply it reasonably. In particular virtually every question on this site is asking for ideas to be generated in some way or another. The key thing that would cause a question to be closed with this reason is that the question is too open ended. In particular the main reason to close as "Idea Generation" is:
- There are too many possible answers to the question (Idea Generation is a subset of Too Broad)
- There is no objective way to evaluate one idea as better than others
The too many possible answers is already covered by Too Broad. So really the only reason to close as Idea Generation is because a question doesn't have an objective measuring stick.
If that's the case, shouldn't we rename it something like "Too Subjective" or "Not Objective" (or something else along those lines)? That would be clearer and is less of a judgement call. It also makes it very clear to the original questioner what changes they would need to make for their question to be re-opened.