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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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How important is accepting answers for the community?

Considering how the unanswered list says something like, 'Questions without, or with no accepted, answers...' I'm wondering about the importance and significance of accepting answers at all for this ...
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Do we ask popular questions on this site that already have adequate answers on the web?

I use Stack Overflow a lot. When I have any programming question in any language, Stack Overflow answers are the first to come up in my Google searches. From my understanding, that is the intent. Is ...
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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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Musical Practice and Performance self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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downvoting for newbies

I often see a question posed by a novice, whose rep. is 1. The question isn't good, so gets downvoted. Can't understand what the point of that is - their rep. can't go lower, what am I missing? A ...
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LilyPond programming questions on SO

LilyPond is "a computer program and file format for music engraving" (quote from wikipedia). There's a LilyPond tag on stackoverflow and a LilyPond tag on the Music SE. I recently asked a question ...
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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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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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Should we make the tag instrument-care a synonym of maintenance?

I saw the tag, instrument-care and maintenance. They're not synonym, they have the same description. What's the difference? Should we make them as synonym tag (one of them) or what?
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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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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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Why isn't there an “acapella” tag?

I see a "choir" tag but no "acapella" tag. I'm forming an acapella team in my college and Music.SE seems like the perfect resource to answer all our questions. Is tagging our questions under "choir" ...
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information and reason for a downvote

Is there a place on the site that explains why and for what reason someone gives a downvote ? I got a minus one on a question that I asked. I was thinking the rationale behind giving an up or down ...
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Are questions about electronic music equipment on topic?

This question made me wonder what the consensus is: Store only voice in PSR keyboard memory bank The question has been closed, re-opened, and is in the close review queue again. I did a quick search ...
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Is mathematical music theory acceptable?

I've been exploring the music relations of superparticular intervals recently and their implications for just intonation and the Harmonic Series. I'm worried that this sort of thing is too ...
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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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Is it ok to down vote because of poor-writing?

I recently answered a question about the violin, my primary instrument. This morning, I checked and saw that it had been down voted, presumably by the honorable Carl Witthoft, who to his credit, left ...
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Should we make a separate SE site for Music Gear?

There are tons of good gear questions on this site. Gear questions are not about practice or theory (the formal title of this site) but this is the only technical music site (see note 1), so they end ...
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Reaching out to Electronic Music community and DJs

There is a lot of great content on music.SE, and I'd love to help grow this site to a self-sustaining level (and help it graduate and get a cool site design!). Several of my previous efforts at ...
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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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Discussion of a new tag for physical positioning issues aside from fingering

For the piano, and perhaps other instruments, we get a fair number of questions about hand/arm/wrist positions and motions for efficiently executing passages, producing good tone, and other issues ...
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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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Misspelling of 'hand independance' tag

Am I the only one that thinks the tag for hand-independance is misspelled? That it should be hand-independence with an e? Can this be corrected?
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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 questions on this site ever be removed from “Hot Network Questions”, and if so, when?

Catija's words from Updating the Hot Network Questions List - now with a bit more network and a little less "hotness"! I recommend each site have a meta discussion with guidance for ...
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“How to connect my instrument to my audio interface?” needs a canonical Q&A

I see a constant stream trickle of questions asking how to connect instrument X to audio interface Y. (I say Y, but it's usually the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2). The problem usually stems from ...
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What are the attributes of a good repertoire request?

I voted to close this question on the basis of its being too broad: Piano Piece Recommendations My reasons for voting to close were that the two works mentioned by the OP as an indication of present ...
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The Music Fans proposal is going to move into beta!

The Music Fans proposal on Area 51 has reached 200 committers, meaning that it will be launched as a new SE site soon!
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Enable MathJAX?

Someone asked a question about why picked guitar strings sound different from finger-plucked strings. A complete answer to this is very math-heavy for this site. I posted my answer here: https://...
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Voting for closure and migration of questions

When off-topic questions are posted, one of the reasons for closure available to voters is that "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network." But when that selection is made, ...
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How to turn off auto guitar-chord-chart in posts?

I tried to draw an ascii art Circle of 5ths like this It previews fine while I'm writing the post, but after posting it the notes get transformed into a guitar chord diagrams, like: How do I disable ...
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code block (lilypond) rendering

When I open this page: How can I force LilyPond to repeat a chord symbol (relates to alternate endings)? (using firefox), the correct code blocks (question and answer) flash up for a fraction of a ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2014 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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Add a link about jTab to the editing help page

I know I can find it if I search for it, but wouldn't it be cool if it were linked from the editing-help page?
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The “learning” tag

Why do we have the learning tag? The whole purpose of this site is learning. Usually it's used to refer specifically to beginners learning to play, but I'm not sure it's useful to have a tag for that (...
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Can we get rid of the these tags?

Note: I don't see a way to "flag" a tag other than posting in meta 1) "Non-Western" This one: https://music.stackexchange.com/tags/non-western/info It (currently) only has one question, which is ...
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Best way to ask a question about folk music recordings?

This question was closed: Where can I find Bartók's field recordings? I understand why; it is asking for resources. However, the transcription of folk music by both classical composers and ...
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Let's get critical: Nov 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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Linking to other Music SE questions

Question Should sight-reading be emphasized less for piano instruction with new developments in technology appeared to me as similar to another question, so I put a link in the comment. As there was ...
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Soundcloud embedding - new issues?

I'm not sure whether I'm doing this wrong or it's just not working for me. We've been able to embed Soundcloud links for a while now - YouTube and SoundCloud embedding is now enabled even though there ...
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Courtesy accidental – FAQ

Every week we have a question (or five) about accidentals. 9 out 10 times the answer is: "courtesy accidental". I can't blame the people who asked the question, because if they never heard ...
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Can we have some beginners guide to ABC notation for new users, or at least a note when posting saying “SE supports ABC notation using this syntax:”

I ask because the only reason I'm even aware it's possible to include embedded sheet music in a question without just embedding an image is because I asked a question on meta about lilypond: there's ...
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Where's the line between an answer and spam?

This answer is mostly an answer and then at the end it promotes what seems to be the answerer's web site: https://music.stackexchange.com/a/71542/6070 The web site name matches the user name, so it'...
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Should we VTC/flag old questions that are now considered off-topic?

I think the title speaks for itself. Several times I have come across old questions with some interesting information in answers, sometimes with highly upvoted and/or accepted answers, but by the ...
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Separate code rendering and jTab

I feel like jTab and code snippets should be created and presented differently, have a look at the current design: jTab Code In my opinion at least, neither design works. The text for the code ...
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Improved support for displaying accidentals

In this question, people use various ways to notate double sharps: F## Fx F double-sharp All of these are reasonable ways to work around the lack of an available double sharp symbol. The same ...
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Why should this equipment question be closed?

What type of bass strings produces a very warm and mellow sound? In my mind, this should be allowed. Why should string types be off topic on a site for musical performance? I don't see the ...
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Tag Cleanup For Graduation

We all know the site is graduating soon and one nice thing to do before we are fully graduated is to clean up the tags on the main site. We have almost 300 tags and tags are very important to ...

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