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How are accounts with spam profiles handled?

I stumbled upon two obviously bogus user profiles that simply serve as spam. Neither has posted anything, so they can't be flagged. Is this a common problem, and how should it be handled? Account #1: ...
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Anniversary Celebrations

Music: Practice & Theory is turning ten years old! (If you’re curious, you can see our very first question here.) To celebrate, Stack Exchange is collecting some thoughts for a blog post to ...
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A proposal for dealing with certain over-broad questions

Background The question What is the function of this chord progression in Schubert's “Winterreise”? was closed as needing "details or clarity." In response to various comments, the OP did ...
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On closing vs. tolerating weak questions

I've had several occasions recently where I've felt frustrated, either by deleted comments or by closed threads (others, not my own). Although I have a music degree (theory major) and a lot I'd like ...
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Should we be more aggressive in deleting closed questions?

The accepted answer to the Meta post When should I vote to delete a question? advocates an aggressive approach to deleting closed questions. Summarizing, the author suggests: always deleting unclear ...
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Do I need to vote for both reopen and undelete, or is just one sufficient?

A question was closed because it was a request for equipment. It was later deleted altogether. I edited the question to reframe it and then voted both to reopen and to undelete. Were both votes needed,...
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Reputation sums not adding up

Today, my daily total showed 61. Adding up votes, I couldn't find where the odd 1 came from. What's its likely source?
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Can an old question be a duplicate of a new question?

Recently I have seen a flurry of old questions being flagged as duplicates of newer questions. Surely this is the wrong way round?
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How can we encourage at least some information to be included in the profiles?

I find with some questions, answering more succinctly is easier when there's reference to something in the OP's profile - whereabouts, experience, that sort of thing. The profile is hardly going to be ...
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Should there be a [finger-slide] or [legato-slide] tag to differentiate from [slide-guitar]

Today a user posted How should I do slides on guitar without hurting my fingers? and tagged it with slide-guitar. That tag was later removed, because the question seems to be about legato sliding with ...
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ABC.js does not render on mobile

When viewing answers that use ABC.js, the notation does not render, and I only see a code block with the plaintext ABC.js code. The notation renders correctly only when I view the edit history of the ...
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Questions with more answers than votes

The question How do you develop the ability to express yourself via your instrument (e.g. guitar for my case), as I write, has 0 votes (not just 0 score, but 0 votes) and 9 answers. That prompted me ...
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Where do we draw the line on product recommendations?

When an answer recommends a product, only recommends a product, but is a relevant and seemingly genuine recommendation rather than spam, is that an acceptable answer? And if not, which of downvoting, ...
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downvotes and voters

I understand dvs are part and parcel of the site - and a lot of you know my thoughts about their use. Today (so far!) I've had four, and feel there may be a serial dver on the loose. (It won't be the ...
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I think this question has been closed by mistake

Original title: Can I power my pedals and amp from a single power supply from a single wall outlet? Question asked in the body: Is there a product that I can plug into a wall outlet and use to power ...
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How do posts get into the “low quality” queue?

Title says it all: how do posts get into the "low quality posts" queue? When voting to close a question, there's no "low quality" option, and the "low quality" flag is ...
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Can't create tag synonym

I recently reached a reputation which enables me to create tag synonyms. I tried to prepose a tag synonym for anacrusis with pickup-measure, which I assume would be uncontroversial. Over a year ago, I ...
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Could SE ask for more details on the scores in questions

When one asks a question, Music SE asks to "provide details" but doesn't specify what details. In particular when quoting a score example, I think we should ask for: Author and title ...
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Do we have a canonical question on interval ear-training for non-singers?

I have some ideas for a post on how to practice ear training of intervals for people who have difficulty singing on pitch. There are a large number of questions to hunt through to try to find an ...
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Linking to other Music SE questions

Question Should sight-reading be emphasized less for piano instruction with new developments in technology appeared to me as similar to another question, so I put a link in the comment. As there was ...
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Please re-open “What is this open, vertical rectangular symbol?”

The question was closed as needing details/clarity. The information needed -- the piece from which the symbol in question came -- was already present, but "hidden" inside the image ...
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Using Meta to call attention to a post

Do we -- can we -- use Meta to call attention to posts, not for moderation purposes, but for giving a shoutout to posts that might otherwise be overlooked? Scenario #1 You post an answer to an old ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Soundcloud embedding - new issues?

