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Questions that are only tangentially related to music itself:

On the site, there are numerous examples of questions such as these:

Alesis SamplePad resets itself / possible ground loop?

This question really has nothing at all to do with music - it's a question about how to repair an electronic device. That same question could be asked with respect to countless devices that have no connection to music at all, and a technician with no knowledge whatsoever about music could answer it. Because this particular electronic device is used for making music doesn't make it question about music.

Natural-finish electric guitar maintenance

Another question that has nothing at all to do with music - it's a question about how maintain a wood finish. That same question could be asked with respect to a coffee table or computer desk, and could be answered by someone knowledgeable about furniture and wood finishes, but entirely ignorant about music.

Why does music sound slightly sharper when played through headphones?

Once again nothing at all to do with music - it's a question about our hearing ability and the properties of headphones. That same question could be asked with respect to headphones used only for voice - ham radio and CB operators discuss such questions all the time because clarity is very important when trying to pick out faint, distant signals in a cloud of background noise. It could be answered by a "sound guy" or an acoustic engineer or perhaps an otolaryngologist (ear doctor) who is entirely ignorant of music.

I have flagged several such questions as being "off topic" and all my flags have been declined.

Why are such questions allowed on this site? They are distracting and entirely off the topic of the stated purpose of the site:

music practice, performance, composition, technique, theory, or history.

Music does not include maintaining wood finishes, repairing faulty electronic devices or how our ears generally work in different situations.

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