I'm wondering if Q&A is the right approach for creative writers to exchange ideas.
I'm seeing questions on Writers.SE that are either incomplete or stated in a such a way that it is open to interpretation. If this leads to changing the question (or provide more context), it will obviously make any answers already provided invalid (or less valid).
One would expect a more fuzzy approach, in which the discussion about the subject is more important than the question and even the answers. However, the way Stack Exchange is set up right now, the discussion is undervalued, seen as an aside, while I seem to get more out of the discussion than the answers per se.
Perhaps this is because I have been taught that, unlike in computer science, in the liberal arts there is no right and wrong answer to a style or taste question, provided you can explain why you prefer one option over another. It is the explanation that matters, not the chosen option.
However, Stack Exchange seems to require answers to questions. I think that is a mismatch for creative writing. I think it shouldn't be about questions and answers, but about discussing a subject.
What say you?