Is it valid to ask a small list of games with (for example)
in the main plot?
As a community wiki perhaps?
I have mentioned in the past, any subjective recommendation can be easily transformed into an objective one with relatively little effort. So let's put aside that angle for now.
I think we're fragmenting a situation that serves no benefit to fragment. I don't see why asking about the existence of a specific kind of element in the plot is any more or less "acceptable to have on the site" than the existence of a specific mechanic in the game, or if characters follow a specific theory of costume design. Picking any one of these criteria as being more acceptable is far more arbitrary than these lists could ever hope to be.
So my thought pattern is, these questions fit in the exact same fold as all other forms of game recommendations. Which currently is lacking of an official policy. We have strong arguments on both sides and no current winner. There is a "final decision point" being hammered out, but there is no estimated time for its presence. Until then, judge these exactly as you would judge any other game recommendation. But I personally recommend that we hold back on these questions until said decision; it'll make everything smoother for both sides than to continue waging this war.
And let us please stop thinking of Community Wiki as a solution. Reputation is not the only issue with these; votes remain on the same scale as the rest of the content on our site. But moreso, regardless of whether game recommendations are allowed, there exists far worse content, especially subjective, that I believe both sides of this war will agree is unacceptable; continuing to push CW as a solution is just leaving a wide open gap for these less-useful kinds of content to establish a foothold. Let's avoid making the same mistakes that the original trilogy did.
I feel like this is largely address in another thread.
I'm going to quote a discussion on cooking to help you understand:
Obviously, these questions relate to cooking. However, the nature of these questions makes them actively harmful to a Q&A site:
- They can attract hundreds of answers for all the known variations (and more);
- They don't target experts - anybody can answer them;
- There are millions of potential recipes to ask for, which could quickly swamp the site.
In my opinion these sort of questions should be welcome here, and I consider them both interesting by themselves and beneficial to the site.
My only two (proposed) restrictions: