I asked this question How to determine whether audio is music or not

I have read https://superuser.com/help/on-topic and I am baffled as to why was it put on hold and later closed as OFFTOPIC by not only one but FIVE moderators!

I have later rephrased eliminating all the intro as to why would I want to achieve what I ask but I see no change.
I can't post link to original phrasing but I'm sure you masters of superuser have access to that.
If somebody kind enough cares to explain why was it offtopic I would deeply appreciate also to name another place where it would be appropriate to ask it. Thanks.

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    It wasn't closed by Moderators, but community members. You're asking for software recommendation, which superuser.com/help/on-topic mentions are offtopic. asking for a shopping or product recommendation. See also: How do I ask a question that may require recommending software?
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Jul 2, 2013 at 10:49
  • what if I say "my brain can detect whether a sound stream is music or not. how can I detect music from an audio clip using a computer instead of my brain", whould it still get offtopic? how should I phrase this and where should I ask that if not superuser?! Jul 2, 2013 at 10:56
  • does this comply with rules and suggestions?: "I would like to listen to talkshows and newsreports from a certain radio station but not to their music. My brain can detect whether a temporally delimited sound stream is music or not, so when an annoying song begins playing on that radio station, I turn the volume off then after 3-4 minutes I turn it up again. How can I make use of a PC instead of brain to perform the same action? I googled but found no solutions yet, therefore I'm turning to you, Super-Users. " Jul 2, 2013 at 11:33
  • yes, that does seem fine - please edit the question
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Jul 2, 2013 at 11:34
  • @Sathya thanks for the clarifications. Your comments have answered the question. Jul 2, 2013 at 18:26

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I've edited the question further to better match what is on-topic for here and voted to re-open the question. Use it as a guide for further questions of this type. You may also find this meta post useful:

How do I ask a question that may require recommending software?

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