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Single question posts with answers duplicating each other

I frequently run into questions which have multiple answer posts, two or more of which are saying the same thing. Sometimes this is valuable. Each post might contain a nugget that another doesn't, or ...
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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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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Vote to reject edit show up in approved list

In the Suggested Edits page of the Moderator tools, I noticed that my name appeared in the "approved by" list for an edit I voted to reject. (See image below.) This seems like a bug, either ...
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Updating close reasons to fit the new format

As another year of Music SE comes to a close, it brings an opportunity for us as a site to reflect and make the site better. One way we can do this is through a newish global SE improvement. The close ...
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Incorrectly closed question?

A question entitled "What makes a song a Christmas song?" was closed as opinion-based. Apart from lyrics, what features have been common to Christmas music in different traditions and eras ...
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What to do if a bounty attracted no activity?

I posted a question and got several up-votes but neither comments nor answers. I offered a 100 pt. bounty, and still nothing. I don't really care about losing the points but I really AM hoping for ...
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Lyric translations

There's been an interesting discussion here and there was a suggestion to pose a question at ELU as to what cultural considerations should be taken into account by music teachers deciding whether to ...
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How invasive of an edit is too invasive?

I recently made an edit to an answer and another user raised the question of whether it was "kosher." In this case, I feel pretty confident that it's reasonable (or else I wouldn't have done ...
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How can a question closed as "seeking recommendations for specific equipment" be made on-topic?

In particular, I am looking at this Q&A: Detect piano notes and chords. The original post was an explicit request for software recommendations: Is there an app or open source software that can ...
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Controversial question — might need to be improved

I've recently posted a question: When should tenor clef be used? Apparently it's somewhat controversial. Within just 1 day two weeks it's attracted: 2k views 8 up-votes 9 up-votes 3 down-votes 5 ...
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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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Is this question seeking personal advice on topic?

How do I get started again when I've lost heart? The OP seems to have had a rough time; I can sympathize with that, but "does anybody have any tips on how to move past great loss.... if ...
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Communication about deletion

Why isn't there a communication of cause when an answer is deleted? I signed up a few days ago and posted my second answer to someone and was maliciously downvoted then deleted but someone with a ...
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Convert "What are the most common uses for stereo channels on a mixer?" to community wiki?

The question What are the most common uses for stereo channels on a mixer? is one we might normally close, being a "list question". But it's clearly popular and valuable. I wonder if it ...
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Are questions under the "mixer" tag more appropriately asked in a different exchange?

I asked a question about mixers here which got many replies and no comments calling it off topic. Since then I have found the Sound Design exchange which seems like a more appropriate exchange for ...
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Create tag "overtone-singing"?

There's a small handful of questions on the site that relate to overtone singing, but they use fairly divergent terminology so it's hard to collect them all. An overtone-singing tag would encompass ...
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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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Why would a question about a specific composer's techniques be off-topic?

Question https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/questions/12245/in-which-of-his-works-did-mussorgsky-include-features-of-human-speech was migrated to MusicFans with the option "Not suitable for this ...
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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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Diminished and half-diminished chord notation

I'd like to discuss symbols used to notate diminished and half-diminished chords in Music SE. They are often notated with an open or single-crossed circle. Sometimes it is referred to as "zero&...
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Which question about piano finger-sustain notation is "canon", and which is duplicate?

There are two questions about how to notate a piano broken chord in which each note is sustained with the fingers while the others are played. Is there piano notation for finger sustained notes (as ...
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Tag Synonyms Proposals Repository!

Let's not kid ourselves - no one actually uses the "suggest tag synonyms" feature. It's slow, obscure, and difficult to obtain the relevant privileges. I even took the liberty of writing up ...
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Should I just go and make a community wiki about time signatures?

I seem to be repeating myself regularly when questions about time-signatures come up. Should we not just make a big community thread composing of all the related time-signatures and point askers ...
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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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Strange issue with ABCjs

I recently answered a question, and I wanted to add notation to provide a better explanation. I'm not yet as experienced as I'd like to, but I tested the code both in the sandbox and in the "...
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What is a sufficiently "substantial" question?

