topo morto
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Are *any* 'career advice / what to study, type of questions' on-topic, and if so, what?
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I think there are a bunch of things we could deal with with some objectivity, e.g.: syllabi and "what you would learn" on different types of courses typical entry requirements for different types of ...

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Blacklist the [bass] tag
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....[the tag] was used extremely poorly in the past The proof of the pudding is in the eating and if it hasn't worked, that seems like a good reason to get rid of it! I do think there are further ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Displayed reasons for declined flags
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Taking a step back for a moment, if you have so many declined flags that you are getting familiar with particular decline reasons, you are probably flagging too many things! It is good to flag when ...

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what is this site NOT for? (to answer questions concerning elementary music theory? chords?)
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What this site is not for is mostly explained in the it is not about... section at https://music.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic. I won't quote it here as it is subject to change. There isn't any ...

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Can you ask about configurations for musical equipment?
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(Just to put it in a 'proper answer') In general, as you will see from music.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic, questions on "usage of specific hardware" are fine. Questions should still be specific, ...

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How to respond to questions edited after answers are posted
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One thing I've noticed people doing that I think can be useful sometimes is making it clear that any major clarification to a post is an edit. I've seen this done by placing the clarification under a ...

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Can we see the types of questions that are considered too broad or mainly down to opinion?
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opinion-based A lot of music-related topics are very opinion-based, and hence many perfectly on-topic questions here will be quite opinion-based. This is not in itself a problem - Stack Exchange ...

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Year-end bounties for exemplary users: proactive encouragement vs. do "as little as possible"
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Although mods are supposed to do 'as little as possible' when it comes to interventions, they are also supposed to engage in community building and driving the success of the site. So from that point ...

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where ask for personal opinion or recommendations?
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For guitar: http://www.thegearpage.net/ http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/ For Bass: https://www.talkbass.com/ http://basschat.co.uk/ All very active. For keyboards, you could try https://www....

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If some analysis of specific works is to be allowed, what are the criteria?
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I think we should only allow analysis questions with appropriate transcription provided in the body of the question.

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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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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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Is this site a good place to share your music for others to comment on
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As Doktor Mayhem says, posting your work as part of a general 'what do you think of this? comments please!' request on the main site doesn't really work here if there's no specific question about ...

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Discussion around chord progressions being 'off-topic'
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Firstly, my current rough understanding of what 'analysis' questions are allowed is - we don't allow anything where having 'the score' of the piece would answer the question. To be fair, I think the ...

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Hey, could mods please leave a comment when they delete something?
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I think comments should mostly only be deleted if: they seem mean-spirited they have been dealt with and are no longer serving a function - e.g. if they suggest an edit that has been made, and they ...

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WHY AM I LEAVING M:P&T?
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User '@topo morto' - I wish you the best, but fear you're going to be unhappy. Do you mean with the site, or is that a foretelling of the direction of my life in general..? :0 Anyway thanks for the ...

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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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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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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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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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Synonyms: [anacrusis], [pickup-measure], [pickup-bar]
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Perhaps all of these terms are too specific to warrant being tags? Questions relating to these subjects could be tagged notation, or phrasing, or perhaps meter, depending on the specific question.

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What criteria should we use when choosing close reasons for marginal questions?
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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 ...

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Requesting Bansuri/Venu tag
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It seems perfectly reasonable to add bansuri and venu tags to questions specific to those instruments. Once you have 300 reputation you'll be able to create these yourself - if you still feel they're ...

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