I have a question about my Music Fans Stack Exchange post: Different Artist - same song titles?

I am not happy with the answers posted in my original question and I really needed some answers about "Selena Gomez" and "Katy Perry".

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For this specific question, I think there may be a deeper misunderstanding you have on how song titles are created. While there may not be one way to define this, there's a general pattern that a lot of artists follow that leads to the answers you got are based off of.

My suggestions are the follows:

  • Ask a question about how artist determine song title in general.
  • Edit your question to be more general about song title overlap between artis
  • Ask specific questions about the meanings of the individual songs and how they were made. If they influenced each other (which I doubt) it will show up in those other question
  • Post a bounty on your original question when you have enough rep
  • But, what do I do so that I can get answers about "Selena Gomez" and "Katy Perry"? Jun 5, 2020 at 20:29
  • @ArunabhBhattacharya you have your answer. The titles are generic. Please reread this answer for where you should go from here.
    – Dom Mod
    Jun 5, 2020 at 20:32
  • But, currently I have answers saying that "Daylight" and "This Love" are generic titles. I am not happy with that answer. I need an answer that says "Rise" and "Birthday" are generic titles. Jun 5, 2020 at 20:42
  • @ArunabhBhattacharya they are also generic titles hence why it was closed as a duplicate. Last warning please review the suggestions here. Reposting this meta question and the other question is not helping.
    – Dom Mod
    Jun 5, 2020 at 20:47
  • And the other thing is that currently, I only have a reputation of 3. Here are the privileges get with a higher reputation. I need to reach a higher reputation. Jun 5, 2020 at 20:48
  • @ArunabhBhattacharya the only one that requires more rep is the bounty but I specify "Post a bounty on your original question when you have enough rep". 2 of the 4 suggestions will get you more rep by asking more questions.
    – Dom Mod
    Jun 5, 2020 at 20:49
  • So, how can I edit my question to be more general about song title overlap between artists? Jun 5, 2020 at 20:55
  • @ArunabhBhattacharya Focus on the pattern across several different artist you already have two and shift the question to the generic concept rather than the specific artists.
    – Dom Mod
    Jun 5, 2020 at 20:57
  • So, how do I shift the question to the generic concept? Jun 5, 2020 at 21:00
  • @ArunabhBhattacharya You've noticed a pattern. Use that to shape the question instead of asking the same question with two different artists.
    – Dom Mod
    Jun 5, 2020 at 21:09
  • What is the pattern? Jun 5, 2020 at 21:11
  • "Same Song titles"
    – Dom Mod
    Jun 5, 2020 at 21:13
  • So, where do I edit my question and put the generic concept of "Same Song Titles"? Jun 5, 2020 at 21:20
  • @ArunabhBhattacharya take a step back. You've produced two questions that are considered duplicates of each other due to them having the same answer. Focus on the why this was and use it to shape your question. You original question is currently locked. I will unlock it so you can do this, but if you continue the path of just asking a very different question I will roll back and lock again.
    – Dom Mod
    Jun 5, 2020 at 21:27
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    @ArunabhBhattacharya you get votes for high quality content. If you are getting down votes, it's typically because it's viewed as low quality you can improve the quality by editing the question. Right now, your question is a very thin question and mostly two examples. Adding detail on the core question could help improve it, but it's not a guarantee to get votes. If you are posting just to get votes, then you need to take a step back. Trying to force votes will never get you any. Naturally posting questions and answers will give you more.
    – Dom Mod
    Jun 7, 2020 at 19:16

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