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How to avoid another suspension? [duplicate]

If you read my current profile page: Moderators on Music Fans, Meta, and Music SE froze my heart recently with a terrible, icy ban known as the "triple threat" suspension. A "triple threat" ...
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Please reopen my question

Identify this excerpt This question was initially closed as off-topic. But I've edited it and made it into an on-topic one. I want this to be reopened, but I can't cast my vote. Can anyone else ...
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Can the mods give me some advice for my 7-day grounded for only a few off-topic posts?

On November 22, 2019, I have received a 7-day grounded, only because of few off-topic posts. I'll quote the relevant parts of the mod messages: "This is a follow up to the last mod message and ...
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What makes a good use of the phrase “Nico-nico-nii” here?

I see that using the phrase "Nico-nico-nii" is not allowed here due to various reasons, like this. So, are there any ways to use this phrase in a good/valid way here?
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Why was my question deleted? [duplicate]

I just noticed that a moderator had deleted one of my questions. Why was this deleted?
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Please close these questions

Are "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider" the same song? What is Bass and Treble? I flagged these questions as "unclear what you're asking" (1st question) and "...
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Closure: Standard clef arrangement for SATB

Standard clef arrangement for SATB My question here was closed as off-topic. Can someone explain to me why this was closed? If this is on-topic on Music SE, I would love to ask it there, but my ...
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New tag: [blend-s]

I just created a new tag blend-s on one of my questions. Can we further develop this tag - for example, adding a description to it or something?
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Who declined my flag?

I see that my flag was declined, with a custom reason: I suspect it is Dom who had declined this, since he/she is also a mod on Music SE - he/she has been quite active all over me lately in an ...
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Post Lock: Why are major keys traditionally happy and minor keys traditionally sad?

Why are major keys traditionally happy and minor keys traditionally sad? was locked. What was the reason?
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Closure-Reopening-Reclosure: Analyzing the final cadence of Dvorak 9 Finale

Analyzing the final cadence of Dvorak 9 Finale was closed, then reopened, and then re-closed. What is going on to my question?
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Game suggestion: Find the gem!

In order to increase participation in voting, I suggest a game: Find the gem! I invite you to find an underrated answer and write a link to it as an answer of this meta post. Also explain in a few ...
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Why is “Nico-nico-nii” not allowed on Stack Exchange?

I flagged a post for moderator attention, with this custom reason: "Nico-nico-nii!" But then it was declined. Now I am curious: Why is "Nico-nico-nii" not allowed here? "Nico-nico-nii" is a ...
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Why was my edit reverted?

Two days ago I've seen another user's post which contained the bad word "d@mn" in it. I have edited the post in order to remove the bad word. I've also been doing the same thing when I've gone ...
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Are questions about naming certain chord progressions on-topic? [duplicate]

I'm going to be taking an exam later this month (October 2019), and part of the exam will ask me to name a bunch of certain chord progressions. Most of the progressions that I need to study are long ...
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Undelete question with TOO MANY CAPITALS

I reformatted the answer that was in all caps for this question: https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/a/9777/92 I think it's a decent answer, now that it's readable, and I'd like to ask for it to be ...
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Some tips for good contribution [duplicate]

Currently, while I'm trying my best, I'm having some trouble over contributing well here on Music Fans Stack Exchange because I am kind of a new user here, and I don't know all the rules here yet. I ...
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Jincheng Zhang - standard response

The mods and the wider community do a good job with the posts we get related to work by Jincheng Zhang. I guess there a lot of musicians who do what Zhang does with freely available tracks from YTL. ...
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Are questions about seeking for music that is used for specific purpose on-topic?

If my question is "has there been any music that is used for the purpose of _______?", would it be on-topic? Reading What topics can I ask about here?, I'm not sure if it's on-topic or not. On one ...
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Duplicate with no answer (II)

A user has posted twice the same question with different accounts: Karaoke/instrumental version of HotCha song Is there any similar backgroud music for this lyrics? I can't mark one as dupe of the ...
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What's the difference between plagiarism of an answer and “the same answer”?

I just had a declined flag after mod-flagging this answer for being plagiarism of this one. However, the mod declined the flag with the reason: "It's not plagiarism, it's the same answer though (.....
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Duplicate with no answer

A user has posted the same question on Music and Music Fans, then Music sent us the question. Now we have dupes with no accepted answer: What is the name of the girl in the beginning of Dante Thomas&...
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Can we reverse which question is marked duplicate?

What is the particular genre of the soundtrack in this music video? We have two identical questions, with identical answers, but the one with an accepted answer is closed as a duplicate --the one ...
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Why are our numbers so lopsided?

We've talked before about our stats being lopsided --we have far fewer questions than most sites, but a VERY healthy number of visitors per day. It never before occurred to me to ask "why?" Why so ...
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Question on close policy for answered questions

Question in relation to "Close" policy and discussion in comments to this post : Old school Hip Hop song, circa 1999, in background of personal video. Although the original video link is dead, the ...
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Flags invalidated or aged away due to low activity in review queues

I regularly raise flags on questions for closure since I do not yet have the reputation to vote to close them. Recently, a number of these flags were "aged away". By checking the timelines of these ...
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What does it mean that this close vote review is “invalidated”?

