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Where do we go from here? Take the survey!

Hello AVP and SSD veterans! Hello new users! How's it going? Take the survey and let us know! As you might recall, this site is the result of a merge of two separate communities. We've had a post-...
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How to roll back/undo edits?

I can't seem to find the functionality to roll back an edit that was accidently approved. How do you do go back to an earlier revision of a post? (on a side note: ppl seem to approve edits too ...
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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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Sound design not sufficently highlighted

Just to say that from my opinion: Sound design and synth making is not sufficiently highlighted here. I see many posts about gears, configurations,and software problems. Does anyone see a way of ...
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Evolutive post about best sound design tutorials on the net?

I would like to create a post about best sound design tutorials (this could be done by sound type) you can find on the net and update the post regularly with the help of the community, is it possible ...
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Closing > Off topic - why can I not choose the right SE site?

I'm somewhat confused about the options I'm giving when voting to close a topic. First I get this dialog: I choose the middle option with the expectation that I get to choose a proper SE site. But ...
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Request for Ideas: Site Name

It has been suggested that Sound Design is a limiting name that doesn't really express what the site is about fully. As such, I am asking for what ideas people have for better names. Please answer ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Policy on 'Learning Recommendations'?

From SuperUser's off-topic list - "asking for a product, service or learning material recommendation" Is there any similar policy on here? Should there be, or is it fair game for Sound Design? ...
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Do we want to participate in Winter Bash 2014?

The year is drawing to a close and Stack Exchange is planning another Winter Bash. We, as a community, get to decide if we'd like to participate in this event. For those who haven't seen one before, ...
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Tags: format or formats?

There are two tags, format and formats, which should probably be merged. I suggest keeping it under the name format or renaming it to formatting because they can be used as verbs to describe the ...
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Are telecommunications/telepresence questions on topic?

This question is about how best to mic groups of people for conference calls. While it is, in essence, about how to get sound from a number of people and play it back for another group, I'm not sure ...
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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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Replication Tag

I have created a "Replication" tag. This tag should be affixed to questions talking about how to replicate a sound found elsewhere. This is a reasonably common type of question and techniques used ...
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Moving on from Social Sound Design

Now that we've lost this avenue to converse in, lets move on somewhere else. At the moment I believe The Sound Collectors Club has the most members from the old SSD. I haven't joined but I do think ...
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How (or where) can i share sound files?

I would like to get some ideas where can one share sound files so that they are available here. I tried: Yourlisten.com and SoundCloud.com, but they seem to have some bugs that prevent me to operate ...
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Is there a StackExchange site for asking sound design for music production questions?

From reading Sound Design Meta I'm under the impression that "sound design for music" questions are off-topic for this exchange. Is there an Exchange where these questions are on-topic? I'm aware ...
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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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Can we sub-divide sound.stackexchange?

It's been a while since the merge now, and despite plenty of chat here on meta it still feels like we can't quite decide what's on-topic here. Looking back, now it seems inevitable that this was going ...
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Is sound reinforcement/live sound still on topic?

On Audio/Video Production, Sound Reinforcement was extremely on topic, however recently, it has come up for debate whether this is still on topic for the site. Is sound reinforcement/live sound still ...
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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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Are questions regarding a “universal standard” on-topic here?

A have a question that's along the lines of, Is there a universal standard that states the largest surround sound format a cinema/theatre should support? Someone suggested asking it here, but, I ...
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Are questions about issues with the output of a sound generation program on topic?

This question recently asked what was wrong with the audio file being generated by a program that was supposed to produce a sound wave. The purpose of the question seems to be to figure out why the ...
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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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Tag Cleanup - Ambience / Ambiance / Atmosphere / Background / Background Ambience

We currently have five tags on the main site. Ambience, Ambiance, Atmosphere, Background and Background Ambience. The first two are generally considered synonyms and the rest are very closely ...
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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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Help center's “what is on topic” is unclear to outsiders [duplicate]

I have a certain question, and was unsure if it would be on topic at Sound Design. To be a good citizen, I checked the appropriate Help Center topic, but this defines "Sound Design" using the term... "...
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Please welcome your new moderators, AJ and Arnoud!

I'm pleased to announce that two people that are very passionate about making this site work have stepped up and agreed to take on the roles and responsibilities of a moderator: Arnoud has been with ...
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Two Moderators Needed - Apply WIthin [closed]

While they'll always be a guiding force for this site, Andrew and Iain don't have as much time as they used to when it comes to daily moderation of the site. Don't worry - they're not going anywhere, ...
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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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What would you like the moderators to do about SSE to make it more like SSD?

I've been reading a lot of opinions on how 'SSD is dead' and 'moderators need to do something'. To be very honest, i agree on the first past, but then again it is not a very constructive thing to keep ...
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What should the welcome box say this site is about?

i've noticed that the landing page text has a very broad description of the type of questions we can answer (are interested in). "Sound Design Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for sound ...
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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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What happened to social sound design again?

Well, I'm sorry to say that I personally now declare what was once Social Sound Design, utterly and fully DEAD. I have waited for quite some time now to see how @TimPost would change things to make ...
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Are polls possible/allowed on SSE?

Is it possible, or even allowed to organise polls at SSE? I think it could have benefit to discussions, but there are some risk (misusage). What are your thoughts?
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Are direct links to shops acceptable?

Have a look at the accepted answer in this question: Good Microphone to record engine sound (cars and bikes) on track Personally I really don't like it. Manufacturer links are fine, but links to ...
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Don't be afraid of the Close button

I've noticed lately that it seems not many people are using the close button. I realize that we are in the middle of figuring out what is and isn't on topic for the site, but if you see something ...
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Is this “survey” type question desirable on the site? [duplicate]

By going through the late answer queue I found a questions about favourite sounds. Although interesting to read, I don't see how this question fits the stackexchange format. I'm quite new to the ...
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Part of a plan for moving ahead in 2014

This isn't nearly the comprehensive plan I've been alluding to posting for the last few weeks, and you have my apologies for that. I'm still engaged in email tag with a few very busy folks (more on ...
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Are questions about sound quality off-topic here?

Examples of questions on sound quality: When does playing 320 Kbps MP3 instead of FLAC matter? https://sound.stackexchange.com/q/28041/6753 Is that on-topic or off-topic here? Does that qualify as ...
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What should the help page say “sound design” is?

The help page says that questions need to be about sound design, but don't give any further clarification. So what constitutes sound design in the context of being on topic for this site? The ...
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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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Sound Design Isn't Stack Overflow - Let's Relax A Bit?

You ever do some innocuous, simple thing that resulted in a sermon of sorts pouring out of the person you were sitting next to? Ever get the feeling that they might have had something bottled up, and ...

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