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Is my comment valid / did I do the right thing?

Why do we have same chord but different name? The question has an error in it (Cdim and Cm7b5 aren't actually the same chord!), but all the answers address the question with the error. I tried to edit ...
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New tag for repeats

I've created a new tag (and suggested the tag wiki), I'm sure it will be useful: repeats There are probably a few hundred old questions that ought to have this tag. But, I'm not sure what the best ...
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Trying to leave SE Music, if I can

I scheduled my SE Music account for deletion a couple of days ago. At first there was a banner at the top of my profile page that said "This account is scheduled to be deleted 24 hours from now.&...
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Please reactivate chat room The Auditorium

The Auditorium was created to allow for feedback on user's compositions and performances but closed due to inactivity. A new question has been posted on the main site which is perfect for that chat ...
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Please delete two chat rooms created by accident

This below links are to chat rooms I mistakenly created. They were intended for the MusicFans chat site. Not sure how they ended up in the MP&T chat. (And would be happy to know!) https://chat....
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Lost one of my questions

One of my questions appears to have been deleted. It was about how one can say a composer is better than another, and mentioned Eurovision, Taylor Swift, and (if I remember right) Mozart. It had an ...
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Profiles disappearing?

What's happened to profiles? I find it useful as far as aiming answers at the right level to have a profile to go on. And on some sites, the geographical location is an important factor. Seems ...
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ABCjs examples require refresh to render... even for the OP? [duplicate]

Forgive me if this is a duplicate; I don't see the same issue. I added some ABCjs examples to an answer (https://music.stackexchange.com/a/115586/78419) and, as expected, saw the familiar "C e a ...
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Is it okay to ask opinion based questions in meta?

I have some opinion based questions that I'd love to ask the community; however, I understand that those kinds of questions are not allowed normally. Is it okay if I ask them here, in meta, or is ...
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How are accounts with spam profiles handled?

I stumbled upon two obviously bogus user profiles that simply serve as spam. Neither has posted anything, so they can't be flagged. Is this a common problem, and how should it be handled? Account #1: ...
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Do I need to vote for both reopen and undelete, or is just one sufficient?

A question was closed because it was a request for equipment. It was later deleted altogether. I edited the question to reframe it and then voted both to reopen and to undelete. Were both votes needed,...
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Reputation sums not adding up

Today, my daily total showed 61. Adding up votes, I couldn't find where the odd 1 came from. What's its likely source?
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downvotes and voters

I understand dvs are part and parcel of the site - and a lot of you know my thoughts about their use. Today (so far!) I've had four, and feel there may be a serial dver on the loose. (It won't be the ...
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How do posts get into the "low quality" queue?

Title says it all: how do posts get into the "low quality posts" queue? When voting to close a question, there's no "low quality" option, and the "low quality" flag is ...
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Can a single user have multiple accounts on a single SE? (Account merge possibly needed)

Related to Same person with two accounts? Between 30 December 2020 and 5 January 2021, there are 5 questions from "roro", which are tied to 4 unregistered "roro" accounts that ...
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Are these answers spam masquerading as good answers?

A new user has posted 8 answers (so far) clearly aimed at driving traffic to a particular website. The answers themselves don't raise flags with me (downvotes, maybe), and even the website reference ...
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Seeking clarification on disputed flag

I raised a "not an answer" flag on How do I practice arpeggios on the piano?, which was resolved as "disputed". No quarrel with the resolution, just looking to refine my ...
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Can you delete my account and my personal information?

I came across the site from Google yesterday , I seen some good questions on here so i tried to join up because I am a music educator and it was the only way I could see to give information as an ...
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Can I undelete my question?

Earlier today, I posted a question and self-answer that proved unpopular (-3 to both). I deleted the answer so I could rethink it, but I also deleted the question, thinking it worked the same way. I ...
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"Fanatic" badge streak disrupted - Why was login via GitHub disabled yesterday? Is there a chance to recover the streak?

As stated in the title, login via GitHub was not available yesterday. I'm working towards a Fanatic Badge and was technically unable to fullfil the task. I'm asking just in case someone else is ...
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Is it good or bad form to copy my answer from a duplicate to the canonical question?

I answered a question that was shortly afterward closed, correctly, as a duplicate. I put significant time and effort into developing the answer, so I'd hate for it to be lost because of its question'...
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Unable to retract a flag

I flagged an answer as "not an answer". The flag is currently "disputed", and after a second look, I realize my initial flag was in error. However, I'm not able to find a way to ...
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Should I flag a very old question for migration?

I came across a question from 2011 that, were it not so old, I would flag for migration to Music Fans.1 Is there a rule or rule-of-thumb for this? The question has been here a long time, and it's not ...
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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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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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-1 reputation for downvoting. How does it work?

