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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Does it make any sense to have "sound" and "design" as tags for a site named "sound design"?

I'm new, browsing the tags of the site. I felt that many (80%?) tags are not documented, and a great many are rather poor choices (IMHO).
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2022: a year in moderation

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WE need YOUR suggestions for help text (#2 - "Draft your question")

TL;DR To help stem the tide of bad/off-topic Q's, we need your suggestions for help text displayed in the right pane when asking a question (see this post and related sister post). Yes, we need YOUR ...
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WE need YOUR suggestions for help text (#1 - "Asking a good question")

TL;DR To help stem the tide of bad/off-topic Q's, we need your suggestions for help text which pops up for users asking a question for the first time (see this post and related sister meta post). Yes, ...
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New site design launched

As you can see, the new site design just went live! At this point, we are done with major revisions to the design (although you can still report CSS/styling bugs by starting a new post and tagging it ...
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Annotate/Reward posts with audio samples?

I'm not really sure this question makes sense but since we are now re-designing the whole thing wouldn't it be cool to have a way to know or give some sort of reward to posts that contain audio ...
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Site design and logo — Draft

Update: Revisions at the bottom of this post I'm Paul, a designer here at Stack Overflow and the designer working on the upcoming Sound Design site theme for you. I first want to thank you for your ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Sound Design's second moderator election has come to a close. Since there were not enough candidates for a competitive election, we simply appointed the candidate who nominated: They'll be joining ...
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Nominate yourself today! - 2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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New bioacoustics SE site may be of interest to you

The Bioacoustics Stack Exchange has reached the Beta stage and is LIVE! It is also in a critical stage, and we need your help to keep it alive. It is related to the Sound Design SE, but quite ...
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Custom Sound Design Community design and logo - Information gathering

Congratulations, Sound Design community! We’re going to be creating a custom site design for you that we hope will represent your subject and we want you all to really love it. You’ve been waiting ...
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2022 Sound Design Community Election - interest check

It's time for us all to consider holding an election for a new volunteer moderator on Sound Design. We did try to hold an election last year, however there was insufficient interest / folks with the ...
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Persuading users to mark questions as "Answered"

I'm seeing a lot of old posts being automatically recirculated by the database. The only reason it does this is that, as far as the database knows, they haven't been successfully answered. Is there a ...
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2021: a year in moderation

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Is there an appetite for a longer lasting repository of knowledge here?

I am a member of several other established SE boards (under a different login). The successful boards share the goal of building and maintaining a long-lasting repository of knowledge. To achieve this,...
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Why don’t you want to moderate for Sound Design?

A few weeks ago, we announced to the Sound Design community that we had trouble getting the necessary number of nominations to hold a graduation election. We hoped that this would start a conversation ...
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Insufficient nominees for moderator election: What happens next?

Stack Exchange’s position is that every site has a team of moderators to operate in our network. Currently, this community is being moderated by Rory Alsop and AJ Henderson, who have been doing an ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Sound Design Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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Announcing an upcoming election

Summary: Sound Design Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on July 19, as your "graduation" election (as a result of having lost your beta label a while back). The ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Formatting on "What topics can I ask about here?" is off

There's something wrong with the rendering of the second bullet list in the Help Center article "What topics can I ask about here?": This might be caused by the CommonMark migration; ♦ ...
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Site-specific close reasons [update 2022]

Now we're a fully-fledged site, albeit one that kind of scraped through in a grandfathered style, can we have our own custom close reasons? If we can, perhaps we could discuss favourite candidates? ...
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Is it on topic to ask about technical questions or troubleshooting on a mixer?

I've been posting my issues on a couple of forums, got a friend to try and figure it out, and downloaded the manual to look for some answers, but nothing has been resolved yet. So, I'm wondering if ...
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Larger New Contributor warnings?

I can't see what new contributors get to see when posting their first question, so this is complete guesswork, but it would appear that the notification that, if your question is about your TV, HiFi ...
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How is everyone surviving the COVID19 outbreak?

