A modest proposal ...
- ipsedixit Aug 15, 2006 10:54 PM
On almost every single board (whether regional or topic-related), there is always posts for "The BEST of ___."
And inevitably it leads to either cordial disagreements or flame-wars (as in, "you couldn't spot good, much less the best, sushi if you were trapped inside the belly of a 500 lb mackeral")
So, here's a thought (a very minor one at that) ...
Can we just limit our requests to "Your FAVORITE ____"?
As in, "What's your favorite place for sushi?" or "What's your favorite place to get ice cream?"
This makes the responses outwardly subjective (and less prone to flame-wars); whereas a request for the "the BEST" is simply a deviously disgused request for objective feedback when in fact it can only elicit subjective comments.
Just a thought ...