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“Identify this song / genre / artist” - on topic?

On one hand, these questions do often have a clear answer, and may be of some interest to people beyond the asker. On the other hand, by their nature, the questions are going to be hard to find in the ...
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Identification questions in general. What is allowed, and what is not?

I don't have a strong opinion on this one. I just noticed that the status of these questions is very unclear and confusing, and it's time to take a specific direction. We are starting to get more ...
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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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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: Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 - same song titles? I am not happy with the answers posted in my original question and I really needed some ...
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Should we accept listening recommendation questions?

Following up from OK, so what IS allowed here?, what are our opinions on fielding listening recommendation questions? Here are some choices made by sister sites: Science Fiction & Fantasy: No ...
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Are “Where can I find this?” questions on-topic?

This question is asking where they can buy a specific recording: Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells - John Peel version Is this on topic? I would think that this information can go out of date pretty ...
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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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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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Are questions related to a particular type of music on topic here?

Are questions related to a particular type of music on topic here? For Example, I am an Indian music fan. I mostly listen to soundtracks from movies of Bollywood and Tollywood. I might ask or answer ...
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Are identifying chords or notes in a song on topic?

The Music: Practice & Theory Stack Exchange site does not allow questions around identifying transcriptions (chords, progressions, or notes in a particular song). Is that in scope for this site?
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Should we restrict hosting services we allow for ID questions?

Or sometimes we see ID questions where the track to be IDed is on a page where the legality is doubtful (like Song on the documentary G-Funk) or where we need to have an account and to be logged in, ...
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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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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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OK, so what IS allowed here?

What's the scope of this SE site? Is this for questions about bands? Music genres? Can people ask for lists (on most SE sites, these kinds of questions are discouraged)? In short; what are we ...
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Update regarding the status of identification questions

You can find the relevant past discussions here and here. Please let me know if I'm missing something. Identification questions have been in a trial period for almost two months. The idea was to let ...
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What to do with low quality questions and answers

Clearly, we get a lot of very low quality questions and answers here on this SE (particularly ones of the "what is this song [link]?" "Maybe it's [X]?" format). However, we also have another problem --...
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What should answers look like to questions about the meaning of lyrics?

When this site was proposed there were sample questions about the meaning behind certain song lyrics. Now that we're in beta and the first question about the meaning of lyrics has received some ...
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Answering simple questions

How should we approach questions that could just as well be answered via a (very simple) web search? As an example see this question about the term 'Jazz Standard': What is a "jazz standard&...
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On-topic & Off-topic

This is my first ever contribution to a meta in all the SE sites that I participate in. You will see that I'm fairly new here so I don't know the lie-of-the-land very well, but I hope this is seen as ...
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Music Fans election?

I was just curious if there were any moderator elections planned in the near future for this site? A lot of Meta questions on other sites rely heavily on answers from mods, and some of the editing ...
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Answered question with dead link

I guess this is part of the reason many people hate identify questions. We had a question with a non-descriptive title and post body. The question was asking for identification of a song in a link ...
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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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Usage of the [genre] tag

The current excerpt of the genre tag is: For general questions related to musical genres and how they are defined, grouped or marketed. Do not use for questions about a specific genre or what bands ...
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How to use tags for specific genres (like [rock], [jazz] etc.)?

(For the general genre tag, see the question Usage of the [genre] tag.) For which questions do we want to use specific genre tags? Example tags: rock, jazz, electronic-music, rap, pop, blues, hip-...
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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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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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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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Is it acceptable to ask how to improve my own music and DJing?

I make and perform house and techno. Is it acceptable to ask how to improve my own music and DJing from the perspective of a listener or a music fan? I know there is sound production SE site for ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Who would you like to help moderate this site?

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until this site reaches a critical mass to hold an election, we will be appointing some provisional Moderators to fill that role. We need your help....
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Are “trivia” questions allowed?

We seem to be getting a lot of questions that I would classify as "trivia." Highest Billboard 200 rank for a Creative Commons licensed album? Which song was dubbed into the most languages? What song ...
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Build a question and answer for solve doubts about how to search music and / or identify it

Background Before posting my question, first, I had to write all details that I vaguely can remember about that theme song that I heard on radio, TV, or any other media. Usually, when I'm trying to ...
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Should “Music Fans” be completely serious, or a bit fun?

There seems to be an assumption among some users that this site should be oriented along much the same lines as the more serious SE sites - with a clampdown on broad or remotely opinion-based ...
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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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Vote early, vote often

Just to echo the message from other sites that went though beta, voting helps us define the scope of the site and figure out who the experts are. To quote the Vote early, vote often blog post: ...
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Music equipment question on-topic?

I just wondered if questions about musical equipment (as HiFi systems) should be on-topic. E.g. Does the type of music you listen to factor into determining which speakers to buy? The tour says, ...
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Are questions like “what is this sample”, “what is this instrument” allowed here?

Say I'm a fan of artist X who made a song Y. There is a sample used in song Y and I'm wondering where it is from. A similar but perhaps slightly different question would be asking about an instrument ...
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Should questions dealing with legality be allowed?

Thus far we have the following questions regarding the legality of music related situations: How can I easily find music recordings that are copyright-free (in the public domain)? If ticket scalping ...
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Are “Was this ever released?” questions on-topic?

Related to Are "Where can I find this?" questions on-topic?, but not a duplicate. It's been decided that questions asking where to buy a song or album are off-topic, but a related questions ...
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Are questions about specific songs allowed?

Are questions about individual songs, but not about identifying them, on topic? If so, what are the criteria for what makes a song-specific question on topic? For example, in Skrillex's song "First ...
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Is the act of listening to music on-topic?

From the original proposal, all of the questions with a score above 10 were about music itself: genres, artists, analysis, and the like (with the exception of How can I determine the lowest quality ...
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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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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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Solo artist pseudonyms and tags

Many solo musicians use (several) names/pseudonyms. How should we handle the tags for these artists? One tag per person? One tag per name? One tag per name, but all would be synonyms for a canonical ...
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What should be in our on-topic section on the FAQ?

As you can see, currently the "What topics can I ask about here?" of our FAQ is blank. We've been in private beta for over a week now and we're starting to get an idea of what works on our site and ...
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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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Should the identify-this-song tag be used even if it's not a song?

Typically speaking, a "song" indicates a musical composition with words. There are some exceptions, like when composers title a piece "Song without Words," but by and large it's technically incorrect ...

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