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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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Why did the Community User accept this answer?

I'm not sure if this question should be posted here or on Meta SE. Perhaps the mods can guide me best on this. I was going through the activity log of the Community User and noticed that it has ...
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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-...
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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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Should we merge the tags [folk] and [folk-music]?

We currently have the tags folk and folk-music. Both tags serve the same purpose, so it seems redundant to have both of them. So, can we mark folk-music as a synonym of folk? As pointed out by @Bebs ...
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Are we allowed to ask people for advice on music clips with included links?

I am a bit of a newbie to making music, and I'm wondering if I'm allowed to ask questions about my tracks. I'm not advertising youtube channels or anything like that(it is a beepbox link), but I'm a ...
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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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What to do with what is perceived as a bad answer?

I'm aware this question is similar to What to do with low quality questions and answers but I think the particular case of bad answers that are still an attempt to answer is not discussed. In SO they ...
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Understanding two declined flags

My flag on the comment of this answer was declined. It's a standard comment to remind OP to accept an answer. I think we can remove these comments after a while if the answer is indeed accepted. But ...
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Should we elect a fourth mod who would be closer and more available?

I have noticing a drop in mods activity, recently. I'm aware that everyone is allowed to "disconnect" and has IRL lives, but wouldn't it help them to have a fourth member in the mod team, to manage ...
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Auto-comments for Music Fans

Auto-comments for Music Fans are now available. The purpose of this is to help users and avoid re-typing always the same comments for similar cases. How to install the script Userscripts add ...
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“identify-this-song” requisites?

The tag identify-this-song states Be sure to include enough information (lyric snippets, a good quality sound clip, etc.) I have two songs I am trying to find, to identify the band. However all I ...
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Delete unwanted link comment

A user has used a question of mine to reach me on an unrelated topic, here. As you can see, on the comments, he links to another unrelated post and now, the two posts become linked (in the right ...
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2018: 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, in ...
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Are questions about raga identifications on topic here?

I recently answered a question on the Music Practice and Theory SE that asked to identify the raga of a particular composition. I did not know that such questions are considered off topic there (and ...
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Am I wrong in my judgment of questions that have to be closed?

I have been noticing recently that the questions I require for closure stay open, and I am the only one that thinks that these questions need to be closed. In my opinion, these questions are clearly ...
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Should we merge the tag [instrument-identification] to [identify-this-instrument]

Standard identification tag is indentify-this-xxx so I suggest we keep identify-this-instrument so it is probably not necessary to keep both. Should we burn instrument-identification? Having enough ...
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Is asking about genre oriented festivals on topic here?

I would like to learn about German retrowave/synthwave festivals but can't google up anything recent. Is it on topic to ask this here?
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Can I tag my question as referring to a specific language?

I have a question about my Music Fans Stack Exchange post: Meanings in "Mon Maquis" by Alizée I wanted to tag this question as "French," but I got the message that that was a new tag. ...
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Attaching the melody?

If my question or answer includes a short piece of a melody, what's the best way to include it? An example would be a question to identify a song I remember from a long time ago, and I only remember ...
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Is our primary responsibility to the querent or to the community?

This is probably more of a general SE Meta question than one specific to our site, but it came up in this question: What song has the phrase "waka waka wee"? Are we writing answers ...
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When, if ever, are multiple answers appropriate for ID questions?

Clearly, when an ID question does not have an accepted answer, there can be multiple good-faith attempts to answer it. In a case, however, where an ID question does have an accepted answer (or one ...
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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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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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Why was this edit approved?

I don't really understand why this edit was approved: https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/5764 I think it makes the question impossible to answer because it removes the link ...
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Could we lower the review alert thereshold?

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 we protect identification questions that have been answered-accepted?

I have seen multiple times identification questions with an accepted answer being answered by a first poster. Maybe they don't know how it works or they didn't see the correct answer, but for some ...
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Shall We Provisionally Open Our Scope to Dancing-focused Question?

Following a suggestion that was a response to my prior meta question, I am proposing that we provisionally open our scope to dance questions as a kind of trial towards officially changing our name and ...
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Music Fans Topic Challenge #2 - Dancing

Since the current idea for this stack is to add dancing in our topics, I suggest that we first start with a topic challenge that would be the second of Music Fans history (the first one was Jam Bands)....
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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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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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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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Should we merge [digital-audio] and [mp3] to [digital] tag?

I think that mp3 and digital-audio could be merged because mp3 is included in digital audio and there is no need to distinguish every possible digital format. Also, I suggest to shorten the tag ...
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Are hardware recommendation or technical issues on-topic?

I've seen questions like these, about technical issues, cables, electronics... What's the best way to connect two iPods to one set of amplified speakers? Score: 5, status: Open Dorset Crosley ...
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Why is there a tag “unknown performer”?

There appears to be a tag unknown-performer. Considering that all identification questions are tagged "identify-(something)", can someone replace this with identify-this-band, please? On a related ...
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How do we deal with plagiarism?

I've seen some questions, that have a correct (and sometimes accepted) answer, being answered again with a very similar answer, sometimes just a rephrasing the answer. In the song "Hotel ...
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Another declined flag that I don't understand

Sorry again, but this time the declined flag was about this answer that was deleted for an unknown reason. So I flagged it by calling a moderator (there wasn't another flag that would fit better) and ...
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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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Disambiguation between Tool (the band) and tool (for music work or appreciation)

The tool tag is not clear to me. As it doesn't have nor usage guidance nor wiki. At this time, it has been used 4 times, twice for the band Tool, twice for musicians or listeners tools.
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Why were these two flags declined?

On this question, I flagged the first two comments as obsolete. The first one, because it asks a question that the asker answered in the second comment. The second one, because it is the answer of ...
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Duplicated questions can't be reported as duplicated

Those two questions ask about identificate the same song and for me, it seems that is the same body question, but different formatting: Question #1 Question #2 When I try to flag as duplicate any of ...
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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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