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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Should Identify-this-genre questions be considered separately?

(I've elsewhere expressed my disagreement with the decision to get rid of identify-this-song / identify-this-artist questions. This question, however, takes for granted that decision.) I would argue ...
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Adding New Tags

Can we please add tags, such as one-direction, harry-styles, liam-payne, niall-horan, louis-tomlinson, zayn, collaborations, 2010's, Noughties, 90's, 80's, 70's, 60's, etc. WILL BE UPDATED WHEN I ...
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Should We Keep Old ID Questions

Given that ID questions make up the vast majority of our production, should we really be purging them out of the archives? I've personally put a lot of time and effort into those questions, and I'd ...
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off-topic or overzealous moderation?

I posted an ID question yesterday for a piece of classical music. I included a recording of me playing the theme on an electronic instrument. My question was flagged as off topic, closed and removed. ...
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Identification Questions are now off-topic. Here's our next steps

The deadline for the proposal to limit id has passed and it seems the community wants a stricter ban all policy which will start as of today. This is a general huge lift and as such it will take time ...
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Proposal: Limit Identification questions to tangible questions only (non-memory)

There has been a lot of back and forth about ID questions on this SE and I think everyone admits something needs to be done at this point. A simple proposal drafted by the mods and community managers ...
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Should we be strict with the identification tags?

We presently have several identify-this-x tags: I've noticed that some posts with this tag tend to be off of memory alone (here, here, and here are a few). While these posts can be interesting, and ...
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Is there something that needs to be done if the main chatroom was frozen?

I have noticed that the main chatroom1 has been recently frozen. (As far as I can tell, this was the first time this happened) This happens if a room had no messages for 14 days. The system always ...
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How to upload sound to a question?

Assume you want to ask to identify an excerpt of music you've recorded or recreated with some software. Is there a way to add it to the question in a similar way as an image, so that one does not need ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Are recording recommendations on-topic?

I see that requests for recommendations for listening are discouraged but it is less obvious whether requests for recommendations for a recording of a specific piece are accepted. For example: what ...
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Can we ask what Key a piece is in?

Some websites, Tunebat as one, are exceptional in showing you details like a pieces Key, BPM and danceability. Sometimes, however, a piece is not on there. Research concluded first, are we then ...
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Would a compilation of pop music based on classical music be an appropriate question or community wiki?

Creating a compendium of pop songs based on themes from classical pieces seems a useful and participation-generating topic for Music Fans. On the other hand, there are a lot of songs in that list. ...
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Is Amp & Speakers questions on/off-topic here?

Are Amp & Speakers questions on/off-topic here? Like amp & speakers power matching. If not, is there an SE site for that? Thanks.
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The [identify*]-question question: Time for a trial separation?

Full dislosure: It was an identify question of my own that initially turned me onto this site. TL;DR Music Fans SE should engage in a time-limited trial run of restricting or eliminating "...
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Defect - The link "delete" does not work

There is an annoying defect in the site https://musicfans.meta.stackexchange.com I am on the site https://musicfans.meta.stackexchange.com on an iPhone on iOS 9.0.2. On a question by me, the link &...
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Defect - The links "add a comment" do not work

There is an annoying defect in the site https://musicfans.stackexchange.com I am on the site https://musicfans.stackexchange.com on an iPhone on iOS 9.0.2. The links "add a comment" do not ...
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List request for Vengerov's imagery - on topic?

Maxim Vengerov is a violinist who is known for coming up with vivid imagery in his masterclasses. Here's an example, but in almost all the excerpts I've seen on YouTube, he comes up with some analogy/...
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Different artists - same song titles

Why has my question Different artists - same song titles? been marked as off-topic on this site? I tried searching on Google: Search 1 Search 2 Search 3 Search 4 but I did not get good results. ...
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Is Music History on topic here?

I noticed this music history question was closed here and redirected to music practice: Was Guido d'Arezzo the one who invented the diatonic scale? In my opinion, music history is on-topic here ...
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Please re-open this question that was closed as opinion-based or unclear

What has the RIAA(/MPAA/BSA) done in re the recent surge in music piracy? I changed the secondary opinion question into what it was intended to be: some elaboration of the primary factual question.
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Preferred handling of apparent spam that otherwise meets SE criteria

I've recently come across several similar posts that have the "feel" of spam, but which are sufficiently outside the Stack Exchange criteria for using the spam flag. What is the preferred ...
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Is it time to review the low quality answers with notices on them?

We have 18 answers with notices on them for being low-quality—the notice reads: Want to improve this post? Provide detailed answers to this question, including citations and an explanation of why ...
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Can we synonymize the tags [fatboy-slim] and [norman-cook]?

The musician Norman Cook is also popularly known by the pseudonym Fatboy Slim. We currently have the tags norman-cook as well as fatboy-slim; there are 2 questions with the former tag, 4 questions ...
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Should we merge the tags [definition] and [terminology]?

