I think Anime SE is a really good community for Anime/Manga fans to discuss their opinions about animes or mangas and anything related to them. So I think we should allow opinion-based questions and maybe add a new tag for such questions.

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    I removed the part about downvoting from your question. Voting works a bit differently on Meta. And you can take the up and downvotes as a meassure of how much people agree or disagree with your post.
    – Dimitri mx Mod
    Commented Jun 12, 2020 at 14:26
  • Related, possibly duplicate: anime.meta.stackexchange.com/q/145/35679
    – F1Krazy
    Commented Jun 12, 2020 at 14:27
  • @Dimitrimx But wouldn't the post become hidden to other users if it's downvoted? So even people who have positive opinions about it won't be able to see the post. Commented Jun 12, 2020 at 14:28
  • IIRC, questions on Meta are only hidden if their score drops below -8 (as opposed to -3 on the main site). Even then, you can still see them by just going to the "Questions" tab instead of the "Home" tab.
    – F1Krazy
    Commented Jun 12, 2020 at 14:30
  • @F1Krazy No my question is regarding completely opinion-based questions such as 'Why do people like Anime X?' Commented Jun 12, 2020 at 14:30
  • All though the question linked might not reflect that. The answers on that post should sufficiently answer your question
    – Dimitri mx Mod
    Commented Jun 12, 2020 at 14:33

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Stack Exchange, by its nature, is a fact-based objective Q&A site. For every question, it's expected to have a correct answer.

Opinion-based questions are well, eliciting subjective opinions, which may be true or false, depending on the readers' opinion itself. Thus, there is no correct answer, or well, all answers are correct. Because, my opinion!

Voting then also becomes a problem, because, in the end, it's a popularity vote.

Take an example from your comment

Why do people like Anime X?

  1. One might say that the story is good
  2. Another might say that the OST is good, but the story is meh
  3. Then someone might say that the character design and the art is unique, but the OST is so-so

So, what do we get? Good story, or not? Good OST, or not? Unique character design and art, compared to other anime?

The problem is, these opinions from their fans practically apply to all anime series. Even some people don't agree with anime critics' opinions because everyone has their own taste!

And about voting, what do the votes indicate? If I upvote (2), does it mean I agree that "the OST is good, but the story is meh"? However, my opinion is that the story and the OST is good. So, should I vote (1) and (2) instead? Or write a new answer opinion instead? Or instead, commenting?

Comments? Oh... I can't imagine how the Q&A opinion thread will look like, not even moderating them...

Let other anime sites that already allow user's review (and open-ended discussion, for this matter) do their best.

Anime & Manga Stack Exchange does not need to cover everything.

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