I asked a question about where people could store slides for future reference. As a discussion of best-practices in the Mathematical profession, I thought it was appropriate for the soft-question tag on MO. The reaction has been quite negative.
Has anyone considered using SlideShare to host slides from talks? In much the same way arXiv hosts papers.
Truth be told, the slides are often much easier to absorb than the papers. Sometimes I will Google a paper and find 10 versions of the slides floating around.
These are usually hosted by conferences or on personal websites. Unfortunately, when the conference site or home page dies, the slides go with them.
My observations are true and my question addresses how mathematicians can communicate more effectively. Could someone explain why is my soft question being downvoted and closed? Or better yet, how to fix it for MO? I'd like to understand what questions are a good fit for the soft-question tag.