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What's the best practice regarding borderline duplicate cases?

Recently there have been a few instances where, although I don't personally believe something is a duplicate, I mark it as a duplicate to bring attention to the relationship between the questions. ...
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Voting for closure and migration of questions

When off-topic questions are posted, one of the reasons for closure available to voters is that "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network." But when that selection is made, ...
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What to do with Very Low Quality flags in the review queues for answers that are really Not an Answer?

I have noticed a few answers showing up in the review queues lately which were flagged as Very Low Quality, but which were clearly Not an Answer since the posted answers were actually questions ...
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Are questions on writing by composers on-topic? [duplicate]

As https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/q/7003/1055 and https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/q/7001/1055 were unilaterally migrated, I thought to check.
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Can my edit be approved before the post is locked?

I suggested this edit to correct grammar, before it was approved by 1 member but was automatically rejected because of a moderator's lock. As it "has historical significance" and can still be seen, ...
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Closure and Deletion: Why do some conductors quiver their body or grimace?

https://music.stackexchange.com/q/69979/26407 was closed by 2 users and 1 moderator. Doesn' tit involve music practice and performance? On May 5 18, it was automatically deleted. Please undelete?
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Is it allowed to ask for general feedback on arrangement?

There is a SE site called Codereview that is a splendid complement to Stackoverflow. In the latter one you typically ask questions that has a clear answer. But on Codereview a question is typically ...
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Advice for my 30-day suspension for only 2 answers?

On Jun 10 2018, I was suspended for 30 days for posting 2 answers. The previous time that I posted anything was Apr 2 2018. Yet I think I could've solved any difficulties without a suspension? 1st ...
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Why was my answer referring to an interview with Elliott Carter unilaterally deleted?

Why was this deleted? How doesn't Elliott Carter answer the question in his video? On 12 July 2018, I transcribed him. Please undelete? I can't comment on deleted posts. So I reply here. Moderator "...
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Are we allowed to post videos here for your music to be critiqued?

Are we allowed to post a link for a youtube video here and ask for feedback?
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Is the “baroque” tag inconsistent?

We have a classical-period tag and a romantic-period tag, but then we have the baroque tag. Is it worth changing this to "baroque-period" for the sake of consistency/my OCD? After all, as Richard ...
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Is this site a good place to share your music for others to comment on

I was wondering if it would be appropriate to share say an mp3 of improvisation or some composition on a pdf or if this is not that kind of site?
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Can I ask here about lyrics of music and meanings?

I was wondering if here is the best place to ask about lyrics of music, since I did not find any other place for that.
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How does the “be nice” policy apply to comments on Music.SE?

Occasionally, critical comments are posted to questions about theory. Once recent example is: I find this sort of question both pointless and rather sad. I flagged the comment containing this ...
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Are questions about music appreciation pertinent?

Since we, as music lovers, are usually familiar with some styles and curious about others, would it make sense to ask about suggestions on how to best enjoy music X or Y? E.g. : Alice is a Bach lover ...
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Where's the line between an answer and spam?

This answer is mostly an answer and then at the end it promotes what seems to be the answerer's web site: https://music.stackexchange.com/a/71542/6070 The web site name matches the user name, so it'...
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How does one ask a learning method question?

For example, is it better to learn the guitar using an all-fourths turning if your goal is more than strumming pop/folk chords on all six strings. Many professional musicians use this turning and ...
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Our on-topic page currently says that 'identifying a… technique' is off topic, but does that reflect our current feelings?

I see some 'identifying a technique' questions that are closed... What Instruments could have been used to make this 'seashell'-sound? (though that's more identifying an instrument than a ...
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What's up with this question:

Do sounds from different musical instrument merge together into one wave? One day with 19 upvotes and 27 on the answer? Based on our normal numbers, that seems wildly out of proportion. Not to ...
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Is it ok to ask book recommendations on music/ piano on stack exchange?

I have been evaluating a few books but not being able to determine which is better. I am not sure if I can ask about them on stack exchange, because I have faced rather strong and rude reactions to a ...
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How does this site prefer to see a question with many examples?

Let’s say a user has put a fair bit of research into a question. If there are many examples of text or sheet music—say, the user is interested in several measures of some piece of sheet music and has ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Answer on “Why do we have same chord but different name?”

Why do we have same chord but different name? I flagged this answer with the "not an answer" flag. Flag was declined because flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an ...
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“Taking the temperature” of MP&T participation

A cardinal guideline across all SE sites is the dictum to "be nice" in one's comments and responses. Based on my limited time on MP&T it would appear that participants to this site are in ...
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May I ask this question?

