This question, if asked on any other site on StackExchange that I participate in, ("what are some good programming jokes", etc), would get downvoted and closed so hard. But here, it has gotten upvotes and is apparently being tolerated.
Since this completely throws my idea of this site's scope off the rails, would anyone be willing to enlighten me on why this question is on-topic here?
The reason I think it would get closed quickly on another SE site is that the question, as is:
- Invites subjective answers
- Contradicts the help center guidelines: https://economics.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask says you should avoid avoid asking subjective questions where "every answer is equally valid" and that questions should be "more than just mindless social fun"
- The asker is not looking for understanding of something
- The asker is looking for jokes (technically speaking, this would be "product recommendation" of sorts, most sites don't allow this, some do, but nearly all of them require that you state your requirements, so that answers will be usable from the perspective of "this is what I was looking for")
- It looks like a "boat programming" question, where you slap "programming" (or, in this case, "economics") onto the question so that it is on-topic, where-as the version of the question without the applied label would be off-topic without a doubt.
I do not have an isse with the fact that this is a list-question, as there are great questions available in that format, primarily historical, "what were the reasons that led to X happening" is secretly a list question but can be explained quite in an answer.
It might have been on-topic on Humor if that goes into beta.