If you write something and want somebody to help you make it happen (by putting in money or distribution or production services) you will get feedback from them in the form of notes.
Suppose the person writing “It’s a Small World” wrote the following quatrain
There is just one moon and one golden sun
And a fish means Thursday to everyone
There’s so much that we share, that it’s time we’re aware
It’s a small, small world.
Notes come in the following varieties:
“A fish does not mean Thursday to everyone. It just means Thursday to some people. Replace with something that does mean something to everyone”
“Not true that there is just one moon — there are many moons in the solar system. Change to a line that reflects a more accurate number of moons.”
REALLY NOT HELPFUL
“The world is actually quite large. Consider altering song to reflect this fact.”
Maybe writers should take only the helpful notes?
Or maybe they shouldn’t even take those.