I ran across the following question on the hot question list: Nice scientific pictures show off
By StackExchange rules, this question is clearly not suitable. It is far too broad. Also, it is a "big list of X" question, which is generally considered inappropriate for the StackExchange format. Yet (at the time of writing) it has 70 upvotes.
Do we follow the standard StackExchange rules on this site? Or are there different rules for this site that make this question suitable on this site? If so, what are those site-specific rules?
I've read How to manage big lists? and What exactly do we believe about Community Wiki posts? but I'm not clear on what the bottom line is nor how this specific question complies with those guidelines.