This admittedly popular and amusing question Coding in song - Representing music lyrics in a programming language of your choosing is unfolding in an unusual manner.

To me, the crux of the problem is that the question doesn't define any objective winning criteria. Essentially, the questioner has self-appointed emself as the Olympic judge who comes along after you answer to rate and score your answer.

If it were a popularity contest, then the objectivity would be "the will of the community rules" and it would be judged on upvotes. Since it is not a popularity contest, I believe it requires objective winning criteria or it is not a valid question.


  • \$\begingroup\$ Well, 2012 is over and someone posted a really late answer. Except if the question starts to get more activity, I don't think that this would be problem. \$\endgroup\$ – Victor Stafusa Feb 28 '14 at 18:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, in the case of that question, the ship has sailed. I'm just curious where we are on general policy about that kind of question. \$\endgroup\$ – Jonathan Van Matre Feb 28 '14 at 18:38

It's wryly humorous that the poster of that question never selected a winner anyway, but it's clear that by current standards it's off-topic, and since StackExchange praxis in general seems to be that off-topic questions which draw attention to themselves by attracting new answers are closed, I have voted to close it.


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