Are general discussion threads allowed or frowned upon? What I mean is what if I'm going down a certain implementation route that doesn't have a right or wrong answer? Is it ok to post asking "how do you handle these situations?" to get a feel for other alternatives?
Specifically I was going to add a post about asking how people work with mysql partitioning and what kind of managment and automation they have in place for that.
I had seen other threads that seemed to be "survey" threads like that only to get closed down for being 'inappropriate'.