Just so we have some stats on the thing, which game-recommendation questions (or other shopping questions) would you all classify "good", "of value", and "answered well."
I'm trying to get a sense for the trends.
I actually think that we've got a good framework just by looking at our four most popular questions:
In this case, we see that there are some pretty simple guidelines here. They look at a specific audience or purpose.
Asking "What game should I buy" is obviously meaningless, without providing an idea of what we're looking for. What can be clearly seen from this is that there are a few core criteria:
This is one I like for how well it did in our format:
It's unusual among game-rec questions in that it's an either-or question, not wide open. That's nicely limited, it gives the answerers a lot of room to answer with a diversity of good subjective experience, and arguments for their recommendation are much more pointed than I'm used to seeing in game-rec. It's also (I think) more widely useful beyond the asker than most game-recs. That may just be due to being about two popular, related systems, though.