I'm not sure whether I'm doing this wrong or it's just not working for me. We've been able to embed Soundcloud links for a while now - YouTube and SoundCloud embedding is now enabled even though there ...
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Discussion of a new tag for physical positioning issues aside from fingering

For the piano, and perhaps other instruments, we get a fair number of questions about hand/arm/wrist positions and motions for efficiently executing passages, producing good tone, and other issues ...
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Can I ask for constructive feedback on a song I rewrote and sang over an instrumental? Looking to become better at music [duplicate]

Can I ask for constructive feedback on a song I rewrote and sang over an instrumental? I'd like to know what needs improvement from musically inclined people. I'm not sure if it's okay to ask on this ...
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Can a single user have multiple accounts on a single SE? (Account merge possibly needed)

Related to Same person with two accounts? Between 30 December 2020 and 5 January 2021, there are 5 questions from "roro", which are tied to 4 unregistered "roro" accounts that ...
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List of topics having, or in need of, a solid, well-researched canonical post

Finding/Creating a Canonical Post When you find or create a Q&A that you feel is a good canonical Q&A for some topic, nominate it with a Meta post. Get a score of 10 or more, and it's canon. ...
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Shouldn't the OP get to decide whether a question is the same as another one?

Setting a question as Accepted means some kind of approval from the OP, "this answer's particular way of explaining things clarified the question for me." AFAIK, even if you have a zillion ...
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The Line Between Establishing Credibility and Bragging

I asked this question and immediately self-answered it. The intent of the self-answer was to explain the socio-cultural reasons why I believe the ukulele has garnered its reputation. In explaining ...
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Are these answers spam masquerading as good answers?

A new user has posted 8 answers (so far) clearly aimed at driving traffic to a particular website. The answers themselves don't raise flags with me (downvotes, maybe), and even the website reference ...
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Reopen request: Daily schedule of a composer

Just calling attention to the title question Daily schedule of a composer. I've voted to reopen. From the comments: Voting to re-open: I think this question fits well within the "constructive ...
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Proposed tag synonym: [trumpet-or-cornet] = [trumpet]

We currently have a trumpet tag, but there are a variety of questions for cornet which do not currently have an effective tag. I've created a trumpet-or-cornet tag and proposed it as a synonym for ...
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Do we create “stub” or “signpost” duplicate questions?

Do we ever create "intentional duplicates" for questions that have not been explicitly asked, but which have answers in other, related questions? Case in point There are several posts in ...
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Locked question “Instruments that are easy on left pinkie fingers” would benefit from [physical-limitations] tag

The question Instruments that are easy on left pinkie fingers is currently (and appropriately) locked. Since it has enough value to be kept accessible, it would benefit from having the physical-...
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Bulk editing: can it be done without clogging the Top Questions page?

It's become something of my hobby/quest to explore old MP&T posts. To seek out sets of related questions. To boldly go To find ways to improve the connections between them for future searchers. ...
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2020 Moderator Election - Results

Music: Practice & Theory's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them ...
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Seeking clarification on disputed flag

I raised a "not an answer" flag on How do I practice arpeggios on the piano?, which was resolved as "disputed". No quarrel with the resolution, just looking to refine my ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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cognitive bias of this site's userbase [closed]

A lot of users on this site are amateur musicians, and they want to feel relevant, so they don't want to admit that the best music was made 60 years ago, making them very irrelevant: https://music....
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Can you delete my account and my personal information?

I came across the site from Google yesterday , I seen some good questions on here so i tried to join up because I am a music educator and it was the only way I could see to give information as an ...
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Dead link report in Election message [closed]

On the page 2020 Moderator Election, the link More information about the candidates is not working.
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Can I undelete my question?

Earlier today, I posted a question and self-answer that proved unpopular (-3 to both). I deleted the answer so I could rethink it, but I also deleted the question, thinking it worked the same way. I ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Music: Practice & Theory is scheduled for an election next week, October 26. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of ...
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How can I go about sharing information about a potential opportunity for musicians here

Don't get me wrong, I'm not going for something like promoting an online music group. But if there an opportunity at an online music group (no money involved anywhere) which I think people here at ...
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Where are we on spelling edits?

I’m not as active as I once was. But I visit once a day. To prevent the “broken windows effect” I sometimes clear up obvious spelling mistakes. And for clarity. I don’t pick up on grammar, capitals ...
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Tag to address disabilities/limitations other than physical

There are currently three MP&T questions regarding dyslexia. With the understanding that this is a small number, and I don't immediately find other questions regarding non-physical types of ...
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“Fanatic” badge streak disrupted - Why was login via GitHub disabled yesterday? Is there a chance to recover the streak?

As stated in the title, login via GitHub was not available yesterday. I'm working towards a Fanatic Badge and was technically unable to fullfil the task. I'm asking just in case someone else is ...
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I want to start a series of questions on how to compose a song from x popular genre. May I?

I don't know how on other SEs question-series are started, so I thought simply to ask in meta. I want to start a series . Wikipedia does not fill this gap; for example, the article on country music ...

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