When I ask an identification question (tagged
identify-this-*), I receive downvotes and comments indicating that my question is not up to the standard.
Why does this happen? What can I do to improve my ID question so as to avoid this?
What should I do to improve my identification question?
Here are some tips to help you improve your question:
Search on Google using terms like:
If Google didn't return any results, use any of the following websites or other sites dedicated to searching for music also using the terms mentioned above:
When searching, search beyond page one, trust me, maybe your answer is on page 2 or even page 3 (this is specially true in Youtube, so many videos...) :)
If you heard the song on a radio station or any other commercial media, try to contact them via email, Twitter, et cétera.
With the results that you have gotten so far and adding info like:
Discarded similar themes: let's say that I found 3 samples on Youtube that sound similar, but they're not the song I'm looking for.
Covers: let's say that I found the song, but it's interpreted by a male singer, but you remember that the original singer was actually a woman.
You have already improved your question massively. good luck and we hope to be able to help you with accurate answers!
If you have indeed found the song, congratulations!, we invite you to answer your own question so other users will recognize your results and will enjoy listening to music that they might not otherwise have listened to.
I didn't downvote you. But I think some people may have downvote because the way you asked the question looked like you were asking us to do the whole job for you. You should first say what you have already tried so we won't do it again: