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Do we leave unanswered questions open indefinitely?

We have a number of unanswered questions. Not too many, but enough. What's the policy for how long we leave them open? Indefinitely?
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The scope of music.SE should be revisited.

When guitars.SE was merged, music.SE had already decided what kinds of questions to field (which I absolutely do not disagree with). An unfortunate consequence of that is that the guitars.SE community ...
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Questions with accepted answers: May I upvote and post other answers?

Is it appropriate to answer questions with accepted answers and to upvote other answers?
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020 [duplicate]

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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Are identifications of a style of a player questions on topic?

Today there was this question: Which scales are used by Tom Morello? I really like this question, but I have a feeling that this wouldn't really be of any help to future readers. So is this question ...
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How to respond to questions edited after answers are posted

Sometimes a user will ask a question, receive some answers, and then edit his/her original question in response to the answers, in an attempt to provide clarity. (One example is found here.) There ...
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How to get more questions, the almost-one-year edition

It looks like we're just shy of a year in beta. Unfortunately, according to Area 51 stats, we're still only getting 1.8 questions per day. I can't necessarily think of much to ask; maybe I just ...
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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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Are answers of “if you like it, do it!” really answers?

In my time here, I've noticed a lot of answers that say things like: If it sounds good, do it. You can do whatever you want. Theory gives rules, but you can always break them. Who cares what the ...
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Vote for a solution: Use of unicode accidental symbols adversely affects searches

Issue: We should standardize our use of unicode accidentals versus keyboard equivalents. Why there's a problem Questions and Answers that use the unicode sharp (♯) and flat (♭) symbols (for example) ...
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Adding recording to the topics

Today, the topics include practice & performance, composition, technique, theory, and history. But not recording. This is no accident, from the discussions on Area51, recording is intentionally ...
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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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Are there any Music XML sites on SE or Stack Overflow where I can ask questions about the code?

I want to ask a question either on here or on a Music XML forum because I'm trying to figure out how Finale made a flute part pitch bend in MIDI, and yet, upon opening the XML in notepad, I can't see ...
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Is Music Production covered here?

Hey I am new to this site and would like to know if Music Production covered here? I know that a proposal for one is going on here but does this SE cover it right now?
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Questions pertaining to knowing an instrument

I would like to ask a question regarding how to use a particular instrument i.e some of the controls of my electric guitar. Will this question be off-topic ?
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Do the “do my homework for me” questions deserve a canned close reason?

I just ran into a question asking to place a couple dozen notes described in scientific pitch notation onto a scale. That's obviously someone trying to get the community to do his homework for him, ...
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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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identified related questions - what to do?

I've found that I have already given an answer to a similar or related and duplicated question. What is to do? The following questions are mentioning the same problem - in my opinion - but they are ...
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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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How should the bass tag be used?

The tag bass is currently on 18 questions and used to describe many different contexts including: bass guitar (which already has a tag: bass-guitar) bass vocals (which already has a tag: bass-voice) ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Music: Practice & Theory 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 arrive ...
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Regarding closing questions because of lack of previous research

You can find a TL;DR at the end. Some users suggest that previous research before asking a question is a must. I don't think it should be a must, but I do agree that it enriches the question, it ...
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How to proceed when an accepted answer from months/years ago is inaccurate and/or wrong?

I have spotted a question with 10K+ views and an accepted answer with 10 votes: What is the difference between a mode and a scale? It happens that the accepted answer has inaccuracies which do not ...
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When will this site be merged with the other music proposals? [closed]

Particularly, the guitar stackexchange. It was mentioned here and here (see @Rebecca Chernoff's comment) that they would likely be merged. Now, I know the music Q&A site literally just went out ...
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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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Can I describe a specific piano training/learning situation and ask if it's a bad practice?

