Was it fair?
List questions are not proper for the site
This is called a list question where the OP asks people - most of the time following a pre defined answer template - to add answers to the post to build up a list of available solutions.
This is not a constructive question. It does not request a solution for a issue, there is no issue. Some questions can be answered with multiple solutions, true, but these have no issue so they ask no definitive solutions.
But there are more list question on the site, now what?
I did not spot them all, but while looking for one example I to compare I found this one What Custom Launchers and Unity Quicklists are available? and locked it.
This created some discussion since the question already has a lot of answers in it and has thousands of views (107k views to be more exact).
I'm not really sorry I did it, I hate ambiguous handling and the button was there, was not really a hunt, just happened to be the one I saw first.
If I closed the music players one because its a non constructive question I could not create a blind spot for this one so I opted to lock the Quicklists question so that it cannot be used as a based for further discussion on why can one exist and the other not.
There are many many more out there!
I know! Not nice, hem? I want to lock them all, they have information that is still useful and its not fair to delete them, people have worked on them and deserved the reputation gains. But should we moderators do that?
To me it sounds fair that they stay but the same should not be used as a opinion based to whether a question should or not be closed as Not a constructive question, it is more fair that those are locked for historical reasons:
This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions here. This question and its answers are frozen and cannot be changed. More info: FAQ.
What is your opinion on that?
Should we take care of those question and lock them somehow so that the Lists are not cool answers idea prevails or should we keep those open? How can we then prevent new lists question to be created?
Should we care about lists at all? Keep them alive and even incentive the creation of new ones (or at least not close new ones)?
Answers please! I agree or I do not agree can be given on up and down votes in answers. We have created 2 answers for that but you can add your opinion as an answer or if its just a small thing as a comment on either the question or any of the answers created. Futher answers are really welcome!