Look I'd probably close this question myself if I saw it, but there's nothing much else on the telly and we're all trying to fend off the zombie apocalypse. What are we all doing to survive the ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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Review flags 'stuck'?

For the past week or so every time I look at the review queue I see two queues red flagged - i.e. 'too many, please rush to clean up.' The thing is, I've cleared all my queues, empty, nada, nothing ...
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On-Topic, Off-Topic

I read with interest Jay Jennings comments on: Sound Design/Sound Engineering Masters in Europe ...and wonder whether it is worth opening discussion on what we consider on-topic and off-topic? I ...
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2019: 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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List of questions to cleanup

Stuff we should close: Is MP3 good for cats? Setting on Zoom H5 How can I send an audio re-recordered by whatsapp without distortion
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Tag Merge suggestions

Suggest merging the following tags: [Recording], [Audio Recording], [Recordings] [portable-recording],[field-recording] [film-mixing], [re-recording] Suggest deleting the following tags: [...
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On-topic question on music.stack

I just joined the "Music Practise and Theory" stack to get some tips on piano performance and I note that there is a massive amount of sound-recording related questions getting hoovered up by that ...
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Are questions about how to perform some task on a specific tool on topic?

The question below is not related to sound design in general but rather it's about how to accomplish certain task on an specific audio editing tool: How to select all regions above a threshold in ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Instance of bulk downvote?

Looks like someone had a bad day.... I'm not worried about this whatsoever, more concerned with others if this happened to them? Did someone get out of bed on the wrong side or is this just par for ...
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Massive Rep Loss due user deletion

I had a massive 208 reputation loss today. It seems like a user was deleted? Any idea what happened here? Is this normal to lose so much rep score on an event like this?
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Headphone Recommendations

I've got a question related to headphone recommendations. For example, which are the best over-ear, closed back & wired headphones that doesn't require an amp under $100 for movies? Can I ask ...
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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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Pro Audio Live Sound equipment vs Pro Audio DJ equipment

It is known and given that questions about Pro Audio Live sound reinforcement equipment, PA systems are on-topic on this site. However, what is the status of DJ equipment. This is a Pro Audio sound ...
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Mathjax at Sound Design?

Why doesn't this site have MathJax activated? I've seen several questions and a few answers that are trying to use it, but it obviously isn't.
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What is our stance on questions on how to operate music production software and not directly on sound design?

What is our stance on questions on how to operate music production software and not directly on sound design? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Subject: Is it possible to use the mouse ...
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Why would a locked question be bumped to the home page?

This question was recently bumped to the home page, but is locked: Sound Request. Young Kids Talking to Parent As nothing can be done to the question, what's the point of it being bumped? Is this ...
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How to deal with self vandalism?

this question Source localization on a laptop has been self (auto ?) vandalized by it's author. What would you consider the appropriate action ? I have been thinking of editing back to the last ...
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Looking for canonical Q/A - BM-800 NW-700 NW-800

We've had a few questions on these cheap Chinese mics - all of which seem to be the same thing in various colours & with various labels. - BM-800 NW-700 NW-800 The question is always pretty much ...
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Zero-effort off topic

We have a close reason for 'home audio' but we don't have one for the 'what's this [link] ?' questions with absolutely zero effort, zero use to others ... ever. This is the latest in a long line of ...
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Why do we still have a [sound-design] tag?

Why do we still have this tag? It is currently used by 782 questions but it adds nothing considering Sound Design is the name of the site. Can we delete the tag and start re-tagging questions that ...
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Declined flag on an obvious spam post

I know this post is now several months old, but I just realized today that I have a declined spam flag on an obvious spam post. I flagged this post as spam, but it got declined with the following ...
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Tag "Usage guidance (excerpt)" content discussion - How should we proceed?

I recently encountered a difference of opinion with regards to how the Usage guidance (excerpt) section of the Tag Wikis should be used. So I was advised to consult the community to discuss, and ...
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