I'm confused about the rationale behind closing list-based questions. The problem is that almost any question can be rephrased into a list question, and vice versa. Consider the following examples:
- List: where is technique X applied in physics?
- Non-list: is technique X useful to physics?
- List: when is the solution to equation X unique?
- Non-list: does equation X always have a unique solution?
- List: where does approximation X break down?
- Non-list: what is the useful range of validity of approximation X?
In each of these pairs, the OP asks for the same information, but we chastise them if they happen to pick the first phrasing. It ends up looking like we're very touchy about a particular taboo.
Can we either stop doing this, or start editing list questions into non-list form?
Edit: I'm reviving this because of this example. The OP interacts with two high-level users. The first thinks it's obvious that no examples exist. The other thinks it's obvious that so many examples exist that the question is list-based. This is completely unhelpful and makes it look like we collectively have no idea what we're talking about.