The title pretty much summarises my intent. Basically, I am learning piano without a private teacher but rather following some lessons, because of which I can only rely on following the instructions ...
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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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Editing answers to remove “signatures”

I came across this post yesterday: https://music.stackexchange.com/a/52367 The answer is fine, and contains reasonable content; however, it includes a signature with a link to the author's web site. ...
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Why and how was my comment not constructive

it hurts my pride, but I'll have to admit that my comment really was more fit as an answer then a comment. Sorry for the fuss, and here is a fitting question if anyone else gets in my situation in the ...
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New close reason suggestion for health and legal question

Recently we got this question and over my time here I feel that there have been other questions where the only advice we can give is to see a doctor, lawyer, ect. Off the top of my head here are two ...
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Is this question about DJ equipment a good fit for Music.SE?

I'm asking about this question: https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/14272/what-are-the-most-important-pieces-of-equipment-for-a-beginning-dj-to-have It asks for a list of equipment for a ...
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Instrument construction

Would questions about construction instruments be on topic? I noticed here that build styles are ok, but I don't think the kinds of questions I'd ask would be so simple.
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Chord Progression Questions

I would like to ask questions about when to use certain Chord progressions in music, but I feel that it might be too subjective. It really can't give a definitive answer. I feel though that it leaves ...
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Where do we draw the line on product recommendations?

When an answer recommends a product, only recommends a product, but is a relevant and seemingly genuine recommendation rather than spam, is that an acceptable answer? And if not, which of downvoting, ...
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Is it good or bad form to copy my answer from a duplicate to the canonical question?

I answered a question that was shortly afterward closed, correctly, as a duplicate. I put significant time and effort into developing the answer, so I'd hate for it to be lost because of its question'...
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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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Charitable interpretation vs. editing content

This question asks how the term "chord" is defined. Bich Pham posted this answer: A chord is pretty much any combination of the notes that sound pleasing to the ear. If you are playing around with ...
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Are Questions on Production, mixing and mastering allowed on the site?

There was recently the question Making all elements clearly audible in the mix Which seems better suited for Sound Design stack exchange There was another question related to mastering which I ...
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Creating new content by asking & answering

I was reading meta questions and found this one about "expert" questions. Because I want to cooperate, and I have a 5 year University Education in Violin, I asked one typical "medium advanced student" ...
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How do posts get into the “low quality” queue?

Title says it all: how do posts get into the "low quality posts" queue? When voting to close a question, there's no "low quality" option, and the "low quality" flag is ...
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“church-music” tag — Do we need it, and if so, what does it cover?

There is a new church-music tag. So far it only has one question, so I'm not convinced that it is necessary. The first point of discussion is whether we need it... Second, if we do need it, what ...
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2015 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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https for SoundCloud

The SoundCloud integration on our SE only works with http: https://soundcloud.com/georgeharrison/your-eyes-sitar-solo (doesn't work) http://soundcloud.com/georgeharrison/your-eyes-sitar-solo (works)
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Review/comment on this piece I wrote…

We haven't had any on the site yet, but I was wondering what people are thinking with regard to questions that ask for help composing. To me this falls a little bit within the realm of "help me ...
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Locked question “Instruments that are easy on left pinkie fingers” would benefit from [physical-limitations] tag

The question Instruments that are easy on left pinkie fingers is currently (and appropriately) locked. Since it has enough value to be kept accessible, it would benefit from having the physical-...
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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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Should we agree on a set duplicate for “is this notated correctly” questions?

I've seen an up-tick in questions recently asking if a particular rhythmic notation is ideal, and what a better practice might be (if there is one). Consider, for example, Dotted or tied quarter on ...
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Why was this question deleted instead of just on hold, closed, etc.?

This question started off not so great: https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/52264/what-do-you-need-to-know-about-buying-a-guitar Still, it seemed to be meant well and attempted to present lots ...
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Area51 Says Music.SE Still in Beta

On Area51, it still says we are in public beta. The day count is also still going up. Is this a glitch?
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Wording of the close reason for “bad” analysis questions

We've come up with some criteria for allowing analysis questions here: If some analysis of specific works is to be allowed, what are the criteria? What should the wording of the close reason be for ...

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