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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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Requesting automatic embedding of Youtube and Sound Cloud 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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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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Let's name our chat room

Let's get things rolling in making this site our own and name our chat room. Post your suggestions below and be sure to vote on your favorite.
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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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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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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Can we answer questions about why something is popular or isn't popular?

There have been questions over the past few day that deal with why categorizes of music are or are not as popular shown below: Why is rock music not on the charts anymore? Why are instrumental chart ...
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Band tag excerpts - What are we looking for?

I proposed this excerpt for the led-zeppelin tag: Led Zeppelin was a Rock band formed in 1968 by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham. I think if you're tagging a band, you ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Explicit Lyrics in Songs - Warning?

Some songs that get linked have explicit lyrics, should we warn in our post that the song has these lyrics or does it not matter?
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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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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 idead and it could spice up the activity in our community. Is anyone interested?
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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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First version of topic page

The other mods and I have gotten together and written a first version of the topic page for this site. Please look it over. Feel free to suggest minor edits in comments. Major changes can be submitted ...
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What is currently on-topic as of 5/16?

During the short life of this SE, there have been several different lists of what is on and off-topic (which probably isn't unusual for a SE trying to find its identity). So this post is to make a ...
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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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Music equipment used by artists question on-topic?

I (misguidely) answered a question about HiFi equipment used to listen to music with a reply about instruments used in songs. This question I think that equipment questions are on topic. For ...
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Are questions about non-English lyric translations on topic?

I would like to ask how the lyrics to some songs written in languages other than English are translated. Would it be on-topic for me to ask for the translation for the lyrics of a specific song?
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No effort, no research, no use to future visitors

It seems quite clear that the community doesn't want useless "Identify This" questions - "Identify this song / genre / artist" - on topic? and yet our only close reason is Questions ...
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Can I ask for the meaning of a whole song?

Is it allowed to ask for the meaning (author's intent) of a whole song? Or should I specify a time-frame/some lines?
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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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Opinion-based questions: Should they be on-topic?

As this site rolls along, I'm seeing a lot of answers coming from Wiki and similar sources. I understand that the majority of SE sites are fact-based and rely on fact-based questions, but it's ...
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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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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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Are music reality show questions on-topic?

Are music reality show questions on-topic?
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What should I do to improve my identification question?

Guys unreasonably vote down and asked question to my question, why so? So why would someone ask here if already have an answer? Should I mention what I tried before? Or they do it because unable to ...
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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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Do questions about video game soundtracks belong in Music Fans, or Arqade?

Do questions about video game soundtracks belong here? I'm just curious as I do have a few questions about various games and their OSTs. Would it be considered a video game question or a music ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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Are questions about music videos on topic?

While music videos are not music, there are cases where: the video is tightly associated with the piece, fans need explanations about the video's meaning (with regards the meaning of the song) we ...
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We really need to stop these questions

Questions like these are bad. All of us know that. They simply ask "what song is this", give almost no information about it, and offer no actual information to be given other then "this is the song". (...
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“What's the best / greatest / highest achieving” type questions

Specific questions like "Which Canadian band have sold the most albums worldwide" do usually have an objective answer (even if the answer may not be easy to find or agree on) Should more general Who-...
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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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