There are a whole class of "generalized questions" appearing on this site that are not well-suited to this type of Q&A site. They are those discussion-class questions where the users doesn't have a specific problem but only wishes to open a dialog to discuss generalizations and relative merits of some broad issue.
- Is [X] bad?
- What are the (dis)advantages of … ?
- What is the best … ? What is your favorite … ?
There's nothing inherently wrong with those questions — they have been asked hundreds of times on every other forum on the subject — but in the context of a Q&A system like Stack Exchange, they should be closed as [not a real question].
There has been a lot of speculation that Stack Exchange is not well suited to an inherently subjective topic like parenting. I do not believe that is correct… assuming the type of questions asked are reigned in properly.
The premise of a Q&A system like this is that you can ask a specific question about a problem you actually have and expect to receive an authoritative answer. Compare that to traditional forums where these types of "social questions" are the norm — Everyone kicks in their thoughts on the subject until the topic has completely exhausted all possible interest from the participants. What is left behind (for those who come after) is a lot of good information, only it is buried in noise and the random opinions of the conversation.
Eventually, even the questions themselves start to degrade as people become entertained in the discussion process and chat becomes disguised as questions posed just for entertainment.
That is why Stack Exchange is specifically designed NOT to handle these overly discussion-y questions very well. Keeping each question focused on a specific problem at hand will keep the content highly relevant and it will continue to to solves people's problems. That's what makes the collection of knowledge you build here worthwhile. It has a certain longevity not found in other discussion forums.