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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, ...
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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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Should we edit http links to https?

Should we edit external links with http to https, when possible? And if the link doesn't work with https, it stays at it is but we add a warning to it. I know edits must substantial enough and doing ...
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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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We need to define rigorous rules on what songs are allowed to be asked for identification

On this question, OP wanted us to help him identifying the genre of his own work. Dom answered that we don't identify personal compositions and put the question "on hold". I agree we can't identify ...
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How could we prevent answered ID questions from being bumped by Community?

I think there is no point in bumping answered ID questions that were answered correctly, like these two: Punk rock music video with exploding mailboxes What song plays in the background during this ...
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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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Is the “2.5 answers per question” requirement mandatory?

On the Area 51's Music Fans page, I read: 1.6 answer ratio Okay – 2.5 answers per question is good, only 1 answer per question needs some work. On a healthy site, questions receive multiple ...
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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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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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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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Why can't I migrate this question?

I wanted to migrate this question https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/questions/4584/what-are-the-best-quality-bose-speakers-for-conference-calls to http://sound.stackexchange.com but I couldn't. I ...
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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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Why identify-this-* tag hasn't been banned?

Discussed here in 2015, universally panned by the community: "Identify this song / genre / artist" - on topic? [These questions] create a large amount of noise, with little value 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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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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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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Should we close a question where OP answered himself but did not accept?

I think it would be good to minimize unanswered question. So should we close questions like this one, where OP answered to his own question but did not accept, particularly when the question has a ...
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Don't forget to accept answers

I've been reading old questions/answers and many of them are very instructive. But there were many questions that had very well written and documented answers and acceptation is still waited. Maybe ...
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Why is Music Fans still beta?

As I am reading old questions, I realised this community exists for almost two years, but it is still in beta state. Why isn't it moving to "normal" state? Are there some requirements to achieve this?...
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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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