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We need to clamp down on these fast

https://sound.stackexchange.com/questions/34934/the-best-way-to-get-stone-that-are-free-in-battle-of-kin & its ilk have been seen a lot across all SE sites. It seems like someone is testing out ...
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Should I be less strict on the review queue for this site than others?

I am starting to get the feeling that traffic has decreased significantly and it might be worth considering to allow more questions through while editing more heavily to encourage users. Specifically ...
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Going forward, what do we want to do with answers that are effectively just “contact me”?

This kind of answer are not good for the long term usefulness of the site for the same reason that link only answers are frowned upon. In the future, the chances are good that users will eventually ...
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New tag request [sound-alike]

I ran across a suggested edit in the review queue for adding sound-alike as a new tag. Here was the question. I rejected the edit, only so that we could have the discussion here first. I do think ...
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Tag removal [Help]

The help tag seems to fall into that meta-tag category. I would think that 99% of the question on the site are looking for some help :) Thoughts?
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Consolidate max max-msp maxmsp tags

As far as I can tell, max max-msp and maxmsp are currently independent tags, but all refer to the same software.
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Question about sound identifcation

Related question: https://sound.stackexchange.com/questions/34985/what-is-this-sound (the question has been self-deleted) The content is simply a sound from SoundCloud, and a question asking what it ...
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SFX Request and a Community Project: A Sound Effect Remembering MH17

I'm sure most of you would have heard of this tragedy so I'll just get to the point. I'm trying to add a plane flyby to all my projects on hand as a tribute of sorts to the lives lost on this flight ...
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Bitrate and codec questions: do we want those or not?

We've been getting a lot of bitrate/codec questions that are on a very basic level. They are mostly concerning fundamentals of the topic. Do we want this kind of stuff here? Just asking..
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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Sound Design Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Sound Design Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Please help add tags to questions only tagged sound or audio

In an earlier announcement, I indicated that I planed to remove the meta-tags audio and sound. I've gone through these and added tags where I could when either tag was the only tag on a question, but ...
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Ambiguous tag: script

Which is the intent of the script tag? Automation/scripting, or the script for a film? I see it being used for both and there is no tag description that I can see.
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Custom Close Reason - Musical Question

Should we have a custom close reason for musician related questions? If so, what should it be?
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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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Tag Clean-up: Recording and Field-Recording

Recording Tags This first tagging issue I noticed while editing this question. As of writing this, my edit has not been approved, but I attempted to add tags and fix some things for clarity. The tag ...
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Are general questions about how to use specific DAWs on topic?

For an example of a question I was thinking of, I wanted to know how I could use the pencil tool in the midi editor of Studio One to change the pitch of notes. This isn't really related to sound ...
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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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Home theater / general audio SE site?

I usually ask audio equipment-related questions over at AudioKarma. Being a big fan of SE sites I thought I'd see if SE had an equivalent network site. I came across this site, but as it turns out, it ...
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No tag for “Adobe Audition”

I see there is no tag for the popular tool Audition, though there is for Audacity. Maybe someone should flesh out some useful tags, since the SE is still in beta?
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Do we want to allow home theater questions if they are based on shared principles and not opinion based?

This question was recently raised about a set of consumer hi-fi amp and speakers. While most hi-fi/home audio questions are off topic because most of the field is unrelated to production and is often ...
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Encourage 'Audio' beta site participation?

Could we make it policy to push people towards Audio 'Proposed Q&A site for electronic musicians, DJs, and professionals using DAWs' - not newbies who may just need an answer to the wrong topic '...
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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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Can I ask about stage sound systems here?

I have a few questions about equipment and know-hows related to the physical construction and maintenance of sound systems that are used in middle/large scale corporate/organization events or concerts....
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Comment on vote down?

Hopefully this is the right place to ask this question. In my opinion, down-votes need to be commented. A up-vote implements that a question or answer was good and precise. A down-vote instead raises ...
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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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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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Is Karaoke on topic?

This question recently came up: Karaoke system with Android TV It got me wondering if this is or is not on topic. On the one hand, this particular question seems to be very, very consumer focused ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Sound Design Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Questions about speak design

Are questions about speaker design allowed? I have always wanted to post a question asking what the major differences were between a PA speaker, a guitar cab, mixing speakers coaxial speakers, etc.
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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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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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Are forum posts reasonable to use as references?

Although I think forum posts are far from ideal references, is it reasonable to link to them when no better verified source material is readily available?
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Am I correct when i refuse to give 1 line answers?

lately i commented on 2 questions where the answer was really simple. This one and This one Both the OPs asked me to form my comment as an answer and i think the right thing is to refuse , cause it'...
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'Community' keeps bumping old “dead” threads

For example, this question from 2015. Now I assume this is because it doesn't have an 'Accepted' answer, but it's so old that OP is long gone and unlikely to ever resolve it. It's an old question ...
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Purpose of the question tag

Does anyone think the tag of question is appropriate? Is it there for folks to use when they can't think of a category or are too lazy to look for an existing one that matches? I don't know any other ...
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Tags: setup and set-up

Is it necessary to have both setup and set-up tags? I think if there was only one, people would choose it when the autocomplete pops up.
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Questions about audio connections are allowed or not?

Today I asked this question (now deleted but after I asked the same thing on audiokarma, it ended up that I need a summing box) My question was about the appropriate audio connection for my needs, an ...
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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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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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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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Merge tags: post-production, postproduction, post

post and postproduction should be merged (and synonymized) with post-production.
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Tags: ableton and ableton-live

Is the reason for both ableton and ableton-live tags so that people have a place to put Push or Link questions? I don't know of anything anything else that Ableton makes. A lot of the ableton tagged ...
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Can you help re-tag some untagged posts?

I'm working rather hard to try to clean up tags so that everyone stands a better chance of seeing the types of questions that interest them. This is something I've been doing behind the scenes for a ...
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Combine [backup] and [backups]

We've got a few questions tagged backup and a few more than that tagged backups. Makes no difference to me, but it would seem that backups is more inclusive to the act of backing up, as well as the ...
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Website Question: Use of Gravatar

I was going to change my avatar today, and realized again why it was still the site default - Gravatar. I don't know about everybody else, but I really don't want to have anything else to sign up for ...
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Are “how to create this synth sound” questions welcome?

There are a lot of synth players and electronic musicians out there, and they all want to sound as good as their favourite records. I can very well imagine people (including myself) flooding this site ...
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Where is Social sound design?

Where is Social sound design forum? How do I login to my previous account? I had accumulated considerable reputation and badges there.
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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 ...