I'm not familiar with the site (Music.SE) or its Meta. There's a question I'd like to ask but I'm not sure if you'll like it. I'd like to: Post the first line of a (country) song -- 5 measures -- ...
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Seemliness check: Why did Boulez judge Bartók's Violin Concerto to have “weaknesses, but also no contradictions”?

I fret about possible downvotes and closures, and so like this, please let me check seemliness here. If my question is on-topic, please migrate it to the main site. My question is: Andrew Clements ...
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Is this question about composition and collaboration on topic/not too broad?

I've been listening to a lot of musical theater lately, and have become curious about the process of writing songs where different people are the composer/lyricist (for example, Rogers and Hammerstein,...
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Downvotes: How can I learn to hear an octave-displaced popular piece, as easily as the popular piece?

Why was How can I learn to hear an octave-displaced popular piece, as easily as the popular piece? downvoted? This comment states: I've downvoted as it's not a good question - we don't know what's ...
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Answer on What is it about the blues chord progression that makes the blues feel?

Here we have a very knowledgable user who has chosen to mutilate what could have been a good post with nonsense: What is it about the blues chord progression that makes the blues feel? If you've ...
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Is feedback on music book authors on-topic?

These appear to be: Working through George Lawrence Stone's stick control book, Can learning music theory from this book teach me enough to start composing?, Is Hanon's "Virtuoso Pianist&...
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Should we accept superficial edits on questions which have been closed?

I just reviewed and rejected a suggested edit on this question. The original question was clearly off-topic, and it was closed as such. The suggested edit made some superficial grammar corrections, ...
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Why does the “Ask Question” button have two different colors?

The color changes in both the main site and the meta: On question lists On question editing panels
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Question Cleanup: Could we curate a list of questions with good answers on common topics?

One of our moderators recently posted about the increasing need to keep the site tidy - and one of the tasks there is voting to close questions that are duplicates. Of course this often a good thing ...
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Are questions in the style of code review SE allowed?

CodeReview.SE lets you post a section of code (usually <100 lines) and other users can review it. Is this allowed in Music P+T SE? Examples: What are the difficulties of the piece Moonlight ...
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Is it OK to copy-paste your own answers to different questions?

Earlier today a user posted three answers to three different questions, the final two of which were almost entirely copy-pasted from the user's original answer, and each with a link to a YouTube video ...
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Can you ask about configurations for musical equipment?

I'm looking for a place to ask about the use of certain effects pedals with my bass guitar... is that considered off-topic here?
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Are questions tagged [software] off-topic?

Some such tagged, recent questions remain open. Mine was closed.
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Discussion around chord progressions being 'off-topic'

I have a question about my Music: Practice & Theory Stack Exchange post: What's the key and verse chord progression in this song? I believe that the rule forbidding users from asking for help ...
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The “learning” tag

Why do we have the learning tag? The whole purpose of this site is learning. Usually it's used to refer specifically to beginners learning to play, but I'm not sure it's useful to have a tag for that (...
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What's the the learning-resources tag for?

Just spotted this question... What are some good, free resources to teach myself to play piano? ..and its use of the learning-resources tag. This tag doesn't have any usage guidance, but given that ...
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Instrument-Identification tag

The first question I asked on this site was about identfiying instruments in a music track (What happened to that question ? I dont see it in my past questions list !) It got deleted because "...
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What happened to our chat?

I'm new to meta, so.. Let's get straight to this, what happen to our chat, how can it so awful quiet? When I go down there, and ask for anyone, then @Dom replied: Yep usually only a short burst ...
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How do you change your profile picture

Can anyone help I’m new to this and don’t know how to change profile picture every time I click change profile picture and click the picture or identicon nothing happens
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How to respond to questions edited after answers are posted

Sometimes a user will ask a question, receive some answers, and then edit his/her original question in response to the answers, in an attempt to provide clarity. (One example is found here.) There ...
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Should we be answering questions that are off topic?

Today we've got this question: How should I say "I want to leave a band" IMO this question is clearly off topic and belongs on Interpersonal Skills. Should we be posting answers to this ...
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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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What to learn/do first questions

Today we have new question - or maybe not: What to learn first? Maybe my memory is playing tricks on me, but seems to me that this or very similar questions pop up regularly. Should we have a ...
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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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Suggested Edit status is showing rejected but it shows pending review in the review section

I suggested an edit on this post. This post was vandalized by the original poster and picked by SmokeDetector in Charcoal HQ. I used the source of previous version to restore it with a minor spelling ...
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Do links to Wikipedia hurt the site?

A comment to this question says: The reason such a problem even exist is because Google has assigned a high "value" to SE pages. If more than x% of SE is filled with lmgtfy, Google would soon self-...

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