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I am a devoted musician with much to share and learn, so why the uncommented downvotes?
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My most-downvoted answer is how do I compute midi stop time - a topic that I know a fair bit about. I've written more than one piece of MIDI software. My most-upvoted answer is What do 'vent ...

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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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How important is accepting answers for the community?
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Accepting answers is most relevant when the question is in the style of 'I want a correct solution to this problem'. Clearly it's not perfect even then, as you may get two correct answers that would ...

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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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Should we 'fughetta' the fughetta tag?
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Getting rid of it and replacing it with fugue seems sensible to me. Tags that are too specific aren't very useful; There don't seem to be many (any?) other fughetta questions waiting to be tagged with ...

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Is it OK to copy-paste your own answers to different questions?
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Just to look at the wider perspective, duplicate answers generally shouldn't be a something that happens because of the duplicate question rules. If an answer serves as a genuinely good answer to two ...

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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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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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What's up with this question:
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One day with 19 upvotes and 27 on the answer? Based on our normal numbers, that seems wildly out of proportion. That's because it has become a Hot Network Question, potentially showing in the ...

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Are questions for song identification on topic?
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No - from https://music.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic, you can see that "identifying a song, style/genre, instrument/equipment, technique, chord progression, etc." is off topic. However ...

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Are questions about writing lyrics on-topic?
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Lyrics, their delivery, rhythm and flow, and their content, are absolutely central to many styles of music. They're not just related to the music - they're a part of it, just as harmony and melody are,...

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Why were my two answers deleted?
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Why is my first post spam or offensive? To me, it's arguably (slightly) offensive because of the way it wastes real people's time to have to clear it up! All SE sites are moderated by volunteers. ...

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How does this site prefer to see a question with many examples?
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If something is central to the question, I think the preference would be to add it inline if possible, rather than in links - links can break, and having to go to another site to understand the ...

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gratitude to the stack exchange
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I think one of the best things to do is be welcoming and understanding to users who are even newer than yourself; to help them by explaining how best to use the site, how to stay on-topic, and so on. ...

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Why was this answer deleted (not by its owner)?
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I thought the kind of post that should be flagged would be something that really doesn't come across as a genuine attempt to answer the question - "Roses are red, violets are blue, sharps are flat and ...

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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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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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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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Are "How do I make this sound" questions on-topic?
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Are these, and the occasional questions like them, on-topic? I think moderators have previously been clear that they are off-topic. Your question covers quite similar ground to my question here: Our ...

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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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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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What's the best practice regarding borderline duplicate cases?
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For me, a relationship between questions isn't enough to mark as a duplicate. If there's a relationship between one question and an existing question, and an answer to that existing question is also ...

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Is feedback on music book authors on-topic?
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All the other example questions you point to are along the lines of 'how can this book benefit my musical abilities', from a musical point of view. Your question is along the lines of "why are these ...

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Answer on What is it about the blues chord progression that makes the blues feel?
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I'll just outline the way I read the post.... Firstly, there's a genuine appreciation of Chain Lightning as an example of blues, despite some elements of the song (in particular the chord progression)...

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Should we be answering questions that are off topic?
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One of the selling points of Music.SE is that it is a well-organised site, and that aim is helped by keeping things on-topic. So, no - we shouldn't be answering off-topic questions. Before voting to ...

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What Music History questions are on- and off-topic?
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The current explanation for the 'history' tag is: The study of how music has developed and changed over time. So that's the centre of gravity for what this site regards as a history question. ...

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Charitable interpretation vs. editing content
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Removing words that have meaning shouldn't be done lightly, but IMO it could be justified as a clarification if it seems that the removed words are a distraction from the overall meaning of a post. ...

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Issues with English as a second language
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I would recommend, In friendly and clear words, welcoming the user to the site (if new) and asking for clarification, being as specific as you can about what isn't clear. The poster may not understand,...

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Is it discouraged to answer off-topic questions in comments?
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If a question is clearly off-topic, the first thing to do is (in a friendly way) direct the asker to the https://music.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic page to explain why it's off-topic, as this isn'...

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Is Music Production covered here?
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To echo Dave - Yes! They were seen as fine a couple of years ago: Are Questions on Production, mixing and mastering allowed on the site? ... and things haven't changed on this point since then, as ...

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