Do questions on EL&U need to contain the text that forms the topic of the question, or can they essentially be just a link to a video?
Consider this question:
It asks, "What does the woman say in the movie?", and gives a link to the movie, or perhaps to the relevant section. The question is impossible to answer without going into the link. Relying on links, of course, leaves the post at the mercy of link rot and the like. Link-only questions tend to get short shrift at EL&U, and even across other SE sites for this very reason. This could be considered sufficient reason to close the question.
However, audio-to-text transcription is by nature difficult to reduce to text in the asking. Aside from that (and from the research requirement), it fits the FAQ guidelines of being reasonably scoped, answerable definitively, and so on.
Some research on this meta question:
- What's the right way to ask a question about a scenario in a TV program?
- Are questions about gestures on-topic?
The TV program question relates to subtitles, but that doesn't help here because subtitles are reducible to text.
In the other case, gestures were ruled out because they weren't English, but with the transcription question, we're dealing with English all the way through.
So ... is the transcription question on-topic at EL&U?