Should we allow questions like "How popular is AnimeX in CountryX?" if ever a certain user is curious about the popularity of a certain anime in a certain place or country?
My current opinion on this is leaning towards no.
- Such a title begs for "non constructive" closure. Unless there are published and official numbers, it's going to be difficult to get an answer. The last thing we want is differing opinions from everyone over how popular they think X is in Y country.
- The second problem is that popularity can change. Thus rendering the answers obsolete. A show can come out in Japan first. And is popular only in Japan and fansub watchers. Then later when it gets dubbed in English, it becomes in popular in North America and Europe.
In other words, I see a high potential for such questions to degrade.
That said, I'm not strongly against this type of question. I'm willing to be swayed in favor of allowing them if anyone provides some good counter-arguments.