I had recently flagged this question asking to identify a soundtrack used by Jincheng Zhang for closure because the linked video has been deleted and this makes the question obsolete. This is the only ...
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Requesting rollback of this edit suggested by an anonymous user

My question is regarding this edit that was suggested by an anonymous user on 6 April. In my opinion, the paragraph that was added looks like a comment on the answer. With the edit, the answer doesn'...
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Why did the Community User accept this answer?

I'm not sure if this question should be posted here or on Meta SE. Perhaps the mods can guide me best on this. I was going through the activity log of the Community User and noticed that it has ...
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Should we merge the tags [unknown-performer] and [unknown-composer]?

We currently have the two tags unknown-performer and unknown-composer. However, we use the single tag identify-this-artist for questions asking to identify all artists: singer, musician, dancer, back-...
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Requesting [identify-this-composer] tag

We currently do not have a tag called identify-this-composer, but I feel there is a decent case for adding it. Currently, the unknown-composer tag seems to be used for the purpose of identifying a ...
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Do we need to retain this exact duplicate?

This question is marked as a duplicate of this one. But, I noticed that the target is completely identical to the question that is closed as a duplicate. What seems to have happened is that the OP ...
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Should we merge the tags [sample] and [sampling]?

The tags sample and sampling appear to have identical usage. This is what their wiki and excerpts look like: Sample: Excerpt: Any question relating to the use of samples used in media. Do not use ...
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Question marked duplicate of deleted question

This question has been marked as a duplicate of this one, but the target question happens to be deleted. This is not a useful situation, so I request that either the deleted question be undeleted (if ...
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“Please don't use this tag for X purpose” - how strict are we regarding this disclaimer?

We have several tags which contain a disclaimer of the kind: Please don't use this tag for X purpose, instead use (other-tag). I decided to do a search for such tags to see whether this is being ...
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Should we merge the tags [backstory] and [history]?

The tag wiki for backstory mentions: It could be that this tag ultimately should just be folded into history but it does seem like there's a distinct kind of history, and some people who have a ...
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Should we merge the tags [effect-identification] and [identify-this-effect]?

We have the pair of tags identify-this-effect and effect-identification which appear to serve the same purpose. The current stats are as follows: 3 questions tagged with effect-identification, and 2 ...
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Should we merge the tags [song-interpretation] and [meaning]?

The tag meaning has the following wiki excerpt (it has no wiki currently): What does a specific part of a song mean? What does the interpreter or songwriter try to tell us? This makes the tag song-...
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Should we merge the tags [concert] and [live-music]?

A concert is a live music performance, so having both concert and live-music seems redundant. So, I propose that we merge both tags. Specifically, I suggest we make concert a synonym of live-music, ...
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Should we merge the tags [folk] and [folk-music]?

We currently have the tags folk and folk-music. Both tags serve the same purpose, so it seems redundant to have both of them. So, can we mark folk-music as a synonym of folk? As pointed out by @Bebs ...
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Are we allowed to ask people for advice on music clips with included links?

I am a bit of a newbie to making music, and I'm wondering if I'm allowed to ask questions about my tracks. I'm not advertising youtube channels or anything like that(it is a beepbox link), but I'm a ...
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Dealing with “Identify YouTuber video soundtrack” questions

According to new YouTube policies and explosion of YouTube "claims", it will be extremely unlikely to have uncredited actual copyrighted songs as soundtrack of YouTube videos. Indeed, if a YouTube ...
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What to do with what is perceived as a bad answer?

I'm aware this question is similar to What to do with low quality questions and answers but I think the particular case of bad answers that are still an attempt to answer is not discussed. In SO they ...
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Understanding two declined flags

My flag on the comment of this answer was declined. It's a standard comment to remind OP to accept an answer. I think we can remove these comments after a while if the answer is indeed accepted. But ...
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Should we elect a fourth mod who would be closer and more available?

I have noticing a drop in mods activity, recently. I'm aware that everyone is allowed to "disconnect" and has IRL lives, but wouldn't it help them to have a fourth member in the mod team, to manage ...
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Auto-comments for Music Fans

Auto-comments for Music Fans are now available. The purpose of this is to help users and avoid re-typing always the same comments for similar cases. How to install the script Userscripts add ...
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“identify-this-song” requisites?

The tag identify-this-song states Be sure to include enough information (lyric snippets, a good quality sound clip, etc.) I have two songs I am trying to find, to identify the band. However all I ...
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Delete unwanted link comment

A user has used a question of mine to reach me on an unrelated topic, here. As you can see, on the comments, he links to another unrelated post and now, the two posts become linked (in the right ...
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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, ...
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Are questions about raga identifications on topic here?

I recently answered a question on the Music Practice and Theory SE that asked to identify the raga of a particular composition. I did not know that such questions are considered off topic there (and ...

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