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Questions tagged [feature-request]

You have an idea for a new feature, or for a change to the existing functionality.

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Request: Person must give reason for downvote

Asking effective questions is more of an art than a science. I request new function - person must give reason for downvoting question For instance, I believe my question is clear, yet someone is ...
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Upvote and Downvote icons are rests

It would be really fun and make music stack exchange even more unique if the upvote icon on a post could be a half-rest, and the downvote icon could be a whole-rest.
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When posts by moderators are flagged, do they get any say on its status?

Flagged posts go to the moderators for decisions, right?, They get to make the choice. let's suppose there's a user called User A, and User B, a moderator. When User A flags someone's post, User B and ...
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Can we have some beginners guide to ABC notation for new users, or at least a note when posting saying “SE supports ABC notation using this syntax:”

I ask because the only reason I'm even aware it's possible to include embedded sheet music in a question without just embedding an image is because I asked a question on meta about lilypond: there's ...
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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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Why won't my jTab chord diagrams render side-by-side?

I just finished adding some chord diagrams to an answer of mine using jTab. I wanted to see three or four chord diagrams side-by-side, and my custom chord syntax was rendering nicely on the jTab page. ...
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Could a tag be added for mallet percussion?

Could a tag be added for mallet percussion? It's so different from drumset, snare, timpani, etc. There isn't even a marimba tag, so I couldn't use that as a workaround.
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meta.SE question - “Can we find a way make sure that new users acknowledge the on-topic page before being able to post?”

I've noticed a lot of new users come in and ask reasonable-but-actually-off-topic questions.... and asked: Can we find a way make sure that new users acknowledge the on-topic page before being able ...
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How to ask a poll question

Is there a way to ask a poll question that allows members to provide feedback? I know this type of question (one without an obvious answer) is frowned upon, but I've seen it on other sites and was ...
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After ABC … XYZ?

Feature request: Once we have ABC markup rendering for musical excerpts in posts, the killer app for this would be a site-wide thematic index of posts. A montage of single measures of music, and you ...
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Separate code rendering and jTab

I feel like jTab and code snippets should be created and presented differently, have a look at the current design: jTab Code In my opinion at least, neither design works. The text for the code ...
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Question color is too light

The color of the question titles on https://music.stackexchange.com/ is #817bd3, which does not follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It'd be great to darken the color. From ...
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Should we agree on requesting ABC music markup now, unequivocally?

Please contribute to Which questions/answers would most benefit from music markup like ABC? and How could ABC notation be embedded in our posts' Markdown? It's probably safe to say that everybody ...
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improvements in the tour

I would like to propose in the tour, to point out the importance of searching in the 'Search' for a question before asking it on SE. The questions come up time and again, an asked question or ...
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Why isn't there any tool for making quick scores on this SE? [duplicate]

Math stack exchange implements Latex language to quickly draw math. It should be useful to implements a similar tool for scores in order to develop or criticized one's interprtation of the chords of a ...
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Migration pathways

As we have now graduated I have looked at all the migrations we have made since May 2011, and I think the 3 obvious migration routes for us are: Meta Music Fans Sound Design We have also migrated a ...
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Make jtab active on the meta so we can have a formatting sandbox

Today this question came up where the OP wanted to use jtab in his post, but it wasn't rending even though the website for jtab showed it working. It took a lot of trial and error from me and the OP ...
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Can we please remove the JTab plugin (or at least make it optional) [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to format an answer, and it's being a huge headache. It normally would be really simple, all I need is to apply preformat to some portions, but because the spawn from hell known ...
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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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Editing side-bar

On Stack Overflow if I click 'edit' under a post I am taken to the editing page for that post. The page has a sidebar stating: How to Edit fix grammatical or spelling errors clarify meaning without ...
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“What is the name of that song” kind of questions [duplicate]

In movies.stackexchange.com there is a find that movie tag where the asker of a question describe the story and the other members help him find out the name of the movie (or similar). Can we have ...
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Closing Reason: Migrate to Music Fans

After the Music Fans site enters the public beta phase, can we get a migrate to Music Fans Closing Reason? There are many questions here that could fit there.
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thanking the responders in a way that does not violate the rule

My understanding of this matter is that SE rules do not allow saying " thank you" in questions, answers and comments. I am also aware that SE encourages "paying forward" and upvoting their answers, ...
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accept more than one answer

In some questions that I have asked, more than one person has contributed equally great answers but unfortunately i wasn't allowed to accept both answers. Could the rule possibly be amended to allow ...
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privilege to vote up a comment

I can vote up a post but am still unable to vote up a comment - ie. the small print below a response. Do i have to earn an additional privilege (which requires grater amount of points)? Thanks ☺
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Are we doing hats this December?

