While the site is learning about itself and growing, it's becoming clear that there are obvious matters which will incite much debate. SO has grown up as a place for Q&A, explicitly steering away from contentious topics by attempting to enforce a culture of asking questions, rather than just dropping troll quotes and standing back.
There are, though, genuine questions which tip into advocacy:
- questions of urban riding style, e.g. going through red lights, pavement riding, dodging traffic laws
- interacting with other road users
- provision of cycle-only roads, paths and facilities
- campaigning advice
Are questions like these likely to be stamped on by the moderators as being little more than flamebait? On my daily commute I have a hundred and one thoughts about how the road design and the infractions of others annoy me and I wonder about how to get things changed.
There will be valid questions, but they'll be questions which might provoke vigorous debate. Should there be some resolutions about the policy of the site towards issues of advocacy?