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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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Promoting the “Musical Practice & Performance” site

After only a few days of public Beta, 85% of the committers have signed up, 50% of followers have signed up and 9% of commitments have been fulfilled. These are good signs but there are less good ...
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Do we need a tag for every composer/artist?

Today there was this user that suggested quite a few edits that added a bartok tag. I rejected them, because I don't see much point in such a tag, but some of them were approved anyway. Do we use this ...
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How does the “be nice” policy apply to comments on Music.SE?

Occasionally, critical comments are posted to questions about theory. Once recent example is: I find this sort of question both pointless and rather sad. I flagged the comment containing this ...
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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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Why are book recommendations off topic, but software recommendations on topic?

The community here has closed a lot of questions that ask for music book recommendations, and there have been some discussions here on meta (here), where people say that most likely, those questions ...
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Please continue to commit to the Music Fans Area 51 proposal

A while ago, we decided we wanted to support the Music Fans proposal on Area 51. The proposal still needs about 50 more people to support it to make it into beta, but it's been growing very slowly for ...
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Separate tags for Sibelius (composer/software)

Having asked a question about Sibelius 7 software recently, I noticed that the Sibelius tag is used for the composer and the software. Would it be useful to have, for example, "Sibelius (composer)" ...
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Why the inconsistency between Scifi and Music Communities here on Stack Exchange

I've seen posts to the Scifi community asking for help identifying author and title for stories based on very scant details. But similar posts on the Music community aren't permitted. Why is this? ...
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“Vocal type” questions

What are our thoughts on "What is my vocal type?" questions? Should these be considered on topic or off? I ask because, invariably, the answers tend to be something along the lines of: Well, we ...
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Do we accept edits that simply update the characters used for accidentals?

I recently rejected some edits to previous posts of mine that used Gb, F# notation where the edit was just replacing these notations with G♭ and F♯, using Unicode code points U+266D–U+266F. ...
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Should this edit have been allowed?

A fairly old answer was recently edited to completely refute the answer's original content. I had originally rejected this edit myself, but I see that it has made it through after all. Should this ...
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Typing musical signs!

I've now found out simple ways of printing sharp, flat and natural signs for this site! At least, it works on my PC Windows. Sharp is ampersand sharp semicolon. Flat is ampersand flat semicolon. ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Music: Practice & Theory's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: (source: stackexchange.com) They will be installed as ...
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Edits: Foul Language in a song warranting removal of link?

In relation to To summarily edit out offensive language?, I just saw another edit that I feel was a little over-the-top. I think this one should probably be okay given that the song in question simply ...
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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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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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Should we allow questions about legal issues?

There are a fair number of legal issues related to music. Examples are downloading copyrighted songs and performing music you obtained "unofficially". Should questions about legal issues be allowed?
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Proposed change to badges: Flip the half note, center the whole note

I really like the idea of the badges, however the lack of stem in the whole note just makes the badges seem off. I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually, but I have a suggestion for a slight ...
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How to write an acceptable instrument/equipment identification question

I'm getting the impression that some ways of asking questions that are, to some extent, instrument/equipment identification questions are acceptable on this site. I'll claim that What instrument is ...
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If we could promote our site at exhibitions or events, which ones would we choose?

For some reason I came across this old question on promoting Music.SE by wearing or giving out T-Shirts at the big Music Conferences and Exhibitions. Then I saw this one asking what the Chaos team ...
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The Guitars SE site has been folded in to this site

The guitars.stackexchange site did not make it out of public beta. As such, we have closed that site and folded the content into music.stackexchange. Rep associated with these posts has been ...
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Why was a question about form in the Gloria of the Ordinary Mass migrated to Music Fans SE?

This question was migrated to Music Fans SE: In the Mass Ordinary, what are the words that should be set to a fugue?. The original title for the question was "What are the words for the Gloria fugue?" ...
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Question Cleanup: Making questions findable for others

We've grown a lot in the past 7 years of the site many questions being asked and answered. As of this post over 12,000 questions have been asked. However, as we have grown we have to take care in ...
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What Swag should Music.SE have?

Our site design is being finalised, as described here but there is a follow on question around swag. As @Hynes pointed out, T-shirts and stickers are standard swag, but a third can be suggested by ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

This question deals with one of the 7 essential meta questions of every beta that the community should discuss early on during the site's life. Our FAQ currently reads: What kind of questions can I ...
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Why would you like to change this site's name?

