... questions that could be answered by consulting wikipedia or youtube, elementary courses of music etc?

In another group I have found this restriction for put on hold: "This site is about the usage and rules of the German language. It is not well-suited to replace a dictionary, thesaurus, or conjugation table. If you have already consulted such sources and still have questions, please edit your question to explain what you found and why it did not help. See this post on Meta for more information."

I think there should be a similar "warning" that prevents for asking questions that could easily be answered by consulting first wiki, or a side link with basic information to music theory as: the name of the notes, staffs, clefs, scales, chords, circle of fifths and elements of rhythm.


While advising users to refrain from basic, unresearched questions is a principle of this site, I believe that a side link with basic music theory information is not a good idea. I believe that function is already filled by linking questions that provide great information to these questions as reference.

  • Well, would it be appropriate then to give some standard answers or post ever same links or tutorials to quite different questions? (as the one who asks won‘t always see the relationship to an other question by the hint: this has already been asked ...) – Albrecht Hügli yesterday
  • If it's directly mentioned to them? The hope is that they'll learn the stuff they need to know through the link in other's answers/comments. It'd be okay to do that, I just don't think we need the side link in the question-forming page. – user45266 yesterday

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