We are currently having a poll about whether to keep identifying questions or not.
Currently it is going in the direction, that we do keep them.
In the comments, @passerby stated the following:
the questions are unlikely to be useful to other/future usersthat was removed as a requirement over a year ago. No more "too localized" close reason, and stack overflow management made it clear that questions that help even one person, OP, are welcomed.
To paraphrase Tim Post's community post in the last year or so: Stack exchange is about helping people, even if it's just ONE person, the OP. A question doesn't need to help others, and that's why too localized was removed as a close reason. Identification questions help people. Period.
That made me (and others) wonder if this has any implications about shopping questions being treated as off topic. Under the premise that even helping a singular person is okay, shopping questions should be considered on topic.
What is your take on this?