(caveat: Although the trigger here are questions of a single user, this is not about him or the things he want to learn)
Over the last weeks a multitude of questions have been asked pondering around the idea of creating some kind of 1980s video logic. While this is an area many of us like to discus (count me in on frontline), I feel that they are mostly borderline on topic and in total an abuse of the stack exchange philosphy.
What makes me wary are
- Questions don't seek to solve a specific, existing problem
- Questions asking an extreme broad area
- Questions that do not include a description of the intended behaviour
- Questions that do not include the base they are asked on (design (so far))
- Questions asking for opinions
- Questions asking for recomendations
- Questions geting repeated in a slight modified way all over and over again
All of this isn't realy in line with the RC bylaws. It feels way more like a discusion on a miling list (or a web forum) where a group chats about the optimal C64 configuration, or how to build a killer home computer. Don't get me wrong, this is fun (as with doing the same on a mailing list), and can lead to quite interesting and useful new information. But I don'T feel that RC is teh right place. Isn't RC and Stack Exchange in general, about being focused on solving issues (1).
And again, it's not so much about a single borderline question, as it's about the flood of interlinked alikes geting out of hand.
Long story short, my question here ist how to handle this, or do other see this guessing and dreaming as something RC should evlove into(2)?
I would love if we can find a way to get this back on track. Keeping RC tidy.
(1) Yes, I'm very guilty in telling war time stories - but thats within an answer to a given problem, so more of a background colouring.
(2) I would have like a zillion of questions along that. Lets start with "What instruction would you like to have added to the 6502" "And wouldn't it be much better if SO would be level triggered" :))