This question began with my curiosity about the close votes and decision on this recent question: Help me figure out the mode of this Howard Shore piece The rationale given for closing is as follows: ...
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Are answers to off-topic questions worthy of downvotes and/or flags?

It's well established on SE sites that off-topic questions should not be answered. For example, see Should we be answering questions that are off topic? What are comments for, and when shouldn't I ...
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ABCjs renderer is doing something very strange with short snippets [duplicate]

Note that sometimes ctrl+F5 fixes this but sometimes it doesn't!! Some short abcjs snippets are being rendered wildly incorrectly, with a (constant) weird preamble. I will lead with a screenshot of ...
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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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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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ABC shows up scrambled on first loading, correct only after page refresh

In this answer, I used a couple of ABC snippets. They seemed to render ok – however, upon revisiting the page, the output is actually severely mangled: Only upon refreshing the page, does it change ...
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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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Should [tag:learning-resources] posts still be considered on-topic or made off-topic?

The question Reading list for music theory for a self taught was closed as off-topic (including a close vote from me). However, in updating the tags, I noticed our guidance for learning-resources: ......
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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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Is it on topic to ask about how to improve the recording of an acoustic piano?

I think this is almost on the same vein as this meta question, but I still wanted to make sure. I tried to record myself trying out an upright piano at the piano store with a portable recording device....
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Reopen request: What characterizes My Chemical Romance's music?

What characterizes My Chemical Romance's music? was originally posted as "I don't really know how to phrase this but I'll try, Does anyone know what key most MCR songs are in?" and closed. I'...
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Are questions along the lines of "what *kind* of tool do I need to accomplish X" on-topic?

I know this is in the same area as some other recent discussions, but I thought a question focused on finding a consensus on this specific point could be helpful. One of our close vote reasons has the ...
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My Question was closed a software/equipment recommendation. What does that mean and what can I do?

A question I asked was closed with the reason: Questions seeking recommendations for specific equipment are off-topic, because they are primarily opinion based. Instead, describe the required ...
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Our "recommendations for specific equipment" rule seems to be catching cases beyond those looking for a brand/model recommendation

One of our close vote reasons has the following explanation: Questions seeking recommendations for specific equipment are off-topic, because they are primarily opinion based. Instead, describe the ...
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jTab not rendering correctly

The jTab notation %5/1.5/1.7/3.5/1.6/2.5/1[I] %3/1.5/3.3/1.4/2.3/1.3/1[IV] %5/1.7/3.5/1.6/2.5/1.5/1[V] Does not render properly. It results in %5/1.5/1.7/3.5/1.6/2.5/1[I] %3/1.5/3.3/1.4/2.3/1.3/1[IV] %...
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Should "Does tuning music to A = 432 Hz versus A = 440 Hz have a measurable effect on listeners?" stay or go

A few hours ago I asked and self-answered "Does tuning music to A = 432 Hz versus A = 440 Hz have a measurable effect on listeners?". Since then, based on comments and another answer, it's ...
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Triangle fermata vote buttons

Why did the triangle fermata voting buttons get removed? Reminded by the comments here Triangle above note, with dot in it
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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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Anniversary Celebrations

Music: Practice & Theory is turning ten years old! (If you’re curious, you can see our very first question here.) To celebrate, Stack Exchange is collecting some thoughts for a blog post to ...
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A proposal for dealing with certain over-broad questions

Background The question What is the function of this chord progression in Schubert's “Winterreise”? was closed as needing "details or clarity." In response to various comments, the OP did ...
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On closing vs. tolerating weak questions

I've had several occasions recently where I've felt frustrated, either by deleted comments or by closed threads (others, not my own). Although I have a music degree (theory major) and a lot I'd like ...
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Should we be more aggressive in deleting closed questions?

The accepted answer to the Meta post When should I vote to delete a question? advocates an aggressive approach to deleting closed questions. Summarizing, the author suggests: always deleting unclear ...
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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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