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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Audio-Video Production 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 ...
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Audio Video Blog

StackExchange Blogs I think Audio-Video should get a blog, there are so many topics to blog about! How to be successful on YouTube Pro Tips How to podcasts I think you get the point. What do you ...
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Should we add the other professional A/V related diciplines to the site?

We currently cover Audio and Video, but this leaves out the somewhat closely related fields of Lighting and Stage Pyrotechnics. The argument for pyrotechnics might be harder to make, but lighting is ...
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Concerning questions who's answers all start with "I'm not a lawyer, but..."

There were a couple questions this week that sparked this post... https://video.stackexchange.com/q/8667/2569 https://video.stackexchange.com/q/8665/2569 A quick search reveals others... Who owns ...
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Where is the dividing line on repair questions?

We have the previous question Are equipment repair questions on-topic? which seems to have led to rather a stale mate as to if repair questions are even on topic at all (the majority of votes are that ...
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Sample-rate tag

I think this site would benefit from a sample-rate tag. I just started using it and posted a sample rate related question and couldn't find a fitting tag to use. Also I think there should be a tag-...
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Audio/Video Signal Questions, Are They On Topic?

I saw that What are or where to find SDI record start/stop ancillary packet specification for Sony, Red or Panasonic was deleted. I wonder if questions like this really should be on topic though. ...
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Let's get critical: May 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Audio-Video Production 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 ...
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Incorrect answers are being upvoted and accepted

Recently I've noticed that there are many answers which partially inaccurate and even just wrong. However these answers are being upvoted by people who probably not very familiar with the topic and ...
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What does it mean when a question is greyed out?

When I visit avp.stackexchange.com I see this question regarding LiVES software in the active list. However it is greyed out as shown in this image: What does that mean?
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Shall "my main amplifier is broken" be deleted?

My main amplifier was basically not worth repairing so the question about it can be deleted as far as I'm concerned. The question is not closed but it's not relevant. I don't think the question is ...
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Tag proposal: WhatIsThis

I've noticed that there is a trickle of questions on AVP where the asker is not sure what a thing is, or is used for, and asks for more information. The most recent example is this question about a ...
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Should we rename the Plugins tag?

Sorry, I'm new to SE, but I've noticed that the "Plugins" tag is defined with respect to DAWs, and does not include video applications (editing apps, compositing apps, 3d animation apps, etc) in its ...
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Are questions on audio monitoring/security systems for the home on-topic?

I'd like some advice on what direction to take for a noob with building a DIY system for Audio monitoring a home (Good quality audio, pickups in several rooms, 100% recording and ability to listen ...
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Where does filmmaking related questions belong?

We are launching an Filmmaking proposal (again). While there is an obvious overlapping of some issues, browsing AVP questions shows that some filmmaking issues remain untouched. And yet, I wonder ...
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Question regarding points system (move to meta)

I think that the points and badges system goes a bit out of the way. It's really hard to do anything when you're new. I cannot post to live chat because I require more rep as well. Is this so that ...
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Are prop creation technique related questions welcome here?

Creation of theatrical properties, or props, is important to movie making. Are questions related to them and how to create/maintain/dispose them on-topic here?
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Will recommendations remain after beta?

I love the site. I am curious, however, if "recommendations" will remain once the site moves out of beta. This seems to be a trend with SE websites; once the beta phase is over, "recommendations" ...
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Where's the search box?

I'm here on the mobile site via my phone, but can't find any manner of search box anywhere. I must be looking in Alderaan places. Is the search box stripped from the mobile site? Any ideas (besides ...
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Why are anonymous edits ever allowed?

Every single anonymous edit that I've reviewed has been obvious spam. Is there a good reason to allow anonymous edits, or can we turn this feature off?
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VTC on beta sites?

It would appear (though maybe I just can't see it) that there are exactly 4 people either voting to close, or reviewing close votes. Unless betas are different?, we're kind of stuck here no? Thoughts? ...
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Another [tag] ambiguity... tracking

Not very many questions tagged tracking at the moment, but they're basically split. We've got tracking as a likely synonym for audio-recording. And also tracking as in, "following the movement of" as ...
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would a custom privilege system be a good idea for the smaller beta sites like this one?

