Since guidelines surrounding the site are being debated right here on the meta site, how are these normally handled? I'm confused because there are some troubling issues with what is happening:
questions are asked that need discussion and debate, and then an answer is accepted by the same person who asked the question. This makes it look like the community has accepted the answer.
there is no way that I know of to poll the users on a topic to determine a majority consensus
FYI, I am making this question a community wiki because it's the only way I currently know how to make this more democratic.