I've been struggling with this for a long time and I'm still not convinced I understand what is really the point of "opinion-based" as a reason to put a question on hold.
I'm here to discuss this question.
...is expressing anger in this way always the wrong decision?
One one hand, the way the question is phrased would immediately make it an opinion-based question. I was surprised it wasn't put on hold.
On the other hand, if this question is about etiquette when expressing anger, then it should stay open but be rephrased to avoid confusion. I don't know if this is the case, the OP could clarify. In addition, the OP is not asking how to express the anger- he already gave examples.
I commented that the question was opinion-based and the OP used a question I have asked, to correctly demonstrate that the answers to my question are in essence different opinions, as most questions and answers here, are mostly about. In other words, you can't really avoid writing what you think when you answer most questions here.
How necessary is after all "opinion-based" as a VTC reason? Can we come up with a clearer alternate term (to express what though)?
- There seems to be bias towards some opinion-based questions vs others.
- We can't really quantify how opinion-based is one question over another nor is it enough or convincing to say that they all generate some degree of opinion-based answers. And then what? There are some gaps in this logic. The moment you as an individual A answer a question you express an opinion. Period. It's very unlikely that there won't be a single other individual X who could potentially write an answer expressing a different opinion. This makes using "opinion-based" very confusing when deciding on putting a question hold.