I'm not really sure this question makes sense but since we are now re-designing the whole thing wouldn't it be cool to have a way to know or give some sort of reward to posts that contain audio samples?

There are some other questions regarding this issue and I think we all have been writing answers to problems we've never "listened" to.. so audio samples are vital to some questions being asked here.

I don't even know if it's possible though :)

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    "I'm not really sure this question makes sense" - 10 points! ;) I don't get it, really. Like what rewards would they get? I thought about making monthly "best question/answer" meta posts a while back. Is that the sort of thing you mean?
    – n00dles Mod
    Commented Oct 21, 2022 at 13:48
  • Maybe it's my lack of knowledge about SO in general. But it'd be nice to promote sound sample uploading/attaching :)
    – frcake
    Commented Oct 24, 2022 at 9:54
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    Yeah, I know what you mean there. Maybe we could include it in question help text. We need to redesign the first-time asker modal thing anyway to help quell the tide of off-topic hardware questions, so maybe we could fit it in there too.
    – n00dles Mod
    Commented Oct 24, 2022 at 12:44

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Well, we aren't "redesigning the whole thing." for a start. We are ust getting the graphic design template that used to come with site graduation. That's it.

Also, "rewarding" is not necessary in any case - if we need to hear a sound we ask the OP to post a link to a sample. If the question or answer is good it gets upvotes, which are the reward.

You can always add a bounty if you like - that's always an option.


A whole lot of the posts that include sound bites or video links are nothing more than "What's this effect/sound?"

I don't think we should be rewarding people who replace actual research effort with copy/paste YouTube links.

Sure, there are times when a link will help, but there are many more that are an excuse to not bother explaining the issue in searchable text.

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