Occasionally, we'll get a question asking for help about naming a concept or symbol, and we've been closing them as "off-topic" and "not constructive" on the basis that naming questions rarely amount to detailed answers beyond "Name it X." or "What about Y?"
Previously, there was a discussion in regards to questions like this on whether or not we needed a "general reference" close reason. The consensus, as I understood it, was that we don't need a new close reason because such questions are off-topic by the first line in our FAQ (emphasis mine):
Programmers - Stack Exchange is for expert programmers who are interested in conceptual questions on software development.
"What do I call X?" is a question that's generally uninteresting and irrelevant to expert programmers, and thus should not be here.
However, there was some discussion about an attempted migration from English.SE on whether this excludes all naming questions or if there is a certain subset of naming questions that would be allowed, particularly ones that are not blindingly obvious.
Should all naming questions be considered off-topic and not constructive?
- If so, should we add a line to our FAQ about it?
- If not, why not? What types of naming questions could work here?