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How can I appeal a closed question?

I asked a question here and its reason for closing is... not even relevant to what the question is asking. It's so irrelevant that I'm having a difficult time defending against it outside of "the ...
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Add migration to Music Fans to the close vote options [duplicate]

I see this was proposed 5 years ago. Can we do it now? Add migration to Music Fans as an option to the close vote menu?
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How “basic” is basic for “basic analysis question” from the off-topic close description?

Sure, no one likes "What key is this completely diatonic pop song in", or "what is C-E-G-A♯", or their million uninspiring counterparts. But the close reasons we have seem to expressly forbid "chord/...
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What criteria should we use when choosing close reasons for marginal questions?

Sometimes we get questions that seem like they may be closed or put on hold for multiple reasons. I have in mind this question at the moment. The question is asking about analyzing MusicXML files ...
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What is the correct flag for questions which simply request external resources or book lists?

Sometimes we see questions which seem to be simple requests for external resources. Another variant on this is the request for titles from the literature on some topic. This is something that I have ...
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Do the “do my homework for me” questions deserve a canned close reason?

I just ran into a question asking to place a couple dozen notes described in scientific pitch notation onto a scale. That's obviously someone trying to get the community to do his homework for him, ...
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Request for software with specific features closed as off topic: Any use rewording it?

I know the meta section is overflowing with these kind of questions, but I'm still having trouble interpreting the policy. I recently asked if there is any guitar learning software that offers a ...
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Why is Genre Placement Off Topic?

Take a look at this question: https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/45218/rhythm-blues-vs-blues It has been put on hold for being off-topic, because genre placement is off-topic. Now, the only ...
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Why is this question on hold as asking for a recommendation for specific equipment?

Keyboard for a beginner to learn to play some popular tunes It doesn't mention specific equipment, nor does it ask for recommendations for specific equipment. It did have the word 'recommendation' ...
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Change close reason about finding sheet music

Before anything else, I agree question of type "[link/name of piece or song] sounds/is/looks/whatevers cool, search the sheet music for me" should be closed. Nowadays, with the internet and advanced ...
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Bad formatting: “Questions about transcribing or finding a particular song —”

Today, on the Off Topic Closing Reasons I found this bug:
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Wording of the close reason for “bad” analysis questions

We've come up with some criteria for allowing analysis questions here: If some analysis of specific works is to be allowed, what are the criteria? What should the wording of the close reason be for ...
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Question closure: inconsistency?

This came up just a couple of days ago on this question. Commenters seemed to side on the side of not closing it, but it was closed, citing that listing ways for musicians to find other musicians was ...
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New close reason suggestion for health and legal question

Recently we got this question and over my time here I feel that there have been other questions where the only advice we can give is to see a doctor, lawyer, ect. Off the top of my head here are two ...
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Should external resource lists be allowed on the site?

I was looking at the question Guitar fretboard diagram generators Providing a list of ways that are often used to diagram fretboards is fine, but when It's specifically asking "Are there any ...
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the definition of opinion-based

Excuse me. An opinion-based question: Which question is more opinion-based: liszt-s-566-schumann-widmung-v-s-liszt-liebestraum-no-3 or can-a-24-year-old-learn-to-play-violin-viola-proficiently? May I ...
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Redundant off-topic reasons?

Ok? 0.o Questions on identifying a particular song, genre, instrument, etc. based on a sample or picture are off-topic as they're rarely useful to future readers. Questions on identifying (or ...