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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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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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A roadmap for revitalizing Music Fans SE: Come, see how you can contribute!

Dear fellow music fans, Our site has been in Beta for close to 2000 days now, but, rather than moving forward with great enthusiasm, we instead find ourselves mostly... just drifting along. Well, it's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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(Variation of Topic Challenge) Game suggestion: Find the gem!

In order to increase participation in voting, I suggest a variation of a topic challenge, namely a game suggestion: Find the gem! I invite you to find an underrated answer and write a link to it as ...
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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? "...
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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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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. ...
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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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The [unknown-composer] tag is used for many purposes, so do we need an [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-...