Are "name that song" questions appropriate here on music.stackexchange.com?

For instance, if users have already asked on all the other forums, Reddit, etc.

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    The other issue with any 'name that tune' is that if you can't find it on Shazam/Soundhound, then the chances of recognition drop to less than marginal.
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 14, 2022 at 13:20
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    @Tetsujin Shazam/Soundhoud work for recorded music only AFAIK. For "name that song" by melody, there's Google Hum to Search. Still off topic for MP&T.
    – Theodore
    Sep 14, 2022 at 14:10
  • @Theodore - Soundhound does humming too [or did last time I looked at it, which is quite a while ago now.]
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 14, 2022 at 14:19
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    Note, there's the chat room, where pretty much anything is fair game (within some bounds of human decency). No problem with "name this tune" there! Sep 14, 2022 at 17:42

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Sorry but "name that song" questions are not on-topic here on Music: Practice & Theory.

If you visit the Help center, in particular this page: What topics can I ask about here?
... you'll see that a question is not on-topic if that question about:

  • identifying a song, style/genre, instrument/equipment, technique, chord progression, etc.

This type of question used to be on-topic for the SE: Music fans site, but they aren't on-topic there anymore, (see their help center page).

If you have read through the help center of an SE site and then still aren't sure if a question is going to be on-topic, then you should ask on that site's meta page (i.e. M: P&T Meta).

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