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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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Can we have a formatting sandbox?

Specifically for getting jTab blocks to look right without blowing through the revision-limit, I think it would be useful to have a CW sandbox question on the main site (since jTab isn't enabled on ...
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(Apology) Dear Moderators (Doktor Mayhem, Dom, and Matthew Read),

This is Maika Sakuranomiya, an established user in Music Stack Exchange. I would like to apologize for my bad behavior. I've signed up as a user here last Autumn, and I've been constantly violating ...
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Why was this question treated so differently to the one it duplicated?

What are the dimensions of piano keys, in inches? got two (perfectly friendly) comments suggesting that it wasn't really a good question, and 4 close votes suggesting that it was too broad... ...then ...
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Badge font too dark on mobile site

I was using the mobile site earlier and noticed that when you click on a badge to view info about it, the font turns dark and is really hard to read:
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Being able to toggle on jTab instead of being on by default

Can we have the option to toggle on and off jTab? As it is right now if there are any note names in code blocks turn into guitar chords and this site is about so much more than guitar chords. I'm ...
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Community Wiki, List / Recommendation Questions, and You

I'd like to clarify some things regarding the Community Wiki Standard and elaborate on what constitutes a good question on Musical Practice & Performance (or Musicians, if you prefer the proposed ...
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Is this question about composition and collaboration on topic/not too broad?

I've been listening to a lot of musical theater lately, and have become curious about the process of writing songs where different people are the composer/lyricist (for example, Rogers and Hammerstein,...
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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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Make this nice new question the idealized example in the “about” page!

This question. Playing a Coltrane polychord and the limits of space Isn't that just perfect? Isn't that just great to see a little query, well asked, attractive (pictures are pretty), that just ...
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How are accounts with spam profiles handled?

I stumbled upon two obviously bogus user profiles that simply serve as spam. Neither has posted anything, so they can't be flagged. Is this a common problem, and how should it be handled? Account #1: ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Tag to address disabilities/limitations other than physical

There are currently three MP&T questions regarding dyslexia. With the understanding that this is a small number, and I don't immediately find other questions regarding non-physical types of ...
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2018: 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, in ...
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Music's updated site theme is live for everyone

Update - the theme and layout is now live for everyone. Thanks for your feedback in this process. If there's additional feedback, please feel free to add to the answers below. As part of ...
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Why is the guitar tag a related tag to itself?

While looking at the guitar top users, I noticed that the tag itself is a related tag: Is this a bug?
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Reword existing question or create new question?

I'm not quite sure what the SE etiquette is for this. The OP for the following question: Understanding MIDI Files provided some additional information in a recent edit, which allowed me to state in ...
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Announcer Badge Reward

In an effort to increase the number of visitors per day to the site and up the site's visibility, we will be rewarding users who receive the Announcer Badge from the time of this post's publishing ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement [closed]

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Criteria for allowed analysis of specific music

(skip to the "in short" section for the TL;DR) One of the reasons of not allowing analysis of specific works is that the question and answer might not be useful to many people, potentially useful to ...
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gratitude to the stack exchange

What can I do to give back to the forum? The forum gave a lot of sound advice, answered my question, enriched my knowledge, and supported me in my queries. What can I do to give back to the forum?
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How will we raise the Questions Per Day stat?

All stats of our Area 51 page are in the green except the Questions Per Day. We need to raise it from 2.3 to 15 questions per day. Does anyone have any good ideas? I've seen some sites have had users "...
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Should we be answering questions that are off topic?

Today we've got this question: How should I say "I want to leave a band" IMO this question is clearly off topic and belongs on Interpersonal Skills. Should we be posting answers to this ...
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What criteria should we use when choosing close reasons for marginal questions?

Sometimes we get questions that seem like they may be closed or put on hold for multiple reasons. I have in mind this question at the moment. The question is asking about analyzing MusicXML files ...
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When is Music SE graduating?

