As UX is primarily opinion based, are people asking questions fighting a losing battle given the remit of SE as a primarily Q&A site?

Oftentimes, especially with UX, people want opinions and give theirs.

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  • Your statement is opinion based, but good answers are research based. The answer is kind of worthless without research to support your words. – Ivan Venediktov Dec 22 '17 at 9:15

Answers can be opinion based, but they can't be primarily opinion based. That is the issue.

While many people want more specific reviews and opinions, that isn't suited well to a Q&A type site. That said, a discussion forum wouldn't have many of the benifits of a Q&A type site like Stack Exchange. In my opinion we need both Q&A type sites and discussion type sites (of which there are many).

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  • I see what you are saying, although sometime I want somewhere to ask, "what's your opinion on this?" Where do you ask those sorts of Q's then? – DarrylGodden Aug 4 '17 at 10:20
  • Typically in chat, but it's been quiet for a while. Or I ask other UX professionals that I know. There's not yet a fantastic solution to a "what's your opinion on this?" type question. – JohnGB Aug 7 '17 at 8:51

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