A conversation with DavidZ prompted this question (see this question's comments).
Thinking about the soft-question tag: when should it be used? Putting it on a resource-recommendation question is kind of redundant...that's what the resource-recommendation tag is for. Also, looking at soft-question questions, most are on hold, closed, etc. Finally, it seems like having such a tag encourages such questions - and honestly, that's not what this site is about (as evidenced by the down-votes, etc).
So, with this in mind, I have three questions:
- What is the soft-question tag supposed to be used for? What uses are now appropriate?
- Do we really need the soft-question tag? I don't think so, but I want to know what others think.
- If the answer to two is no, or not really, should we delete the soft-question tag?
Thanks! I'm interested to see what others think.
I might also add that while I definitely agree with DavidZ's answer, I'd like to see what the community thinks, and hopefully everyone will come to a consensus.