Referring to: Debian Stable vs Ubuntu LTS for Server?
This seems to be considered a valid question by the diamond mods (at least I conclude that from looking at the highest rated answer), but I'd like to know why?
My first reaction would be to consider this not a
practical, answerable question: it's asking for an opinion.
The "mod" answer starts with
Well I don't see why people are making a fuss about the quality of the question. It's clearly a decision that lots of developers will want to weigh up before deploying.
(shouldn't that be somewhere else by the way? that's a bit meta, not really part of the answer is it?).
While I agree that having a question/answer pair to help us with this problem would be great, but wouldn't you want to have something more real? I could imagine a question like
I need to make this decision: what are the differences concerning Foo and Bar between Ubuntu and Debian, and how will they affect me?"
would have serious use, but the question as it stands reads "what is better", and together with
I keep switching back and forth, and I need to decide so I can recommend one or the other to a client. Right now, I think I am going to choose Debian Stable.
(no support for decision, no reasonings, arguments one way or the other etc) it seems like a weak question to me. Why the need for specifically defending this question in an answer? What did I miss?