We're having discussions now about individual questions, and types of questions. In a few days or so, I'm going to open a meta discussion about what we might want to do differently in our help center guidance page. I don't want to do that yet, and here's why.
With very few exceptions, Sound Design has been working admirably well for the last few years since its inception on the SE 1.0 platform. They evolved independently of us and did something that I think many of our sites might have benefited from doing as well - they didn't solve problems that they didn't have.
While the shopping and purely fun questions aren't as narrowly-scoped as most of us would hope for, they didn't do what our chief concern fear they'll do when it comes to these, they didn't overrun the site.
Let's continue to look at individual questions on a case by case basis. There may be an argument here that purely fun questions might be a little too much in the open ended platform, but recommendations for products and such can work, as we've seen, and they've been working here. They may end up working well in a brand new proposal about to launch.
We need to fix problems, and we need to take care of our content and quality. But give it some time before you really start in on these discussions. Additionally, the existing Sound Design community did not have a meta site for three years, and we're actively working to help them discover it and become interested in participating here. Until that happens, perhaps in a month or so, the conversation is likely to be rather one-sided.
I'm not saying don't flag and don't vote to close, of course you should use your privileges. Just please, favor editing, selective pruning and content that could actually help future visitors. This is going to be a bit of a slow process, but I think Sound Design is going to be a shining example of how folks relaxed just a little, and still managed to maintain a site we're proud to put our logo on.