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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". – Matthew Read Feb 27 '15 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. – Roger Mellie Mar 4 '15 at 13:27

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