I was wondering whether a question on the benefits of a TUG membership for students and people's experiences is something that would fit on tex.stackexchange.com. It obviously has no real answer, it's just people's opinions, so Community Wiki seems a good idea but the practice doesn't seem popular here, unlike StackOverflow where open questions such as this one are quite common. And I'm not sure whether a question not directly related to the actual producing of documents is allowed.

So my question is: do topics like the one I suggested have a place on the frontpage?

There are already some Community Wiki questions on the front page, but I believe this one differs from instances like


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(Not really an answer but everyone should see this)

Actually, community wiki questions have now been switched off on all SE/SO sites. Moderators can still make questions CW but only after they've been asked.

For more, start with: Community Wiki checkbox missing in action and follow the links.

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    Thank you for the info. That should have been announced on the se blog.
    – Caramdir
    Commented Oct 23, 2010 at 16:44
  • @Caramdir: I think so too. I found out about it from meta.mathoverflow (ironic since mathoverflow is the one site unaffected by this). Commented Oct 23, 2010 at 18:04
  • Big change, nine days old; I tend to check into meta.so every couple of days, and I didn't see this. Commented Oct 23, 2010 at 20:49

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