Questions in the SE format need to have succinct answers. I believe some of it comes down to the wording of the question, but where will the line be drawn for questions that are considered too open ended?
I thought about it after asking this question: Categories and varieties of Open Data licensing?
I tried to word that question in a way that could be understood by anyone. I understand that community moderators will determine if a question is too open ended, but I think there should be a discussion about what qualifies a question to be closed for open-endedness while this is still in private beta.
What would be indicators that a question needs to be closed for being too open ended? Do certain topics have longer-winded answers by nature?
These may seem like trivial questions, but I think they are fundamental enough to warrant a discussion. If open ended questions and long winded responses are the only format that this site will generate, it would be good to know that now.