All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
40 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
42 views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
147 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
38 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
164 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
436 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
70 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

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 ...
7
votes
4answers
107 views

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, ...
3
votes
3answers
122 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
81 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
32 views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
59 views

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 idea and it could spice up the activity in our community. Is anyone interested?
-2
votes
2answers
31 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
39 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
86 views

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?...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
90 views

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 ...
9
votes
8answers
99 views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
117 views

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 --...
5
votes
1answer
73 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
48 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
99 views

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.
4
votes
3answers
72 views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
59 views

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?
7
votes
2answers
84 views

“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-...
1
vote
0answers
51 views

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.
4
votes
4answers
104 views

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 ...
-6
votes
4answers
170 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
33 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
87 views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
101 views

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?
6
votes
2answers
39 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
174 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
148 views

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". (...
2
votes
2answers
111 views

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 (...
3
votes
2answers
88 views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
175 views

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 ...
12
votes
8answers
213 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
46 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
99 views

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?
10
votes
1answer
178 views

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 ...
13
votes
1answer
124 views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
147 views

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 ...
13
votes
4answers
210 views

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, ...
7
votes
2answers
134 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
105 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

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 ...

15 30 50 per page