Discussed here in 2015, universally panned by the community: "Identify this song / genre / artist" - on topic?
[These questions] create a large amount of noise, with little value to anyone except the OP.
On Movies & TV site,
identify-this-*questions make up 30% of the questions on the site, but 40% of those questions have a score of 1 or less.
On top of this, these questions tend to attract one-time users who don't give back to the community. 52% of the
identify-this-*questions do not have an accepted answer. Part of this is because answers can only be guessed at based on vague descriptions, and part of it is that once a one-time user gets their answer, they move on without ever accepting.
Almost 11% of these questions never get an answer at all.
- 7,240 total questions
- 2,165 identify-this-* questions
- 1,293 questions with score > 1
- 1,144 with accepted answer
- 234 with 0 answers
At the time of writing there are 1213 questions on musicfans.stackexchange.com, from which 380 (31%) are "identify something" questions.