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Question Expiration / Force Accept Answers

Looking through my answer history, there are a few answers that are empirically correct, but the user abandoned over a month ago. What is the correct course of action for such instances? If the ...
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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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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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Potentially correct answers deleted from Sad 90's alt rock video from MTV

@Dom Twice the answer "Staind - It's been awhile" has been deleted from Sad 90's alt rock video from MTV - trashed room ends up on fire. It seems quite likely this is the answer the original ...
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Shouldn't the “unknown title” tag be replaced with the “identify this song” one?

I've just encountered the unknown title tag: shouldn't it be replaced with the "identify this song" one?
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A good memorial song for a sister who passed away

I had a sister who passed away last year when she was thirteen. I want a good memorial song for her to play while showing her photos on a projector in my wedding.
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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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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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“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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World music tag

Shouldn't there be a tag for world music? If you are asking for, for instance, a musical style that you cannot place geographically, that would probably be the most appropriate tag.
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Support France, Suggest Some French Music

There isn't really a lot that this community can do to show solidarity with or support for the people of France in this dark hour. However, we can listen to their music, and support their artists. So ...
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Should we re-open the Spotify blacklist question?

I asked this question last night: https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/questions/2543/what-artists-are-not-available-on-spotify It's something I've always wondered: what am I missing out on now that ...
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Cannot post: question duplicate of a previous question accidentally asked (then intentionally deleted) using the wrong account

I have two accounts on SE. I wanted to post a question in musicfans.stackexchange.com but later realized it was posted with the wrong account, which I also realized I didn't want later on. I then ...
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Are Sample Identification Questions On Topic?

Regarding this question: In Michael Jackson's song Thriller, what is the bird cry at 3:11? This questions seems to be asking for identification of a sample used in the song. Are this questions ...
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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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The “Recording” tag - Proper usage?

I'm not really clear on what the recording tag is used for. Can someone shed some light on it's current usage, and whether or not we should change it? It seems somewhat arbitrary at the moment, and ...
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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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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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Possibility of renaming the community name (Music Fans)

As a follow-up on this post On-topic & Off-topic, I wonder if some of the problem related to activity is related to this group's name. Myself I am not sure why Music Fans has low participation (...
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External links in tag wikis

I think it’s a good idea to include useful external links (from well-reputed sites) in tag wikis, as they make it easy to learn more about the tag’s topic, and they can make sure that we are talking ...
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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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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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Retag “milesdavis” with “miles-davis”

With my edit to a question, I tried to remove the tag milesdavis and add miles-davis instead. This was not possible: the system informed me that the tag names are too similar, and that I should head ...
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Burn the identify-this-track tag?

Since "identify-this-track" questions are deemed off-topic, does anyone have any objections to me burning the "identify-this-track" tag?
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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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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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Reference / lookup questions

If we get a 'reference' question - requesting the lookup of simple factual information where: there is another online database or resource that generally holds that kind of information and the ...
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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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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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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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Should my bounty be refunded if the question was not answered?

I posted a bounty on my question about work rotas, the bounty expired with no answers and so was not awarded. I'd have expected that I get the 50 rep back but I don't seem to have... is this correct ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to use the [musicians] tag?

The current excerpt of musicians is: For questions regarding specific musicians or musicians as a whole Do we really want to use this tag for both cases, questions about specific musicians and ...
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Is this not the “Private Beta”?

As such (and perhaps this is better suited for SE Meta), why have no Beta badges been awarded? I know I, personally, have fulfilled the requirements and I'm sure several others have as well.
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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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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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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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Would it be worth waiting a little before voting to close things as Opinion-Based?

I asked Why are instrumental chart toppers not as common as in the early days of the pop charts? It was closed as being opinion-based, before being reopened. I had initially worded the title poorly, ...
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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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Tags for musical works (pieces of music, albums, …)?

Do we want to use tags for specific musical works (pieces of music, albums etc.), or are tags for the musicians sufficient? Example: Currently we have three questions (q1, q2, q3) about the song ...
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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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How should possible conflicts of interest be disclosed (if at all)?

I saw an answer with a long italicized disclosure at the end, like Disclosure: [X] is my current label. [...yadayadayada...] ;) Is disclosure something we should demand or remove (as "noise" that ...
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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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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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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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