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What happened to our chat?

I'm new to meta, so.. Let's get straight to this, what happen to our chat, how can it so awful quiet? When I go down there, and ask for anyone, then @Dom replied: Yep usually only a short burst ...
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Edits: To curse or not to curse?

I notice that there have been a bunch of edits in the queue recently to the effect of removing one curse word. I understand that profanity in general should be avoided, but is there a lower boundary ...
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How do I write tablature on this site?

Just like the title says, will something like this work? G7 : 334353 str3: 6~ 7... 6... .... (pinky) G7 G7 G7 G7 G7 It looks dirty.
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Can we ask about software problems we have while recording?

I know that there have numerous discussions on meta concerning questions about music software, but I haven't been that active lately, so I'm sure what is on topic and what is not. If I'm trying to ...
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Would there be any interest in a “Featured Track”, like Photo.SE's “Featured Image”, as a way of showcasing work by users of this site?

I noticed: https://photo.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2657/weekly-featured-image-ongoing-contest ...and also the way that popular submissions are embedded in the main site: And I thought it ...
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Do we allow posts to be disparaging towards artists, works, or genres?

Inspired by an answer to Difference between new-age classical and traditional classical as far as theory?, which refers to two artists as writing "formless drivel": Most users of this site - myself ...
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Should we 'fughetta' the fughetta tag?

Is there a reason we have a fughetta tag? There is only 1 question that uses it and it is about a Bach Fughetta. Still, wouldn't the fugue tag be just as relevant to the question linked here: At what ...
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Do we still agree that identification of types of instrument is on topic? Should we change the on-topic page, or the identification tag guidance?

There seems to be some confusion on What Musical Instrument is this? as to whether such a question is on topic here. My reading of the answers and votes on Why are instrument identification ...
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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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Are questions on copyright on topic?

I was going to ask about using an excerpt from a classical piece that was not in public domain in a song was on topic. In more detail, my question was going to be about how much I would have to change ...
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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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Why was this answer deleted (not by its owner)?

Yesterday, on the post Sharps vs Flats - Formula to determine correct sharp and flat notes in a scale, there was a weird answer. It had some kind of algorithm; to be honest, I didn't fully understand ...
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To promote the site, follow the Music Tweeter?

There is an (automatic, I believe) Tweeter of questions for our site: Twitter account 'StackMusic' If you follow it, your own followers and the ones you follow will have a chance to know about it ...
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How “basic” is basic for “basic analysis question” from the off-topic close description?

Sure, no one likes "What key is this completely diatonic pop song in", or "what is C-E-G-A♯", or their million uninspiring counterparts. But the close reasons we have seem to expressly forbid "chord/...
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history of strings for musical instruments

Is a question about the specific history of metallic instrument strings appropriate here? I see in the Help Tour that "we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question ...
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Minimal Working Examples (MWEs) for LilyPond Questions

I recently answered Unable to switch text fonts in LilyPond. In the question, the OP provided a link to his/her code, available here. Visiting this link shows the code to be well over 400 lines long. ...
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Comment Building Blocks

These replies are stock for copy/pasting. Please feel free to add and edit comments. Welcome Hello and welcome to Music.SE! You can click [here](http://music.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic) to ...
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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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Are Shopping List Questions On-Topic?

Are shopping list questions on-topic, off-topic, or to be determined on a case-by-case basis? In other words, does http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/qa-is-hard-lets-go-shopping/ apply here and, if ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

As your site is undergoing our new design-independent graduation process, you'll be enjoying your own run of design-independent Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Questions about instrument care and repair

Should questions regarding the care and repair of our instruments be considered on topic here? Why? Why not? Could that be extended to questions about making musical instruments?
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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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Edits that add to answers

If someone answers a question, and another user edits it by adding on more information, should the edits be approved? On the one hand, the post is improved by the edit, but on the other hand, shouldn'...
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What should be done with answers that consist almost entirely of material copied from external sites?

This answer started life with only material copied from a Reddit thread, though the user did provide a link to the original material. Then a second section was added in the form of a long (by the ...
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Is it discouraged to answer off-topic questions in comments?

