I think solving this is going to be critical to the success of Slant as this is not an isolated case. We’re talking about questions that have so little scoping that the options contained in them do not compete and thus should be broken down into multiple, more scoped questions.
Here are my unfiltered thoughts and concerns. The primary (and in some form existing) way to group questions together that are related is a tag. In my current thinking “power user tools for windows” is pretty much the feed of questions filtered by “power user tools” & “windows”. The new feed design we’re working on highlights a single option, so we would get what @johnlbevan wants here":
Here is the problem, the current tag functionality is not fleshed out in such a way to enable this. We have moved more towards tags more or less acting as a high level category over things that can be nicely combined together to create scoped lists of products. The interesting part is that a tagging system could pretty much meet every one of the requirements @johnlbevan suggested (voting on questions would be abstracted away to some other metric such as combined option votes or how many ppl are subscribed to the question)
I like the idea of having admin controlled tags such as “windows” and then allow the creation of user tags such as “windows power user tools” and giving users the ability to create groups of questions. We could then flag a question as “too broad”, lock people from contributing more to the question and link out to the appropriate tag. Thoughts?