We know that when you downvote a post, you lose 1 reputation. This makes sense because you don't want people randomly downvoting questions without a strong reason behind it. But I have a few doubts ...
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Schedule Post for Questions

I have noticed that the Music: Practice & Theory Stack Exchange is very active when I am asleep and barely active when I am awake. Is there a schedule send feature so that I could post my ...
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Answers not always sorted by votes

Has something recently changed that allows answers with lower scores to end up higher up than answers with higher scores? I think I've seen this a number of times now in the past few weeks, and the ...
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transcription how-to

I just learned that questions about transcribing music are off topic. I do agree that if someone has a tune that they're having trouble notating, they shouldn't be able to just come here out of ...
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Does SE have any policies I should be aware of before requesting a text transcript of an audio recording

I have a recording where someone was talking about a piano's having some kind of problem, but I couldn't find out what it was due to primarily being hard-of-hearing. I can't find anybody to help me ...
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why my profile has this odd icon?

Highlighted in the image below. This icon appears in all sites with my account:
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How I can make attention to an earlier question I can answer now?

I think I've found a better or probably the correct answer to an earlier question. How is this answer found by the OP and other users? Shouldn't it be shown as active now? I couldn't find it yet.
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(Apology) Dear Moderators (Doktor Mayhem, Dom, and Matthew Read),

This is Maika Sakuranomiya, an established user in Music Stack Exchange. I would like to apologize for my bad behavior. I've signed up as a user here last Autumn, and I've been constantly violating ...
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Duplicate UI - in what conditions do they appear?

I recently saw four different duplicate UIs in questions that are closed as a duplicate: (1.) This question already has an answer here: Minor key and its chords (2.) This question is an exact ...
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Displayed reasons for declined flags

When I go through my list of flags, I see four different messages to those that were declined: "Declined" "Declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content ...
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Are there any bots here other than Community and Feeds?

I saw two bot users so far on this site: Community (-1) and Feeds (-2). So I have a question: are there any bot users on this site other than the two?
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Asking an unanswered question again

If I have a question which was unanswered, or if I didn't receive satisfactory answers for it, do I ask the question again (by typing the whole thing again), or there is a way of bringing back this ...
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Can I delete a post of mine via the app?

I cannot seem to find the delete button on the app (Android phone). I clicked on the three dots on a post of mine and I just got the option to flag it.
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Can anyone downvote on a question if they feel like it?

I have read a few questions on downvoting. There are a few people who downvote on a question, questions which at times don't need a reason to be downvoted. Since there is no reason justified in doing ...
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(Solved) I'm nearly certain that I'm being serially upvoted, but it's NOT being reversed

There have been three occasions now when I've received a bunch of suspicious upvotes, and so far (edit: all five occasions), the system's failed to catch it. The first time, I was literally sitting ...
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Constant downvotes were due to III+ chord / harmonic minor?

This question is a continuation from I am constantly getting downvotes on my posts for no reason. It looks like my posts like this are receiving unexpected downvotes: The diatonic chords are: In ...
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Gogehat's question - clarity

Gogehat's question Why isn't there a closely related key to C minor that has D as tonic? is in question here. At first his / her question was so unclear. So a bunch of users began to guess ...
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Really old questions on the "Close Votes Review", with no votes

Just now as I opened the Close Votes review tab, there were some really old questions: Is there a term for music composed of everyday sounds? Is there a single command for vertical padding in ...
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Issues over a closed question involving a strange chord

Here is the post in question: Chord has every note of the harmonic minor scale. Name? Transcript of events that have occured: Maika Sakuranomiya: What is the name of the first chord in these bars? ...
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Is this a bug: There are no review queues available to you?

I was looking through the website, when I came to my profile. Then, spontaneously, I decided to go check the review queues out. When I clicked on the review queues icon this is how it looked: Is this ...
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Why were my two answers deleted?

I posted my first answer on Why did Beethoven include "in the Lydian Mode" in the title of String Quartet, Op.132 - 3? and it was later removed by Community: So then I posted a second ...
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Are Dom, Doktor Mayhem, Matthew Read, and Community the only moderators on Music Stack Exchange?

When you reach 10,000 reputation, we can access to moderator tools. However, only Dom, Doktor Mayhem, Matthew Read, and Community have a diamond moderator sign next to their names. Are they the only ...
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Why can't I make comments over notifying users about content issues?

Doktor Mayhem has posted this comment to me: Maika, editing out that word was okay, but making comments like yours about something so minor is really not appropriate. If you have an issue with a ...
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Question over Neil Meyer's answer

Neil Meyer has posted this answer to one of the questions about minor key harmony: Minor key and its chords The chords are: Tonic (minor) (A-C-E) Supertonic (diminished) (B-D-F) Mediant ...
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Why did I lose 6 reputation after deleting a post with a negative score?

I deleted one of my answers because it had a score of -1 which brought a -2 reputation penalty to me. However, instead of gaining 2 reputation, I lost 6 reputation. What is going on? Link to ...
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