I saw this on Music Practice questions, and went to add an answer, and poof it was gone. Now if I want to answer it I have to register for that other board. Why should I do that? I'm not in the habit of recommending software.

By the way the question asked for 'an application'. The one answer is for a web site. I wanted to add an Android App. Neither of these are 'software' in the usual programming sense.

Software / online purchase of guitar / piano loops


are 2 newer questions that did not get migrated. What's different about them?

  • See: meta.music.stackexchange.com/questions/2299/…
    – Dom Mod
    Nov 4 '15 at 0:07
  • Also it's super easy to join another SE so that should not prevent you from answering a question on another SE.
    – Dom Mod
    Nov 4 '15 at 0:14
  • So was I wrong to recommend the smartchord app for this question: music.stackexchange.com/a/38708/23218?
    – hpaulj
    Nov 4 '15 at 0:16
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    IMO, it's not really a good fit here and would be better on a site like software recs.
    – Dom Mod
    Nov 4 '15 at 0:18
  • Then someone needs to assign it a useful tag or 2, something like 'music-composition' (6 entires). Or be merciful and just put it one hold as off topic.
    – hpaulj
    Nov 4 '15 at 0:50
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    We have a composition tag already. I'm not really sure what you're getting at with the tags as this is more about scope than anything else
    – Dom Mod
    Nov 4 '15 at 1:05
  • When that question was migrated it was left tagless, reducing the chance that someone knowledgeable would notice it. I see that you answered one 'music-composition' question on that board. What led you to that question? Ultimately my concern is - what maximizes the chance that this poster will get useful answers?
    – hpaulj
    Nov 4 '15 at 17:51
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    Tags are independent across sites, we can't help it if the destination site has no matching tags -- it has to be edited after the fact.
    – user28
    Nov 6 '15 at 21:35
  • Shouldn't the person who migrated it take responsibility for finding a few good tags? IF the real goal of the migration is help them get good answers. But I doubt if that's the real reason for migration.
    – hpaulj
    Nov 12 '15 at 2:46
  • I agree that this question is a better fit here than SW recs. It does seem to be the current feeling that such questions are off-topic but I'd like to see that changed - see my answer to the question Dom linked to in the first comment.
    – topo morto
    Dec 12 '15 at 10:15

Please don't answer off-topic questions. And if you don't want to register for a site that accepts such questions/answers, you don't have to — but that really has nothing to do with us.

Quick migrations are exactly what we want. The OP doesn't need to sit around while we debate and dither, delete/lock posts, etc. They should be directed to the place where they can get their question addressed as soon as possible.

As for why the other two were not migrated — a moderator was not involved with their closure. A non-moderator cannot suggest a migration to a site that is not one of our set migration paths. Right now the only option is Meta, but soon an option for Music Fans will be added. If you feel that Software Recs should be added instead of Sound Design, please add an answer here and explain: Migration pathways

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    The reason I objected is that I figured there are more musicians on this board who know about relevant apps than there are software gurus on that board who know about music. So far that question has gotten 2 poor quality answers. I've seen the same thing happen when questions got moved from SO to Code Review - they died of neglect.
    – hpaulj
    Nov 6 '15 at 21:41
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    @hpaulj Rocken Cowboy is from our site and if you want to answer the question there you can. We don't recommend software period because the site is very focused on specific topics of music practice and theory rather than suggesting software to someone. The question is off-topic here and on-topic there.
    – Dom Mod
    Nov 7 '15 at 14:36
  • @hpaulj Also SO and Code Review have completely different scopes.
    – Dom Mod
    Nov 7 '15 at 15:33
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    It looks like Rocken Cowboy followed this migration link over. Good for him. I chose not to. I suspect that if the OP had just asked about 'resources' it would have stayed. Books and static web pages are apparently ok, dynamic pages and apps are not.
    – hpaulj
    Nov 12 '15 at 2:54

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