musicbyandy wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:47 pm
...I don't think that the original poster advocated for types of performances. I think the original poster asked, "How about shows...and collaborations....?" I don't believe that questions can be identified as advocating...
Advocate, verb: to publicly support or recommend a particular cause or policy.
In this case, I think that that we can, in fact, correctly interpret the OP's questions as implicitly advocating certain types of performances. While not all
questions can be identified as advocating for their subject matter, some of them quite clearly do so. It is rather naive (and/or overly literal) to read such questions as genuine enquiries, when it seems rather obvious that a person is wanting to solicit support for their own ideas.
I think there may be a term for it, when a person phrases their statements in the form of a question that is not really a question at all, because they already have the answer, and thus they are simply making a point or seeking validation for their own view, etc..