We got the gladsome tidings three months ago but we're still in beta. When is Music SE graduating? Is there something we need to do to make it happen?
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Quick question on American vs British English

Just wondering if we have to spell the American way, after a post was updated at https://music.stackexchange.com/posts/11821/revisions. Is it Either/or, or do we go American because it's the main one ...
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Can We Invite Anyone Else To The Private Beta?

I have some musical friends who might be interested in contributing to the private Beta? Can I invite them or do they have to wait until the public Beta?
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Winterbash 2013?

The deadline for the winterbash is looming on Dec. 1 and there haven't been any announcements here yet, so here goes. Hats have are new and redesigned for this year's winterbash! It will last from ...
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The Line Between Establishing Credibility and Bragging

I asked this question and immediately self-answered it. The intent of the self-answer was to explain the socio-cultural reasons why I believe the ukulele has garnered its reputation. In explaining ...
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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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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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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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Should this question be closed?

This question, about reproducing a type of bass sound the asker found in a song, has some upvotes and some close votes. Achieve samplepad/keyboard synth sound with a bass guitar for playing live? ...
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Flagging a user

I was reviewing some posts today and found one new user posted 7 answers in an hour, 2 on the same question on mostly already answered questions. https://music.stackexchange.com/users/8740/user8740 ...
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Shouldn't [music-theory] be renamed to [theory]?

Why have the extra word music? It is obviously music or we wouldn't be here :)
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How can I find a question that was recently asked?

I've read a question this morning and can't find it again. is there a possibility to search by date?
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Reducing occurences of “What key is this song in?”

I think we're agreed that definition questions like "What key is this song in?", "What instrument is this?", etc. are not good questions and will be closed shortly after they are posed. However, many ...
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Will a music markup language be added to Music SE? If not, then what is the preferred way of entering standard notation? [duplicate]

For background reading on this question, see: Is there some sort of mark-up for music notation? Don't you think this music site just lacks the music itself?
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What does it take to reopen a question?

From the faq I gather that a closed question can be reopened again after some (5?) reopen votes. My question though is; really, who is going to care to look at a closed question to see if it has ...
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Reputation migration?

I joined this SE because I see the death of guitars.SE as practically inevitable. Will there be some form of reputation migration from other sites as they are folded into this one?
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Questions about my guitar's history

Would a question about my guitar's history be appropriate for this site? I have found several sites that offer some partial information according to the serial number, but I was only able to get was ...
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Keep this question, despite all evidence to the contrary

https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/12576/recommendation-for-a-computer-based-virtual-instrument-for-an-acoustic-piano-sou Clearly asking for recommendations, clearly off-topic. BUT this is ...
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Getting the word out - music blogs and press

The best way to get new users to our site is through word of mouth. Therefore, if we can reach people who have big mouths (i.e., wide readership :), more people will know who we are and why we're ...
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Is it okay to ask opinion based questions in meta?

I have some opinion based questions that I'd love to ask the community; however, I understand that those kinds of questions are not allowed normally. Is it okay if I ask them here, in meta, or is ...
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Seeking clarification on disputed flag

I raised a "not an answer" flag on How do I practice arpeggios on the piano?, which was resolved as "disputed". No quarrel with the resolution, just looking to refine my ...
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What's up with this question:

Do sounds from different musical instrument merge together into one wave? One day with 19 upvotes and 27 on the answer? Based on our normal numbers, that seems wildly out of proportion. Not to ...
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Are technical questions about the construction of instruments/accessoires on-topic? [duplicate]

I am thinking about questions like: Is product x one of the right components to build end-product y? These questions tend to be pretty specific on the electronical aspect, so should they be on the ...
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Would a question about arranger intent be too broad or not suited for this site?

I would like to ask if anything is known about the reasons why Liszt decided to introduce some pretty significant changes/additions to the piano transcription of Danse macabre by Camille Saint-Saens ...
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Instrument-maintenance tag should be removed/aliased

We have instrument-maintenance and maintenance tags, seemingly serving the same purpose. The latter has the vast majority of usage. I believe the former should be removed, or linked to the latter. ...

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