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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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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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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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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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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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“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 [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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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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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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Requesting automatic embedding of Youtube and SoundCloud links

In Music SE we can embed Youtube videos and SoundCloud audio to our questions and answers just by posting the link. Here's an example. I think that feature would be very useful and convenient here.
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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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Original Sheet music especially for rock and pop music genres

Is it ok to ask for how to find original soundtracks of rock or pop music? For example, Lou Reed Perfect Day. This is fairly easy for classical music, in other music there is still scores but they are ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Should the tags [history] and [music-history] be synonyms?

I just noticed that we have a history tag and music-history tag. Should we keep them separate, or should we make one a synonym of the other?
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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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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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Are list questions on-topic?

There are starting to be several questions posted asking for an open list of answers: https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/questions/92/have-any-successful-solo-artists-subsquently-formed-joined-...
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Should we re-open the Spotify blacklist question?

I asked this question last night: https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/questions/2543/what-artists-are-not-available-on-spotify It's something I've always wondered: what am I missing out on now that ...
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Infinite list questions - still off topic?

There's a fairly strong "decision" that was made to not have such questions: Are list questions on-topic? I wanted to ask: What are some DJ-hosted radio stations, available worldwide, that are ...
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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 need feed in chatroom?

Do we need feed in chatroom for main site and meta site? If yes then what should be the feed's bot name?
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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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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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Retag “milesdavis” with “miles-davis”

With my edit to a question, I tried to remove the tag milesdavis and add miles-davis instead. This was not possible: the system informed me that the tag names are too similar, and that I should head ...
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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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What should I do to improve my identification question?

When I ask an identification question (tagged identify-this-*), I receive downvotes and comments indicating that my question is not up to the standard. Why does this happen? What can I do to improve ...
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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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Should we try Topic Challenges to boost the activity?

I've seen this post on Movies and TV meta. We could have our own rules that we can define here. I think it's a good idea and it could spice up the activity in our community. Is anyone interested?
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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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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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Shouldn't the [unknown-title] tag be replaced with the [identify-this-song] one?

I've just encountered the unknown-title tag: shouldn't it be replaced with the identify-this-song one?
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Should the [sound-quality] tag stand on its own, or should it be a synonym of [sound]?

There is a tag called sound and a tag called sound-quality. Should not sound-quality be a synonym of sound?
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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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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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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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Are Sample Identification Questions On Topic?

Regarding this question: In Michael Jackson's song Thriller, what is the bird cry at 3:11? This questions seems to be asking for identification of a sample used in the song. Are this questions ...
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Burn the identify-this-track tag?

Since "identify-this-track" questions are deemed off-topic, does anyone have any objections to me burning the "identify-this-track" tag?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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