We've been getting a few questions lately that are audio and video related, but aren't primarily about audio and video production.
I'm talking about questions like:
- What should I look for in good headphones?
- Send audio linux -> mac
- Hardware/software to project video wirelessly?
- What are the various desktop streaming softwares for justin.tv and the likes?
I think of these in the same way I would think of "home theater" questions - yes they're about audio and video, but they aren't really "for engineers, producers, editors, and enthusiasts spanning the fields of audio, video, and media creation" as presently defined in our FAQ.
I want to hear from the community about these. Do we want these kinds of questions here? This seems to be the obvious place to ask them since there's an expectation that our community would know the answers, but that makes us more into a general A/V site than a production-oriented site. More Super User than Stack Overflow, if you will. It's different than I personally would expect. I would rather ask the community than just immediately remove them from the site.
What do you all think? All of these questions have some merit. The question is, do they have merit here.
UPDATE: It's been a while since I chimed in, but I think it's fairly clear from this question that nobody who's speaking up wants these questions here. Unless there's further debate I'm going to be closing non-production, "home theater" or "audiophile" type questions and directing people to the Home Theater proposal that Flimsy linked.