This question is about this question: How can extra (digital) data be hidden on VCR/VHS tapes?

I think this is a good question. I like it, it's interesting, and its answers provide insight into the real-world characteristics of VHS tapes.

It's been closed, and I think that's a shame. What can we do to make this question on-topic?

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    Possibly the question is too open ended. It neither qualifies as a question about actual history, nor is the poster interested in actually pursuing a modern solution to this problem. I think questions about hypothetical historical situations will always be off topic here. Mar 3, 2021 at 19:12
  • Guilty as charged. The question was a nice and well formed puzzle, so I gave in - despite the fact that it is in no way computer related - eventually except the fact that he wants to use one. All details and solutions are purely analogue and based on analogue material and tools. So as pipe says, World building is a better place - despite the hardware/compute/technical elements.
    – Raffzahn
    Mar 8, 2021 at 18:28
  • On-topic to retrocomputing specifically? Mar 9, 2021 at 0:46
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    @snips-n-snails That was my intention, yes.
    – wizzwizz4 Mod
    Mar 9, 2021 at 7:22

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Migrate it to Worldbuilding where they are used to answer open-ended hypothetical but science-based questions:

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