One of the questions asked today was on the influence of popular media on the vernacular. It was not closed at time of this question, but there was an ongoing discussion in the comment. The OP brought up the point that "favorite" questions are allowed on SO (though in CW form) and so EL&U had no "fun" questions.
Here are my questions: have we been overly harsh on certain list questions that might generate interesting answers? Should we have more CWs on the site?
Note, I'm not suggesting that every broad question is treated this way. Just the ones that could make this SE more interesting to "users of english".