We currently have the tags definition and terminology which seem to be used with the same purpose. The [terminology] tag is one of our more popular tags with 60 questions, and it also has some ...
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Can we burninate the tag [track]?

The tag track has no excerpt or wiki, and there are four questions tagged with it: Why are bonus tracks so common in japanese versions? What is the genre of "Kiss me (IMSA remix)"? Original ...
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What steps can I take if SE is no longer accepting answers from my account?

I have answered two questions so far. But Music Fans SE is not accepting any more answers from my account. So, I need to improve my existing answers, so that I can answer more questions. So, how can I ...
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Not satisfied with original formulation of my question and the answers I received — what steps can I take?

I have a question about my Music Fans Stack Exchange post: Different Artist - same song titles? I am not happy with the answers posted in my original question and I really needed some answers about &...
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Introducing the [european] tag

I am constantly frustrated by the lack of relevant tags here at Music Fans. So, I decided to test the waters of tag-creation by introducing the european tag. I understand that this site is fairly slow ...
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Are questions about Apple Music on-topic here?

Are we allowed to ask questions about using Apple Music or other music streaming apps here? I would say that most music fans nowadays use streaming services, but I don't decide if it's on-topic here. ...
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Can we merge our synonymised tags?

Tag synonymization is officially considered a precursor to merging. To quote from a post by @animuson♦ on Meta SE: [U]ltimately, this action should happen at some point. If everyone is too afraid ...
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Do we really need the [song-title] tag when we have the [identify-this-song] tag?

It looks like the unknown-title tag was burninated back in 2016 because it was too similar to identify-this-song. It sure looks like most questions tagged song-title are either "What is the title?" ...
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Should this question that is not being automatically deleted due to a bug be deleted manually?

This question meets the criteria for automatic Roomba deletion as RemoveAbandonedClosed. In particular, it: has been closed more than 9 days ago, for a reason other than duplicate has a non-positive ...
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What is the best SE site to ask for Spanish Catholic song identification?

I want to find the names and original composer or artist of these songs I heard in my childhood from 2000-2006, and I'd also like to find lyrics for them, as well. I can probably record the melody as ...
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Can this ID question be closed for lacking details -? "Persian song: can you please tell me what this song is called?"

The song ID question Persian song: can you please tell me what this song is called? was asked around two years ago and self-answered (and accepted) around a year ago. The question only contains a ...
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Red dot on Close Votes review queue but the queue was cleared (Bug)

Bug or as designed? If this actually IS a bug, can this be fixed?
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Closure: Example of a rock song that cadences iiø7-V-i

Example of a minor-key rock song that ends with a ii∅7-V-i cadence This question was just closed as too broad. I don't get why. I am just limiting to an example of a rock song that cadences iiø7-V-...
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Let's add an off-topic close reason for YouTube video soundtrack ID questions

We regularly receive questions asking to identify songs used as soundtracks in YouTube videos. This Q&A posted on our Meta nearly a year ago explain very well the reasons for why such questions ...
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Why is there greyed, unclickable usernames?

I have just seen an answer and three comments with their usernames all acting weird: What's going on here? It's definitely not migration, and the "deleted-users-username-change-to-user-id" thing ...
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Are questions about dance/dancers on-topic?

This was discussed before, apparently with the consensus that it might be a good idea to extend the scope. There was a trial, but the results were never analyzed. There seems to be a consensus that '...
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What can I do to improve my flagging quality?

I just got banned from flagging posts for a week, so I am uploading a screenshot of all my flags that were declined in the past seven days. Here are my flags: Rude or abusive Can you mark this as ...
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Question left open: How do I store my vinyl records?

Should I store my vinyl records side by side or in piles? This looks more like a Music SE question than a Music Fans SE question. I flagged/voted for closure but it is left open when the review was ...
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Why can't I make trivial edits on my posts for extra reputation?

How I make trivial edits for extra reputation: I make a minor edit on my question or answer. The post gets pushed onto the "activity" tab of the front page. It receives attention to other ...
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Answer deleted for formatting?

This answer is formatted poorly, and has an overabundance of CAPITALS, but it seems like a legitimate answer, even if it's not the most helpful one. I would suggest it should be edited and improved ...
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How close is Music Fans to getting out of beta?

It appears that the 'beta' status of Music Fans is the chief obstacle to migration from Music Practice & Theory. What needs to happen before graduation?
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2019: 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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Running through the review queues... and found two inappropriate posts from a new user

I was going through the FP review queue, and here's what I've found: I just flagged the answer as "rude or abusive" and the comment as "harrasment, bigotry, or abuse". Not only the two posts ...
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What causes review bans, and how can I prevent them from happening?

I am close to getting the "cast close/reopen votes" privilege, and I will be reviewing close and reopen votes when I receive it. It is quite fun and interesting to look through the review queues and ...
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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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