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(NOTE: This discussion is from the very early days of the site and the posts and votes below may not reflect the current feelings of the community. At the present time (Dec 2016), well-asked identification questions that seem answerable are deemed on-topic.)

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On one hand, these questions do often have a clear answer, and may be of some interest to people beyond the asker. On the other hand, by their nature, the questions are going to be hard to find in the future by others with the same question.

Are "Identify this …" questions on-topic?

(NOTE: This discussion is from the very early days of the site and the posts and votes below may not reflect the current feelings of the community. At the present time (Dec 2016), well-asked identification questions that seem answerable are deemed on-topic.)

Original post follows:


On one hand, these questions do often have a clear answer, and may be of some interest to people beyond the asker. On the other hand, by their nature, the questions are going to be hard to find in the future by others with the same question.

Are "Identify this …" questions on-topic?

On one hand, these questions do often have a clear answer, and may be of some interest to people beyond the asker. On the other hand, by their nature, the questions are going to be hard to find in the future by others with the same question.

Are "Identify this …" questions on-topic?

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(NOTE: This discussion is from the very early days of the site and the posts and votes below may not reflect the current feelings of the community. At the present time (Dec 2016), well-asked identification questions that seem answerable are deemed on-topic.)

Original post follows:


On one hand, these questions do often have a clear answer, and may be of some interest to people beyond the asker. On the other hand, by their nature, the questions are going to be hard to find in the future by others with the same question.

Are "Identify this …" questions on-topic?

On one hand, these questions do often have a clear answer, and may be of some interest to people beyond the asker. On the other hand, by their nature, the questions are going to be hard to find in the future by others with the same question.

Are "Identify this …" questions on-topic?

(NOTE: This discussion is from the very early days of the site and the posts and votes below may not reflect the current feelings of the community. At the present time (Dec 2016), well-asked identification questions that seem answerable are deemed on-topic.)

Original post follows:


On one hand, these questions do often have a clear answer, and may be of some interest to people beyond the asker. On the other hand, by their nature, the questions are going to be hard to find in the future by others with the same question.

Are "Identify this …" questions on-topic?

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"Identify this song  / genre / artist" - on topic?

On one hand, these questions do often have a clear answer, and may be of some interest to people beyond the asker. On the other hand, by their nature, the questions are going to be hard to find in the future by others with the same question.

Are "Identify this..." …" questions on-topic?

"Identify this song/ genre / artist" - on topic?

On one hand, these questions do often have a clear answer, and may be of some interest to people beyond the asker. On the other hand, by their nature, the questions are going to be hard to find in the future by others with the same question.

Are "Identify this..." questions on-topic?

"Identify this song  / genre / artist" - on topic?

On one hand, these questions do often have a clear answer, and may be of some interest to people beyond the asker. On the other hand, by their nature, the questions are going to be hard to find in the future by others with the same question.

Are "Identify this …" questions on-topic?

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