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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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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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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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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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Am I wrong in my judgment of questions that have to be closed?

I have been noticing recently that the questions I require for closure stay open, and I am the only one that thinks that these questions need to be closed. In my opinion, these questions are clearly ...
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Should we merge the tag [instrument-identification] to [identify-this-instrument]

Standard identification tag is indentify-this-xxx so I suggest we keep identify-this-instrument so it is probably not necessary to keep both. Should we burn instrument-identification? Having enough ...
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Undelete possibly correct Wild Things Answer

Can we have this answer undeleted? It now contains both a video link and an explanation (even if brief). https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/a/3584/92 We've just gotten the same question asked ...
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Is asking about genre oriented festivals on topic here?

I would like to learn about German retrowave/synthwave festivals but can't google up anything recent. Is it on topic to ask this here?
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Is our primary responsibility to the querent or to the community?

This is probably more of a general SE Meta question than one specific to our site, but it came up in this question: What song has the phrase "waka waka wee"? Are we writing answers ...
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When, if ever, are multiple answers appropriate for ID questions?

Clearly, when an ID question does not have an accepted answer, there can be multiple good-faith attempts to answer it. In a case, however, where an ID question does have an accepted answer (or one ...
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How to Improve Quality

In recent discussions, we've seen there are two major suggestions for improving our site, Quality (better questions) and Quantity (more questions). Obviously, we all want both, but some of us (full ...
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Would it make sense to close this site and start again?

This is intended to be 'neutral'- not implying that the answer is 'yes it would', or 'no it wouldn't' - just asking the question. Music Fans doesn't currently seem to be functioning very well, and ...
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Why was this edit approved?

I don't really understand why this edit was approved: https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/5764 I think it makes the question impossible to answer because it removes the link ...
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Should we protect identification questions that have been answered-accepted?

I have seen multiple times identification questions with an accepted answer being answered by a first poster. Maybe they don't know how it works or they didn't see the correct answer, but for some ...
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Shall We Provisionally Open Our Scope to Dancing-focused Question?

Following a suggestion that was a response to my prior meta question, I am proposing that we provisionally open our scope to dance questions as a kind of trial towards officially changing our name and ...
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Music Fans Topic Challenge #2 - Dancing

Since the current idea for this stack is to add dancing in our topics, I suggest that we first start with a topic challenge that would be the second of Music Fans history (the first one was Jam Bands)....
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Music and Dance Fans?

Inspired by this question, Can I ask this question in Music Fans SE?, and by the current chat discussion on improving the site and attracting more members. Please see also this Area51 question Maybe ...
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Can I ask this question in Music Fans SE?

I like to know the name of a non singer girl dancer in a music video. Is Music fans SE a place to ask such question? If not, can you recommend a SE to ask that?
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Why has this correct answer answer been deleted (II)?

This answer to this question seems really correct: Song name where a (probably) computer generated voice states random facts. It even has received two upvotes. Is there a reason for deleting it? I ...
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Should we merge [digital-audio] and [mp3] to [digital] tag?

I think that mp3 and digital-audio could be merged because mp3 is included in digital audio and there is no need to distinguish every possible digital format. Also, I suggest to shorten the tag ...
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Are hardware recommendation or technical issues on-topic?

I've seen questions like these, about technical issues, cables, electronics... What's the best way to connect two iPods to one set of amplified speakers? Score: 5, status: Open Dorset Crosley ...
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How do we deal with plagiarism?

I've seen some questions, that have a correct (and sometimes accepted) answer, being answered again with a very similar answer, sometimes just a rephrasing the answer. In the song "Hotel ...
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Another declined flag that I don't understand

Sorry again, but this time the declined flag was about this answer that was deleted for an unknown reason. So I flagged it by calling a moderator (there wasn't another flag that would fit better) and ...
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Why has this correct answer been deleted?

This identification question Song playing in Lift Me Up first dance scene has received a correct answer and a link to the singer's website with the song. Even the asker confirmed it was the right ...