Are we having HATS this year? We did last year. Hats are cool.
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Standardize inline chord symbol formatting

I love asking, answering, and reading questions/answers about chords, but lately I've noticed it is sometimes when a question/answer talks about chords, notes, and keys all the letters kind of run ...
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Music: Practice and Theory email digest?

Is there an email digest for this site yet like many of the other Stack Exchange sites? It's my favorite way to see the questions from the past week and to see some unanswered questions that need ...
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Could we add a prompt to upvote questions that have upvoted answers?

It's interesting that we often have answers that are voted much higher than the question that prompted them. In the name of encouraging questions, could we add a prompt to MP&T that suggests the ...
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Decision: Request ABC Notation support from the SE developers [duplicate]

There is currently a question regarding asking SE developers to implement Lilypond markup for our SE site. I would suggest ABC Notation support instead of Lilypond because there is already an open-...
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Request Lilypond support from the SE developers [duplicate]

The other decision question is going reasonably well, so here goes the next. There's been some talk in the past about a music markup language. This question is to see if we can decide to request ...
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Would it not be better to have people state their real identity at least in their profile?

It appears to me that not requiring a real identity, at least in the profile, is reinforcing poor behavior in this forum. It seems many people hide behind their virtual moniker, tossing crap every ...
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Will a music markup language be added to Music SE? If not, then what is the preferred way of entering standard notation? [duplicate]

For background reading on this question, see: Is there some sort of mark-up for music notation? Don't you think this music site just lacks the music itself?
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Handling of duplicates: add backlink, merge?

I marked a question as duplicate. After reaching 5 consents, the question is closed and marked as duplicate. Form the newer to the older question there is my "potential duplicate" link. Some finer ...
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Being able to toggle on jTab instead of being on by default

Can we have the option to toggle on and off jTab? As it is right now if there are any note names in code blocks turn into guitar chords and this site is about so much more than guitar chords. I'm ...
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How should lists of resources be handled?

The dreaded "list of resources" questions have come up during the recent scope discussions. One answer to the question is that they shouldn't be handled at all, but I strongly believe that there is a ...
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Improved support for displaying accidentals

In this question, people use various ways to notate double sharps: F## Fx F double-sharp All of these are reasonable ways to work around the lack of an available double sharp symbol. The same ...
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Allow redirection to Sound Design [duplicate]

I'm trying to flag a post as being relevant for Sound Design SE. As I go through the check boxes, the only site I can recommend migrating it to is Meta. I suspect that we'll see sound design ...
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First Posts Problems

Recently I've noticed that most first posts/late answers are way off-topic. A lot of new users don't know the rules and ask for lists, equipment recommendation etc. I guess that people don't really ...
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New synonym to violin tag: fiddle

Could someone make/suggest fiddle as synonym tag to violin. I don't have enough reputation points and its quite common sense that violin is called fiddle often, and fiddle means violin in what ...
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Tag Creation with low-none reputation

I wrote a question about djing and wanted to add some tags to it like "djing", "tutorial" but couldn't because of the 150+ rep. If there are "too few" tags in the system it could be allowed to "...
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Don't you think this music site just lacks the music itself? [duplicate]

Stack Overflow is a site about programming, a discipline that deals with code. To deal effectively with the code they implemented Markdown in their editor, an awesome software solution that allows ...
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Can we have a formatting sandbox?

Specifically for getting jTab blocks to look right without blowing through the revision-limit, I think it would be useful to have a CW sandbox question on the main site (since jTab isn't enabled on ...
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Add a new off topic reason

I think that we need to add something about asking for resources to the list of off topic flag reasons. It isn't uncommon to see questions asking for drumless tracks, or for a good sound editor.
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code block (lilypond) rendering

When I open this page: How can I force LilyPond to repeat a chord symbol (relates to alternate endings)? (using firefox), the correct code blocks (question and answer) flash up for a fraction of a ...
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Eeeek! The chat logo forgot its Wheaties!

The logo on the page of Music.SE's chat rooms has shrunk. It's obviously forgotten its Wheaties and is practically unreadable (give or take a little). If we could just find those Wheaties... <...
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Make this nice new question the idealized example in the “about” page!

This question. Playing a Coltrane polychord and the limits of space Isn't that just perfect? Isn't that just great to see a little query, well asked, attractive (pictures are pretty), that just ...
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Add a staff generator capability [duplicate]

This site is obviously about music. So I think that it would be a good idea to have some sort of staff generator. Instead of having to go out to the internet to try to find an example of what we are ...
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Add a link about jTab to the editing help page

I know I can find it if I search for it, but wouldn't it be cool if it were linked from the editing-help page?
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Off-topic link to Sound Design SE

I've seen many other sites have close options that questions belong on another site. E.g. English to Writers SE. I think Music SE should have an option "Belongs on Sound Design SE". I don't know if ...