I was having a discussion with @Gilles lately, whether to allow questions about OS X being virtualized. In essence, the Apple license forbids virtualizing certain products, but the majority of votes went for his answer, based on which we should allow these questions.
Now, the question we always link to when discussing the principal issue is this:
Initially, @Diago's answer – who was a diamond mod at that time – was the only one, and it seemed like there was nothing to discuss: These questions are off topic, and we don't even need community votes. This was more or less confirmed by @nhinkle:
as Diago answered quite some time ago, the moderation team has decided to discourage these questions. Furthermore, Stack Exchange is a US company, and is therefore beholden to US law – nhinkle ♦
However, @Arjan's answer, which at some point even outscored Diago's, was saying the exact opposite, and for a visitor of the "Are Hackintosh questions allowed?" question, I'd find that highly confusing. Why is there no consensus from the community, when they are off topic?
This is why I asked Arjan to delete his answer, which he did. But at the same time, I asked moderators to make Diago's answer official, by adding a note.
It would be great if a mod could leave an official comment here. There's no diamond sign on this page and it doesn't look official in any way.
Nothing happened. I asked in chat again (can't find the link), but still, no changes. Arjan also raised a flag, which was marked helpful, but there's still no comment:
I don't know why no moderator would leave just one comment here. It would take ten seconds to do so, but nothing has happened after multiple requests by different users.
So, I'm afraid this is a chicken-egg problem. Here's what I'd like to see:
If there is a moderation (or SE-wide) policy regardless of what the community thinks, make it official, please. Someone with a diamond next to your name, please add your comment, and delete Arjan's answer (he'd be fine with it).
If there is no moderation (or SE-wide) policy without community consensus, we should re-think the Hackintosh questions. If that's the case, please let us know.