We have had a few questions recently that have been somewhat broad, essentially asking for a list. Two in particular:
What early home computers have more than one CPU, where both could be used by the programmer? and
What early computers had excellent BASIC (or other language) at bootup?
have between them racked up over 12,000 views so far and have brought many new users to the site.
However, they have also gathered close votes for being too broad.
Up to now, I have deliberately abstained from voting to close as I believe it is for the community, not a moderator, to decide whether we want such questions.
List questions do not make a good fit with the StackExchange model of question and specific answer. Indeed they are explicitly off-topic at some sites, although other sites permit them.
We are a young site and have let the small number of list questions ride so far. They have brought new members to the site and helped it keep growing. We need to consider whether we continue to accept them or become more rigorous at closing as too broad.
Other site's meta discussions include:
Are list questions off topic?
There are others if you wish to look for them.
I seek the views of the community on where we should draw the line on such questions. Please give your views.