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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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The Privilege Scale Has Been Relaxed (With Great Power)

When we imported Social Sound Design to the SE 2.0 platform, it was previously what we would consider a fully graduated site as far as privileges like closing, editing and access to moderation tools ...
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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 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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Customer Support questions

Essentially, I'd like to propose a similar close reason to the one on Ask Different Basic Customer Support or questions asking to recommend or find off-site resources (Mac/book/software/tutorial) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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'Sound Design' too narrow?

As a newcomer I'm somewhat confused about the scope of this SE sub site. The sub domain "sound.stackexchange.com" tells me it is a broad sound oriented scope (and most of the questions I see support ...
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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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Cleaning up the singular/plural tags

Rather than creating a new post for every example we come across, let's try to keep them all here. As they are changed/fixed, I'll try to keep a running tally here. This way, if there are any issues ...
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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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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 “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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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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Should home theater / non-studio or production related equipment questions be on topic?

These questions were not on topic on AVP and it sounds like they were not present on SSD either. Do we have any interest in addressing the home theater/personal listening arenas or do we want to ...
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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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Sound sample attachement feature request

As it already exists for pictures, is it possible to implement a specific attachement feature for music files as well? Currently, to share music samples, we need to add the link manually using many ...
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Tags: live, live-sound, and live-performance

What is the intended difference between the live tag, the live-sound tag, and the live-performance tag? The live-sound tag is the only one with usage guidance and I assume anything that is live-...
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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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What should young people just getting started or gaining interest know about sound design and production?

I am working on a project to develop resources and free online music learning experiences for 13-18 year-olds around several themes, one of which is producing music. It would be great to feature sound ...
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Why were these flags declined?

Disclaimer: Since I'm relying on some assumptions here, please consider these as hypothetical questions. I want to be sure my flags are helpful, and furthermore, having flags declined puts me at risk ...
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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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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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Why are there so many old off topic questions?

This question: why don't the dates of posts have the year on them should have been moved to the meta five years ago there are hundreds, if not thousands of examples of questions that are not on topic ...
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Merge ableton and ableton-live?

They appear to be the same thing. If there is a difference, it is unlikely that new users would know. I propose the we merge, or make them synonyms
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Question Appropriate

Dear Sound Design Community, Please let me know if this question is appropriate for this community. Recommendation for Connecting Multiple Wireless Headphones to a Television to Play Audio through ...
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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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