As this kind of question could appear, I'm asking to know how do we handle them.

  • Are experience-sharing oriented questions welcome on our site?
    (i.e. "How did you handle your veg*n transition with your relatives?", "Was avoiding meat difficult at the beginning?", etc.)

In my humble opinion, I think those questions could be too broad and opinion-based but could also provide useful information to the OP who can pick ideas from answers to apply it to its own situation.

What are your thoughts?

  • It is better to raise these issues with actual examples of questions you find pervasive or concerning on this site rather than trying to work up a sweeping declaration about a vague question-type that everyone is going to interpret differently. Feb 6, 2017 at 14:34
  • @RobertCartaino I wanted to add one or two in my post, but I thought they could not be good examples of want I mean. I'll edit as soon as I got one.
    – Niitaku
    Feb 6, 2017 at 14:39
  • Niitaki, Then as a side note, we're generally trying to avoid these hypotheticial/forced rules discussions before a problem turns up on the actual site. Feb 6, 2017 at 14:41
  • @RobertCartaino I'll keep that in mind. I've added two examples. Is it better?
    – Niitaku
    Feb 6, 2017 at 14:49

1 Answer 1


Yes, some of them are welcome.

However, let's use common sense to single out those can be answered in a way helpful to other people.

Let's close questions of this type that...

  • ...are only helpful to the OP and noone else.
  • ...are unclear e.g. because they don't relate to a common experience many vegetarians share.
  • ...invite too many completely different answers.

Let's keep questions of this type that...

  • ...refer to situations that many vegetarians might find themselves in.

Good examples for such questions:

(Feel free to add bullet points.)

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