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This question: The right mix of emotions for a civilization that is not concerned about reproducing but spreading itself throughout the universe? has been put on hold as too broad. Key quote from the comments:

The problem is, there is no real way for us to know how such a transcendent species would feel, us being mired in this flesh with its biological urges. Therefore, any number of answers could be correct. Since SE is a Q & A site, and this question doesn't have a 'correct' answer, it is too broad for this site. I'd suggest that you make a proposal about these transcendentally-emotive beings and then ask people to explain why it does work

I'm afraid that even if OP were to follow the fixit advice (and many props to @kingledion for including some!) the question would be immediately closed as opinion-based.

So ... is there any way to get this question whipped into shape, or are our "sublimed" friends just SOL on SE?

Let me rephrase this...

I'm asking whether any question touching on this subject would be similarly considered opinion-based. Say OP took kingledion's advice and said, "Transcendent beings have these emotions, amirite?"... VTCers could reasonably make the exact same argument for closing, that any answer would be opinion-based. I'm not liking this, but I'm feeling a sense of grinding inevitability about it...

Update: We're going to try it. Similar question in (I hope) a slant which will not be closed. Will these transcendent beings be friendly, chatty social magpies? . We'll see.

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Kingledion got it right.

Unfortunately, unless the main question is changed, answers would be equally right. That doesn't make this too broad, but opinion-based.

If the main question (What would be the perfect mix of emotions ...) changed, then we can consider to reopen that question.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm not (yet, gimme a bit) asking to reopen the question. I'm asking whether any question touching on this subject would be similarly considered opinion-based. Say OP took kingledion's advice and said, "Transcendent beings have these emotions, amirite?"... VTCers could reasonably make the exact same argument for closing, that any answer would be opinion-based. I'm not liking this, but I'm feeling a sense of grinding inevitability about it... $\endgroup$ – akaioi Nov 18 '17 at 7:15
  • $\begingroup$ @akaioi the question on your body does not imply that, only the title. I suggest you change that. $\endgroup$ – Vylix Nov 18 '17 at 7:16
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    $\begingroup$ @akaioi any question touching this issue does not necessarily too opinion-based. It must be dealt case-by-case. It all depends on the main question and how it is presented. A well presented question might be allowed to tread the fine line between on and off topic, or too broad, or opinion-based. $\endgroup$ – Vylix Nov 18 '17 at 7:19
  • $\begingroup$ Vylix let's see. Look at this meta question's update, I've posted a similar question which I hope will pass muster. Call it a thought experiment. $\endgroup$ – akaioi Nov 18 '17 at 7:47

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