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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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Does piano recycling count as instrument maintenance or is on topic at all?

I recently (something like 1 or 2 years ago) bought an used digital piano off of a comrade who didn't use it anymore. The instrument is perfectly playable, fit for training, and doesn't show much sign ...
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Is there a way I can write about how this website has benefitted in my music learning journey?

This question itself may sound silly, but it's more of my experience here over the last 1 year that I've been a member. I attempted to give my Music Theory Exam last year through self-study, and I ...
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How should we respond to questions whose answer depends on the genre?

I have noticed a few questions where the answer will depend heavily on which genre the original poster is asking about. In some cases, the question is simple enough that a good answer could say, ...
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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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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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New tag for multiple voices issue helpful?

This question is only the latest of a re-curring kind of question: too many notes in a bar due to multiple voices in one system. It is quite difficult to find one of the numerous duplicates due to ...
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Is a question about sung phonemes on-topic?

I'd like to ask "Over what phoneme is overtone singing possible?", but it seems there currently is no question about phonemes in singing. Should I ask this question on Linguistics SE instead?
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Should the Help Center be updated?

Today we had this question: The Art of practicing electric contemporary guitar where OP was basically asking So, I'm a classically trained guitar player who also plays contemporary guitar, mainly ...
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What can we do in self-isolation?

Now the whole nation is recommended to act like musicians usually do. Isn't this touching! I think most of us don't have to change a lot ;)
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Community Wiki questions about modes

Every other day, a new question about modes arises. Or better the same question rephrased, some variation of "are [mode] and [parent major scale] the same?". Would it make sense to build some ...
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What's wrong with the review queue?

The review queue shows up like this: And after I've reviewed it, I just get: And it loads for a long time without anything happening. I closed my tab, opened it up again and after a while I got the ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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Do we need the [identification] tag?

Note: this is not about the on or off topic status of identification questions, this is just talking about the identification tag. The identification tag is in desperate need of clean up and we need ...
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Edition of a question: how to contact editor?

If someone proposes an edition of my question - how can I contact him for discussing a point?
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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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What's the deal with the “guest” posts?

I've been active on this site for a while now, and I'm just wondering -- what is the deal with all the "guest" answers? Is this a single person who just re-registers for a new "guest" account every ...
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Would a question about whether it is possible to play a note on the flute at a certain dynamic and tempo be on topic?

Before I ask the question, sorry that the title is so long. If somebody could shorten it while still getting across what I am asking about, that would be nice. On to the question itself. So, I have ...
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When is it appropriate to post one's own music/material?

I understand there is a policy that prohibits self-promotion and product placement. But, I'm wondering when it is ok to post one's own material on this SE? I assume it is acceptable in instances ...
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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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Is it okay to post products and ask which one is better?

I want to buy a violin and there's none to advise me. I searched through the Internet. Read a lot and concluded on some products. Is it okay if I post them and ask for an opinion? They are online ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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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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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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What about introducing a collaboration Zone/Tag on Music?

I posted an answer to a Question about engagement on the site, that was actually intended to be just a comment but grew while I was writing it. Even though I truly mean what I wrote down there, I was ...
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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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Votes on questions in meta should not be interpreted as endorsing/condemning the topic of the question

I just gave an upvote to a question on meta because I think it is a valuable question to ask. Upvotes/Downvotes on questions should not be about whether you agree/disagree with the position expressed ...
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Legal to post whole music sheet with fingerings?

I have seen people post segments of music sheets with title in the screenshot such as "Pirates of the Caribbean." I'm thinking about posting a whole music sheet of a pop song with all my fingerings ...
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Is this question on topic?

I think it belongs on superuser or stackoverflow. LilyPond - how to write a basic makefile
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Is it ok to link to LilyPond GitHub Repositories?

On other SE sites like code review some people linked to their GitHub repositories to give readers the chance to have look to the code as a whole and not just the snippets used in the question, as ...
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Why is our engagement rate low?

@Dom remarks in Please upvote the questions you answer The bigger problem I'd say is we only generate 4 votes per answer and 6 votes per question and our question rate is pretty low only about 51 ...
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Please upvote the questions you answer

This is something that I'm very guilty of but I'm trying to improve. Somebody asks a question and I answer it to the best of my ability but I don't upvote the question. If it's worthy of my time to ...
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Could we have a tag like „puzzles“?

I‘d wish we had a tag called „Puzzles“. Recently someone asked: What means inuendo. I thought this must be joke as it was clear that was a part of dim...
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Is it important for previous answers and comments to still make sense after an OP edits a question

Wondering about the necessity of editing this specific question: What technique is Eddie Van Der Meer using? ...the OP originally asks about a specific technique starting at 0:21 of the video he ...
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Why does the identification tag specify instruments, even though those questions might be off-topic?

There are suddenly two votes to close my 1+ year old question What instrument is Stevie Wonder playing in this video?. It received a speedy and well-received answer a year ago, and seemed to be fine. ...
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Is this suggested edit merited?

The only changes in this suggested edit that got approved 2-1 were that "Lilypond" in the title was changed to "LilyPond" (capitalised the P) and changed "PianoStaff" to "PianoStaff". Can someone ...
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Can I ask about what sort of things I should ask a luthier for?

I am taking my violin to a luthier. There's nothing massively wrong with it, it's a culmination of a few issues that I would like professional advice on and potentially require things like a new ...
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Should we require prior research?

Lots of questions on Music SE could have been answered almost instantly with a quick Google search (e.g. this one). Should we require questions to demonstrate at least a minimal amount of prior ...
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Editing an own answer shall I delete me first explanation?

How to edit an answer? a) Just writing Edit and add the new or corrected information b) Delete the earlier part and the first reflections? c) Just post a second answer?
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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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Bug report: disappearing table/code block [duplicate]

Appears in this answer here: https://music.stackexchange.com/a/90663/62794 After page load, the contents of the code block disappears. It renders properly in the editor, but not on the normal page. ...
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Leaving SE for an indefinite time

I'm only putting this on Music because I feel like this is (or has been) my SE "home", despite the fact that I've been on Math.SE the longest. For anyone who doesn't know, SO/SE has recently made ...
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Clarify tags “organ” and “pipe-organ”

Purists maintain that these mean exactly the same thing. If it ain't got pipes, it ain't an organ. Practically, we already have a few dozen questions about the Hammond B3, properly and usefully ...
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altered comments by moderators?

Is it that modes are altering comments? Thus A,C, Eb is correct and A,C,D# would be not the best. But if you construct dim7 chords you can build an dim7 on each tone of the tetrad A,C,Eb,Gb and ...
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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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Immediately Down Voting New Users

I recently gained the privilege of reviewing new user's first posts. Several of them have been sparse, poorly written or didn't really constitute an answer at all (more of a comment, if that). I have ...
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Resurrecting REALLY Old Questions

Occasionally I see a new answer pop up on a REALLY old question (like 8+ years). I have done this a couple times myself, but mostly on accident when I didn't realize how old it was. I mostly try to ...

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