Today I came across this question. It is asking for someone to identify a piece from a picture of the sheet music. This is obviously off-topic so I flagged it and it also got closed about a minute ...
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Could a question about live performance software be treated as appropriate?

Could a question that regards to music software or sequencers be treated as appropriate? Like 'How to make this and that in Reason 4'?
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Can an old question be a duplicate of a new question?

Recently I have seen a flurry of old questions being flagged as duplicates of newer questions. Surely this is the wrong way round?
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Bulk editing: can it be done without clogging the Top Questions page?

It's become something of my hobby/quest to explore old MP&T posts. To seek out sets of related questions. To boldly go To find ways to improve the connections between them for future searchers. ...
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Is it OK to copy-paste your own answers to different questions?

Earlier today a user posted three answers to three different questions, the final two of which were almost entirely copy-pasted from the user's original answer, and each with a link to a YouTube video ...
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To summarily edit out offensive language?

I just went into an answer to a question (for the second time on Music.SE, if I remember correctly) and deleted blatant vulgarities. (The question in question) My thinking was that we want people to ...
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Are questions about writing lyrics on-topic?

We've suggested that asking about the meaning of lyrics is off-topic: Can I ask questions about the meaning of the lyrics in songs? However, are we able to help with creative language-related queries ...
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Making information available to duplicate posts

I answered a question yesterday; I didn't realise another question already dealt with the same subject. After having the answer accepted, I was asked if I could add the answer to the other question, ...
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I'm going to print up some flyers to distribute at music colleges

Based on one of the entries in this question on what our logo should look like, I have decided to try and actively target music colleges in Scotland with flyers that will look like this: This is my ...
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The Feedback tag is kinda hilarious right now

I was just poking around, and I noticed the feedback tag seems to have multiple interpretations. Some think of it in terms of getting feedback from a person about their playing, and others use it in ...
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Should the [catholic-church] tag be burninated?

It looks like a user recently created the catholic-church tag just so that they could do a tag-edit on one of their own old questions. Someone has already removed the tag from the question, but do we ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Musical Practice & Performance Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they ...
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What to learn/do first questions

Today we have new question - or maybe not: What to learn first? Maybe my memory is playing tricks on me, but seems to me that this or very similar questions pop up regularly. Should we have a ...
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Where to ask stuff you can't ask here?

I intend this question as a clearinghouse of polite ways to complete the sentence, "You can take your question and ..." ... visit [someplace else]. Where can you go for shopping recs? Where do you ...
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Topic of the Week Contest (UPDATED Feb. 4th)

This is a quick way to both expand and enrich the scope of the site, as well as generate new questions. This is also related to the Stack Improvement Drive. How it works: One topic will be ...
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Attracting musicians to Stack Exchange

Throughout my time here I have noticed that a large majority of those on the Musical Practice & Performance SE are one or another type of computer programmer with some musical knowledge. While ...
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How best to broach the 'big issue' of Greek modes?

I've been wanting to ask about the development of the Ancient Greek scales into the modern modes, but I keep putting-off the research that I feel would be necessary to make a really good question. ...
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Stack Improvement Drive - Musical Practice and Performance

Greetings from Stack Exchange HQ! I am here to check in on the site and see if there’s any way the team from Stack Exchange can help you improve it. Note that this is a more hands-on, site-by-site and ...
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Tagging for the physical health and conditioning aspects of musicianship?

As I'm sure we all know, health is an important part of being a musician. Pianists tend to be especially concerned with their hands, and singers tend to be concerned about everything located above the ...
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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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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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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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Welcome to Dr Mayhem as Pro Tem moderator [closed]

In the absence of an official post from SE, I'd like to announce that a new moderator is taking over for Ben Alpert: Dr Mayhem is already a moderator on Security and Personal Productivity and has ...
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Music glossaries online

For non-English speakers, technical terms about music are sometimes difficult to find. Can you list available glossaries please? I will start with the musical notation glossary from LilyPond.
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Name for the chat room

It came up in chat that perhaps we should give a name to the main chat room, like how the main Arqade chat room is called “The Bridge.” Is this a good idea, and if so what names do you recommend?
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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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