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Request for LilyPond Syntax Highlighting

On the Music Practice and Theory Stack Exchange main site there are over 400 Questions with the lilypond tag. These are based on the music programming language LilyPond, with most such questions and ...
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Meta-SE discussion about "unpinning" accepted answers

We should probably weigh in on this discussion that's looking for input from the component SE sites. The proposal is to no longer "pin" the accepted answer to be the first displayed, and ...
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Feature request: We have the notation already. Can we make it easier to access and how can we hear it played (synthesized not recorded)?

The abcjs and jTab extensions seem to work well enough when they're used. Two thoughts on improving them, based on my experience with the online schematic editor linked to https://electronics....
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Can this stack exchange incorporate a basic notation add-in so that responses are easier to understand? [duplicate]

It's difficult to read/interpret musical notation/shorthand in responses. I could give plenty of examples of times when the QWERTY keyboard was a less-than-ideal tool for expressing musical ideas, ...
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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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Create a musician and singer resume

In Stack Overflow there is a functionality to maintain a developer resume. What about musicians and singers? Is it possible to make something similar?
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Request to implement ABCjs arpeggio symbol (and a note regarding other decorations)

A question regarding the interpretation of a vertical arpeggio symbol revealed that the SE ABCjs implementation does not render the arpeggio decoration. (An answer attempted to use it.) For example, ...
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Should we create a FAQ about Music Theory?

I see a lot of people asking duplicate questions (including me). So should we create one page to list the most duplicated questions so that it can prevent it more effectively than commenting on every ...
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Proposal: The MP&T "precognitive" badge be retired

As I understand it, the "Precognitive" badge can no longer be earned for Music: Practice and Theory. I suggest to move it to the "Retired" list. From https://music.stackexchange....
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"you cannot vote again after retracting": applies to just that question?

When attempting to retract a close vote, one is asked to confirm the retraction with a message saying: "you cannot vote again after retracting". That applies just to the specific question, ...
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Open images and links in a new tab instead of the current

Images and links in questions and answers open in the current tab, redirecting away from SE. With use of the browser back-button you end up where you were, including the position you scrolled to, ...
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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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Can the idiotic jTab thing just cease to exist please

Stop the madness. What kind of a campaign is needed to get the idiotic formatter to just stop formatting PRE-FORMATTED TEXT. This is pre-formatted text
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Are book recommendations on topic?

I got interested in basso continuo and so searched the site and found this great question with many useful answers: How can I learn thoroughbass? But then I wondered about whether a product ...
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Feature request: embeddable hosted audible sound clips

In my opinion, the difficulty of embedding actual audible music hinders communicating ideas about music on music.stackexchange.com. Off-site services Youtube and SoundCloud can be used (see YouTube ...
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Why can't we close and migrate Music Stack Exchange questions to anywhere other than the Music Meta Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

When clicking on "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" in a question's "close" menu on Music Stack Exchange, the only Stack Exchange offered as an option is music.meta....
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Enable MathJAX?

Someone asked a question about why picked guitar strings sound different from finger-plucked strings. A complete answer to this is very math-heavy for this site. I posted my answer here: https://...
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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?

ABCjs integration now available 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 ...
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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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