Okay, so our policy is that questions that are opinion based, asking for lists, asking for references, speculative, "what-do-you-think-of-x" etc. are off-topic on history.se.
While I agree and respect the rules, and I try my best to ask questions that fit the rules, sometimes I feel that these restrictions are maybe too strict. I'm not asking to change the rules. But after spending a couple of years on this site, I've come to respect the regular senior members of the site, whose answers continue to enlighten me, and makes me realize I have too much to learn.
And so I was wondering, could we have a platform with the same set of people, but maybe with somewhat relaxed rules? Is chat (or meta...maybe not) that platform? Do we allow "off-topic" discussion on chat?
Or (since I'm not familiar with the assumptions of why we do history) is it considered futile to engage in subjective questions?
Does this even make sense? What do you think?