Arrrgh. How to decide whether a portrait should be in color or black and white? is short and has some degree of subjectivity, but it's worded well¹, is on-topic, and is perfectly answerable. Yet, it was immediately rewarded with a downvote (two now!). Please, please, let's encourage more questions about actual photography and not kick them away.
As a community, do we really prefer silly questions like Can I show two sides of a card in one photo? (which has 33 upvotes and 23 answers²!) to fundamental ones about the actual art of photography?
- It asks for factors in the artistic decision, not just for a flat rule.
- Including one which says to "create a pocket universe!"³.
- It's not that I hate fun. It's fine to have some ridiculous questions and answers of marginal topicality, as long as we also put that amount of energy into the questions the site is for.