Are comments a platform for debate?
One of the concerns about allowing questions to ask for any perspective when asking theological questions is that it can turn voting into a popularity contest and spark debate that generates more heat than light.
This answer recently provided an example. In the question, the OP stated he is non-Calvinist but “interested in hearing answers across the breadth of Christian traditions.” This answer was posted from what appears to be a Calvinist perspective, and the OP expressed disagreement in the comments (as did another user).
Do we want this? Is Q&A distinct from a forum in how debate is handled? Are lower votes for this answer an indication of agreement rather than a measure of its quality/helpfulness?
This may be a good example why it’s a good idea to require that theological questions specify a tradition. For example, the OP does not appear interested in hearing from Calvinist positions and has opted to express disagreement with an answer from that perspective, which may dissuade the user from answering in the future since their intention was to answer, not to engage in debate.
I’m of course making a number of assumptions here, so what do you think?