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Are questions opinion-based when asking about the behaviour of people in the aggregate?

A question is opinion-based when, in a nutshell, the answer is "whatever you want the plot to do". For example, a question where the answer is dependent on the story character's motivations ...
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Magic is primarily opinion-based by definition, so what does a POB VTC mean?

Considering the closure of Is magical rapid premature aging painful? And relating to this meta question and this meta question. Magic is Primarily Opinion-Based (POB) by definition. Without some ...
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Aren't all questions and answers about alien culture opinion based? Or magic, for that matter? [duplicate]

I respect the rules of the board. My first question was about how telepathic aliens could effectively communicate ideas with non-telepathic humans. Answers of course are going to be creative and ...
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If a question can be answered objectively, but has multiple equally valid solutions, is it primarily opinion based? [duplicate]

A question may ask for a way of achieving or explaining something (e.g. A particular set of conditions on a planet, a physical structure, a course of action). Solutions to the question are based on ...
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Transform open ended science based questions to more acceptable format [duplicate]

I would like to explore methods to achieve psionic like effects using known, science based, phenomenon. For instance: Instead of an empathy psionic based power what about people that are highly ...
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Are ideas about proposed world social structures inherently “primarily opinion-based”?

I read, and liked the question about Courier Ethics. I liked it enough to actually try and answer it. Later I returned to the question as a result of a comment on my answer. It took a minute before I ...
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How do we reconcile “rate my plausibility” questions with “primarily opinion-based” questions?

I feel like a very high percentage of the questions asked here concern plausibility, which is something that's hard to avoid where any kind of fiction is concerned. Some questions purport to be ...
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Putting opinion based questions on hold, too fast

Let us compare 2 questions How long would it take to transform a human into a space-ship and back? Building capabilities of a realistic nanobot swarm Are people too fast in putting on hold things they ...
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Does the low tolerance for opinion-based questions make the tag reality-check unnecessary?

It seems that no matter what you're asking about, if we can't have an opinion based answer, then it must be based around some sort of reality check. Does the low tolerance for opinion-based questions ...
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Hot or Not - the Opinion based question, the sandbox game

The game is simple You post an answer with a question and description why it is not an opinion based question - and you get comments why it is an opinion based question. You post an answer with a ...
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Why was my question closed as primarily opinion-based?

I asked this question: If a new nation on an artificial island was founded, what kinds of names might it be given? It has been closed as primarily opinion-based. I don't understand why it was closed. ...
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Why is this question opinion based?

(First time here, I hope I'm doing it right ;) ) It's about the original Beauty question. Why is it tagged as opinion based? There are several definitions of beauty, e.g. at Merriam Webster, that ...
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Understanding our double standard regarding some opinion based questions

For the past couple of days this question has been receiving rather a lot of attention. Even though quite a few commentators seem to agree that it is primarily opinion based it has only received 3 ...
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Are we closing too many questions?

I saw this question posted today: What is the tidal locking limit for this star? [on hold] It looked like a reasonable World Builder type question, but it was closed using the "Off Topic" flag. By ...