I recently asked this question: Which airport has the lowest circling MDH?
I have discussed my question with another member, specifically regarding whether or not the question is appropriate for this site, or instead if it is opinion-based—whether primarily or in part. If pertinent, that discussion can be found below the question and in this chat room.
If I am understanding them correctly, I would sum up the arguments against my question as follows:
- Finding that one ultimate, verifiable answer will be difficult given the obscurity of the data in question,
- While facts can be cited in the answers, the question amounts to an invitation to a contest of opinions, and
- The question invites multiple good answers, which goes against the SE model which looks—ultimately—for one canonical, good answer.
I recognize that finding that single, ultimate answer is difficult, I also think it should be possible. In recognition of that difficulty, and to better define the parameters of the question I edited it to include the following:
I am looking for any factually based answer that offers a likely candidate for the status in question.
I did this thinking—among other things—that this would clarify that I am looking for actual facts in answers, not opinions. On the other hand, perhaps adding that clarification has made the situation worse by opening up the question to any reasonable answer, not just the one, ultimate answer.
I will also note that a somewhat similar question has been asked and well received: Which civilian airport has the most runways?. At least some of the arguments against my question could also be applied there.
I am not here to defend my question. Instead, I am looking for clarification on what sort of question is appropriate here. Is the sort of question I asked too opinion based? Is it poor form to invite multiple answers which may or may not provide that verifiably ultimate/correct/canonical answer?
I respect this site's purpose, and if it is best that I change—or even delete—the question, I am willing to do so.
Given the discussion, I have chosen to edit my question to limit its scope and render it definitively answerable.