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So far we haven't had many of them, so I reckon just using free form text to say why you are voting to close will be fine. If we get a lot of them we can look at adding a custom close reason.


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From a purely technical perspective it doesn't matter - the close votes just count as close votes when it comes to weight. So if you want any guidance I'd suggest using whichever one you think gives the message you want to deliver to the OP, and ideally then follow up with a comment on what should be improved. Of course, the preferred route if you think it ...


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It does take a reasonably big need to change out one of our existing close reasons for another (the functionality isn't there to just add a new one in addition to the existing ones). While I agree that like on Parenting SE, some questions do just come down to "See a doctor - don't ask random internet folks", I don't know that it requires a whole new close ...


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First off, those two questions are entirely different. They are not "basically the same question" - the first one is completely off-topic, as described by @MatthewRead and will generate list answers. The second one asks how to find bandmates and in fact has been answered very well without any list of resources. It's that whole 'give a man a fish' and '...


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Yes, I agree with the moderator's decision. The original question asking what are the best versions of these two musics, such as in the youtube? I have watched several videos, such as Yundi Li, E Kissin, Lang Lang, Arthur Rubinstein definitely was opinion based. Questions about what is "best" are generally frowned upon on StackExchange sites. See the ...


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I tend to favour the more severe or harder-to-fix close reason, to avoid setting false expectations. For example, if a question is blatantly off-topic, and can't be edited to bring it on topic (e.g. if it has nothing to do with music at all), but it's also a bit broad, close as off-topic. If you instead close as "too broad", that suggests that editing the ...


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It's always hard to shape an exact close reason out of the 6 default close reasons we are given. Even off-topic comes with different flavors. Equipment recommendations differ vastly than transcribing a song, but both are off-topic and it is possible for a question to be both or a hybrid of both and also broad or primarily opinion based. There's not a silver ...


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So to answer your core question, once a question is edited to fix the problems highlighted by the close reason it goes into a queue to be reviewed to be reopened. It does not guarantee the question will be reopened, but there is a process. In this case the close reason is not the most helpful, but it is an artifact of us having 3 boiler plate close reasons ...


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Generally, recommendations are off topic on most SE sites (this included). We've had some questions of the kind that were accepted, but to be honest, I never understood why some are left open and others are not. The reason why people close these questions is because they are mostly opinion based. I will recommend something, some other user will recommend ...


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To me, any question containing the phrase "what to look for" is clearly not a gear recommendation question. That doesn't mean every question that is not a gear recommendation question needs to include that phrase, but for me that is why I wouldn't personally vote to close What to look for when buying a digital piano for a beginner? Other differences between ...


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I think this one does fit into the category of "Answerable" here. It isn't asking for a brand or specific model, but asking what kind of keyboard they should buy. That said, the question isn't that good, and we could end up with a range of questions similar to the Digital Piano one you linked to so I'm not going to vote for reopening, but I won't close if ...


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I agree that this is a red flag. This particular question has come up with some more or less decent answers, but if you see down the list, the answers are not very good fit. This indicates that there are problems with this type of questions. The reason it is not closed, is that it is not very clear that it is a shopping question. The long list of opinion ...


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I voted to close, but am having second thoughts, at least in this, and very similar cases. I see the relevant points as: There is only one instance of the item, and It's of some historical significance, The item in question is relevant for informing musical performance & practice. I don't think that there needs to be exactly one copy, but it' can't ...


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In my opinion, the genre tag does not make sense on this site. The main reason being genre isn't a music concept it's a music industry concept. Genres exist not only due to the music that is made, but to many other marketable aspects such as image and location which takes away from the part which we care about and are about which is the music. The ...


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A really important role on whether these kind of questions get closed or not is the phrasing. It's important for OP to show what kind of research they have done, if they have done any. Basic questions that can be answered by the simplest Google search are usually closed here. So, a question like I have the notes C E G. What is this chord? is bound to ...


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How important is it to arrive at a clear, correct(ish) and fundamental close reason for questions that should clearly be closed for some reason? Very important, IMO, that the reasons given should be correct(ish).. If the question is marginal, then the close reason is part of the guidance that the poster sees to help them improve the question. If there is ...


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The first approach to take with any question that seems to have issues is to see if it can be improved. I feel that often, a comment suggesting how the question might be edited to fit the on-topic rules may be a friendlier and more productive action than a flag - especially with new users. If that doesn't work, then, given that "requesting external ...


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We could modify the existing identification close reason, but I feel it will get too clunky and lump too many different concepts together that shouldn't be. While we allow analysis, we do not allow transcription which is sometimes lumped together with analysis. The close reason will look similar to the identification close as a transcription is really ...


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