In my opinion, this question is off-topic: Instruments that challenge your ear

It asks for a list of unusual instruments. As a list question, it doesn't have a single answer and is effectively a shopping cart question. Do you agree, or am I being too harsh?

If we agree the question is off-topic, someone should close it. It's at 4 close votes. I think it's especially important the question is closed because it's currently in the hot questions list, meaning that we're potentially being represented by an off-topic question.

  • The question has been closed now.
    – Kevin
    Jul 22 '14 at 16:55
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    As there were already 4 votes I could cast a non-mod vote :-) I 100% agree with this being closed - it was only ever going to generate a subjective list of instruments that folks may or may not agree are challenging, based on their experience
    – Doktor Mayhem Mod
    Jul 22 '14 at 22:32
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    I don't disagree, but the question was fun while it lasted. Jul 23 '14 at 2:14
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    The question was reopened. Why? I still believe it should be closed and hope more people close it a second time.
    – Kevin
    Jul 23 '14 at 14:52
  • Maybe it's interesting Jul 25 '14 at 13:47

When is something I play good? When it sounds good. It doesn't matter what rules of harmony may have been broken, as long as it sounds good.

When is a question good? When it gets a lot of responses and upvotes and interesting answers. Yep, it breaks the SE rules. So what? The question was closed but reopened due to popular demand.

"We tried to hang him Sheriff, but the rope broke." "I guess we have to let the rascal live."

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    But - but the rules! sobs uncontrollably
    – Kevin
    Jul 24 '14 at 16:16
  • In all seriousness, you're probably right. It's not worth falling on my sword over this, and whether it's an ok question or not, it's not going to bring down all of M&MP.SE.
    – Kevin
    Jul 24 '14 at 16:18

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