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Undelete Identification questions made before the rule change

I understand why ID questions asked within the past 3 years since the policy change are closed and removed, but why delete old questions, especially ones that have accepted answers? It can be very ...
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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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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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First Ever Music Fans Stack Topic Challenge - Jam Bands

On January 24th of this year, the great Butch Trucks passed away. Butch was the drummer for, and an original member of, one of the purveyors of the Jam Band genre; The Allman Brothers Band. So in ...
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First version of on-topic Help Center page

The other mods and I have gotten together and written a first version of the on-topic Help Center page for this site. Please look it over. Feel free to suggest minor edits in comments. Major changes ...
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Why aren't questions being closed?

In the past month, I have voted to close at least 10 identification questions, however, these still remain. Is anyone actually looking at the close votes and reviewing them, or is this site now ...
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2022: 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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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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Identification question closed post guidance should match close vote reason

When voting to close, the close reason reads Use this close reason for question asking for help identifying an artist, song, genre, etc. While these questions have been allowed in the past, they are ...
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Revival of the topic challenges?

Back in the day — the day I like to refer to as 2017 and 2019 — there were a couple of "Topic Challenges" First Ever Music Fans Stack Topic Challenge - Jam Bands Music Fans Topic Challenge #...
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Lyrics identification: on or off topic

We don't have an identify-lyrics tag, but we do have, and continue to receive, a fair number of "what are the lyrics to [song name]?" or "what is this particular lyric in the [verse/...
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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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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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Meta question deleted only 4 months after I last edit it

Courtesy link: https://musicfans.meta.stackexchange.com/posts/705/revisions I asked this meta question on August 31 2020. I also received two answers to that meta question, and I also accepted Bebs' ...
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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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Typo in close reason

There's a rather blatant typo in the close reason for identification questions: The word "question" in the caption should be pluralized.
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Can we tweak the 'is not about identification' line in Help?

In What topics can I ask about here? the newly added line in 'Don't ask about:' regarding identification states Identification of band/genera/artist/ect. Can we specifically add 'song/tune/' to that ...
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Do we need country tags?

E.g., the OP of this question clearly intends to post questions about Indian music. I am pretty certain I have questions about Soviet or Russian music. Should we introduce a per-country tag as a ...
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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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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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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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Could we lower the review queue alert threshold?

Since the new top bar, we have to click on the review button to know if there are reviews on the queue, but there is no indication before clicking on it. Some sites need to have a high threshold ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Should the site's scope be expanded to increase user engagement?

In A question posted today, there has been a small comment thread concerning whether or not the question is on topic. Although, I pointed out that recommendation questions are definitely off topic, ...
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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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"what are the Lyrics" questions

Do we accept questions on "What are the lyrics / what's being said here"? Does it make a difference if someone is just asking for a word or two?
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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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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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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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