Since the announcement that Music SE would be graduating, the discussion of whether to change this site's name came up quick. Folks have lots of thoughts on what the name should be changed to. What's ...
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Can beginners post 'easy' questions on this website?

People who have studied Music to an advanced level, unintentionally (sometimes), make us amateurs sound like we have not searched absolutely everywhere. Here is why: I saw a post on this Meta group ...
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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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Campaigning in comments

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of comments arguing about downvotes, close votes, and topicality, many of which get deleted by moderators. For example: How to identify complex time signatures? I ...
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Should we use heavy editing to generalize questions or ask new questions altogether?

Many questions that pop on Music.SE are about particular pieces. Most of them are closed. But regularly, a question’s validity according to scope is in dispute. Case in point: How to identify complex ...
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Making music with computers

Long story short: Where do we draw the line between this and Audio Recording and Production ? All questions about mastering, mixing, etc clearly belong there. But how about questions about: ...
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Blacklist the [bass] tag

Re this question can we please blacklist the bass tag. It serves no purpose - all uses are now covered by other more specific tags.
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Does the era of the music decide if a question fits here or on Music Fans SE?

I think Why did Shostakovich not release his 4th, but did release his 5th symphony? is a question for Music Fans. Some people do think it's a good fit here. I think this is equivalent to "Why didn't ...
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Are we, perhaps, voting to close questions a little too enthusiastically due to giving undue weight to certain turns of phrase?

How do you teach relative keys to new musicians? was close-voted as "Too Broad". A comment was made that: a "how" question needs to set out some criteria, otherwise that's a purely subjective ...
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What is this website and why do they have my / our answers?

I was searching for an old account on a music site using Google and happened across something with my username on another site. I stumbled upon the site http://radioaddictsanonymous.com/ and it seems ...
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Include listenable musical examples with posts?

I've felt for a considerable time, that if you can include playable musical examples with text that explains musical situations, even visitors to that material who are musical neophytes can follow and ...
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Hey, could mods please leave a comment when they delete something?

I understand that comment cleanup is important. I also get really frustrated when I'm trying to find content I know I posted and it's just gone. Sometimes ideas percolate and I want to jump off of ...
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Is asking a question about stylistic choices in a performance off topic here?

Often, while practicing a piece, musicians have to make a decision on how to play a certain passage in regards to articulation, dynamics, phrasing, rubato, etc. Is asking for a recommendation between ...
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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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Are you a college student studying music or a music teacher, and like free food?

If so, I would love to get in touch with you. I'm looking for high school or college students or teachers (or anyone who has connections to a music learning community) who might be interested in ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Music: Practice & Theory is scheduled for an election next week, October 26. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of ...
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Where are we on spelling edits?

I’m not as active as I once was. But I visit once a day. To prevent the “broken windows effect” I sometimes clear up obvious spelling mistakes. And for clarity. I don’t pick up on grammar, capitals ...
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Why are instrument identification questions off-topic?

For example: Which (apparently keyboard) instrument is this? In the help it mentions that instrument identification questions are off-topic. I can't think of a good reason for this - other off-topic ...
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Are questions about teaching music frowned upon?

I would like to ask a question or two about teaching music, but I'm not sure if I should ask it because I feel like there are many methods of teaching that work there would be multiple correct answers ...
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Let's Talk about the Scope

We have been dancing around this for quite a while, but I feel we need to talk about it. We really need to solidify scope if we want to get out of beta. I don't think it will be an easy nor a fast ...
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Instrument tagging standards

I wanted to ask a question about bass guitar, and I realized that since this is now a universal music site, that I can't just use "bass" as a tag like I could on the Guitars.SE due to potential ...
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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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How would we provide documentation for ABCjs, if we were to do it?

There seems to be a lot of documentation about ABC notation, the github repository, great tutorials, but also a lot of ways to get lost before getting to what interests us more as questions askers and ...
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Can I identify songs somewhere? [duplicate]

I know the sounds of 2 songs that I'd like to identify. Is music.stackexchange the best place to ask (The two songs are 1 70s disco that goes Keep on dancing (I know many songs are like that but I ...

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