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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 help....
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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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Should we 'accept' answers in the private beta phase?

As the private beta is about 'priming' the site with questions, should we accept answers? Or should we wait a while to give public beta users a chance?
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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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Do @someone tags work yet?

I've noticed if I start a comment with @ I get no auto-complete. If I manually add a notification tag, does it get sent to the appropriate user? I've tagged as bug, but if it's 'expected behaviour', ...
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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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Should the [sound-quality] tag stand on its own, or should it be a synonym of [sound]?

There is a tag called sound and a tag called sound-quality. Should not sound-quality be a synonym of sound?
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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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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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Part of profile page is some other language [closed]

When I look at my profile the lower tabs (resumo respostas ....... votos) are in some other language where as the upper tabs are in English. Looks like a bug. Edit: It back to normal and ...
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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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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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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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Should the tags [history] and [music-history] be synonyms?

I just noticed that we have a history tag and music-history tag. Should we keep them separate, or should we make one a synonym of the other?
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Should we come up with a sensible default definition of 'chart'..?

..so that people can talk about "songs that have charted" without perpetually having to specify exactly what chart they mean? Or should they always have to specify, e.g. "US Billboard 100"? Have a ...
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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 instance,...
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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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Are music reality show questions on-topic?

Are music reality show questions on-topic?
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Do we need feed in chatroom?

Do we need feed in chatroom for main site and meta site? If yes then what should be the feed's bot name?
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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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“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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tag subscriptions don't work

As of now, there's no way to subscribe to tags - the normal subscribe option fails and the manual subscription page (e.g for jazz) gives a 404. Is that just because the site is too new?
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Requesting automatic embedding of Youtube and SoundCloud 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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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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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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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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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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inb4 The popular “guessing game”

It's not terribly distinct from us: We're in Private Beta, and Open Beta (assuming we make it there) is not very far. Sites like Anime & Manga / Gardening Stack Exchange are all falling into the ...
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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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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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