Related to Are "Where can I find this?" questions on-topic?, but not a duplicate.

It's been decided that questions asking where to buy a song or album are off-topic, but a related questions would be "Has this ever been released?" An example would be this question:

It basically asks if two extra songs that weren't released on the original soundtrack are available anywhere.

Personally, I'm on the fence on this one. The example is actually a pretty good question, and it's understandable why the extra tracks may be available. On the other hand, it opens up the door to A LOT of questions like Is there a live recording of Pantera playing Planet Caravan?


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Yes this, should be on topic. Like you said, it's not a shopping question.

There is a difference between saying 'Where can I buy X?' and 'Was X ever released?'

From what I can tell, this will help future users as well, where a shopping question wouldn't.

  • I think the difference is pretty negligible. "Yes" or "No" answers are plain bad content. A complete answer like "Yes, it was released on BuyWeirdMP3s.com" is effectively identical to "You can buy it on BuyWeirdMP3s.com". Feb 27, 2015 at 21:52
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    "Yes, it was released on BuyWeirdMP3s.com" is a pretty vague answer though, whereas something more like "Yes, it was released on the UK version of the soundtrack" could help the user go off and locate said release. Mar 4, 2015 at 13:27

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