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Single question posts with answers duplicating each other
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If it's a word-for word copy, extract, or close to it, downvoting/flagging may be appropriate. If not, I don't think such a post generally needs to be viewed negatively. As you say, different ...

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Updating close reasons to fit the new format
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Seems like a good opportunity to improve the user experience, especially for new users. I like Dom's suggestions regarding specific equipment - I have a slightly different suggestion for the Post ...

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How can a question closed as "seeking recommendations for specific equipment" be made on-topic?
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Some time ago I posted Our "recommendations for specific equipment" rule seems to be catching cases beyond those looking for a brand/model recommendation . After some discussion, that led to ...

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Convert "What are the most common uses for stereo channels on a mixer?" to community wiki?
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The question..is one we might normally close, being a "list question". I rarely get much sympathy around here for suggesting that we need to be careful about casting aspersions on all ...

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Why would a question about a specific composer's techniques be off-topic?
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Perhaps there's a couple of issues here... Whether it's a question about music history or composition, or a bit of 'trivia' There's probably always going to be a bit of a fuzzy line as to whether ...

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Which question about piano finger-sustain notation is "canon", and which is duplicate?
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While the wording in the interface for a closed-as-duplicate question is "This question already has answers here", my personal opinion is that it makes for an odd user experience to close an ...

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Is it on topic to ask about how to improve the recording of an acoustic piano?
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Questions about recording are on topic here - there's a recording tag with some questions in the same general area. A question along the lines of "how to get the best results when recording an ...

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Are questions along the lines of "what *kind* of tool do I need to accomplish X" on-topic?
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My feeling on this is that "what kind of tool do I need to accomplish X?" is often a very similar question to "How do I accomplish X"?, but with two added assumptions: That the ...

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Our "recommendations for specific equipment" rule seems to be catching cases beyond those looking for a brand/model recommendation
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As per the question, I agree we need to be clear that questions like "what's the best analogue synthesizer?" or "what's the best distortion pedal for metal?" aren't right for this ...

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A proposal for dealing with certain over-broad questions
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I think I pretty much agree with your thoughts on how this could be treated - my thinking is that In general, questions can be asked, and answers can be given, at different levels of detail A ...

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On closing vs. tolerating weak questions
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I think you're right that there can be an issue in this area. A phenomenon I've seen a bunch of times: a question is asked that looks unfocused and unclear to some users; they start to put a couple of ...

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Should we be more aggressive in deleting closed questions?
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A couple of random points... On a personal level, I don't find closed questions a problem when navigating the site; I presume that means that the level of clearup currently going on is sufficient. I ...

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Where do we draw the line on product recommendations?
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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? I would say it may be if that ...

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I think this question has been closed by mistake
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There have been other occasions where people have been confused as to how to deal with these kinds of questions. "describe the required function and setting in which the equipment will be used, ...

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cognitive bias of this site's userbase
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A lot of users on this site are amateur musicians, and they want to feel relevant True. they don't want to admit that the best music was made 60 years ago Also true. We have no time for idle ...

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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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A user seems frustrated at their question being closed, claiming that there's nothing in https://music.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic to indicate that their question is off-topic, and that there are ...

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I want to start a series of questions on how to compose a song from x popular genre. May I?
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I think if the answers are done well, these kinds of questions and answers could be very informative. I don't necessarily see a problem with objectivity, as long as the 'x' you are talking about is ...

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Should we create a FAQ about Music Theory?
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If people are asking duplicates, they still need to be closed, and the close-as-duplicate pattern still needs to be able to work. I'd suggest building, in meta, a list of good, well-upvoted 'does-this-...

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Should the Help Center be updated?
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I don't think this area of question is necessarily way off-topic here. If the OP had phrased it more specifically - "How can a classical guitar player build a contemporary practice routine" - I would ...

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Do we need the [identification] tag?
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this is not about the on or off topic status of identification questions, this is just talking about the identification tag. I think the ideal course of events would be to work out the status of the ...

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Should we require prior research?
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I think there's a few different scenarios here. On one hand, asking a question that could be as easily typed into Google may be a pointless exercise if all it yields is a "Let-Me-Google-That-For-You" ...

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Leaving SE for an indefinite time
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In addition to the sentiments in my comment: I have now had a chance to read through your links. My impression is: Some of the actions from SE management seem rather hasty The mod and user base ...

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Feature request: embeddable hosted audible sound clips
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I'd like this. As Todd alludes to though, a lot of the kinds of questions where this would be most directly useful might often be those that aren't exactly on-topic. For example, "How do I make this ...

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Should questions on this site ever be removed from "Hot Network Questions", and if so, when?
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I agree with Your Uncle Bob's points that controversial questions are not such an issue on this site (at least nowhere near the level they might be on, say, one of the religion sites) and that quality ...

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Why was a question about compositional practice migrated to music fans?
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It's a good fit at music fans - some of the better-received questions there have been along the lines of "what does this activity entail?". The way I interpret "practice or performance technique" on ...

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Please Reopen this Question: "Using Chord iii in a Chord Progression (Major Key)"
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I personally agree that the question is fine, and have voted to reopen. The main question here is "I read somewhere that generally chord iii is not used, or very rarely used. Is this correct?" I ...

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Why is no one using jTab for guitar chords?
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So my first reason for not using it was just... not knowing the syntax. Second reason was - I couldn't find in the docs how to get chord symbols showing without fingering suggestions - but @Your ...

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jTab and ABCjs Formatting Sandbox
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Just a test %2.0.0.X.X.X[C#maj7]

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Question about re-creating the sound of a specific recording
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As it stands, the question and answer are completely specific to this one song, so it seems like it's not useful to other users. I'd agree that It isn't useful to other users in the sense that other ...

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Best way to ask a question about folk music recordings?
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In my experience, resources questions can work fine on SE sites. We allow them on Korean.SE with no problems. A long time back there was a very influential post - https://stackoverflow.blog/2010/11/...

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