Since the beta sites have a much smaller user group then any of the major ones, would it be a good idea to have a more relaxed privilege system? Such that you gain privileges earlier when you reach ...
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Should we merge the [amp] and [amplifiers] tags and change the name to [amplifier]

I noticed that we have 2 tags for amplifier. I propose we rename the [amplifiers] tag to [amplifier] and merge in the [amp] tag. Update: I changed everything tagged [amp] to [amplifiers]. Still ...
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Will we ever be able to embed private soundcloud songs?

I think it would be really cool if we could embed private soundcloud songs. Soundcloud does give you the option to embed private songs and also gives you a "secret link" option. I didn't know this ...
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Site description has a typo when sharing a question on Facebook

It was brought up in our chatroom that when sharing a message on facebook, there's a missing space in the site description ("forengineers"): I don't believe I can edit this description as a mod. ...
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Should the built-in ability to embed YouTube and Soundcloud in your question/answer be part of the faq?

So, the ability to embed audio occurred to me almost instantly. I'm sure it did for most of you too. Looking back at an early meta post, it did then as well :) Only upon reading those old posts, ...
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Does the [live-mixing] refer to mixing in real time, e.g. DJing etc, or mixing for a live audience, e.g. FOH?

I started to write a tag wiki that would have defined it as the mixing for a live audience variety. Half way through, I realized that the tag itself is vague. Also there is a live tag (40+ atm) that ...
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Eliminate [sound] tag

At present there are two questions tagged [sound]. I cannot think of a question tagged [sound] that wouldn't be better served with a more descriptive [tag]. The two at present are here and there. ...
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Does the compression tag refer to dynamics processing or data reduction?

So when I was going updating the tag wikis for the tags without good descriptions, I noticed that the compression tag is used almost equally to refer to the dynamic compression of audio and to refer ...
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Can I change username?

Can I change the username I have all over StackExchange without re-registering? It seems like my question wasn't long enough... Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum ...
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Are questions about the business of AVP on topic here?

Since the sight is labeled Audio-Video production, one could make an argument that questions relating to the business side of fields like Audio Engineering and the more technical components of the ...
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Question not accepting edit

I am new to Audio Video Production Beta. After having posted my first question , I found something I wanted to change and thus went into edit mode. I added 6 characters to the first sentence, then ...
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Are questions about a specific mixer appropriate?

I have a specific question about how to use a specific mixer (Behringer X2442-USB) and how to set it up to get specific ins & outs I want. Is this an appropriate forum for that? If not, can you ...
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Deepening Engagement: A Call to Arms

In the last six months or so, we've noticed some, ah, troubling trends on this site. I'm here to see if maybe we can address some of them by having all of us come together as a community to make this ...
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Request for Vimeo embedding

I am wondering if we can add Vimeo embedding on this site. Since it is an Audio Video production site, it makes sense to have embedded videos. Since Youtube embedding is supported, can we add Vimeo ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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do I reward bounty if my question has not been answered satisfactualy

if I offer a bounty and my question has not been answered satsfactualy...what do I do? I have not found a good answer but if I let the bounty expire...isn't it lost for everyone? how does this work
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Should we allow things like "Thanks" and "Hope that Helps" inside questions and answers

I have been removing these types of things everywhere I have seen them because I think they get in the way of the primary purpose of this site: getting complete and accurate answers to questions. It ...
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Unsure about how to ask: How can I acoustically treat my attic?

I've been setting up the attic as a small home studio, and while the space isn't perfect, it's much better than the room I was recording in before. However, I'd like to gain some insight into how I ...
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Where can we advertise?

Since we never got an answer to this, I'm bringing it up as a separate question: This site needs more eyeballs, specifically ones that are qualified to answer questions here. (Our unanswered rate is ...
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Clarifying AVP versus DSP in the FAQ

It came up in conversation that the distinction is not entirely clear between DSP.Stackexchange, the site for technical DSP discussion, and AVP.Stackexchange, this site, which is focused on recording ...
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Shopping on Stackoverflow

I was just told that asking for headphone recommendations is not what AVP is for. I was unaware, and the faq did not tell me otherwise. Would it be possible to: Remove the [headphone-recommendation] ...
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Questions with audio from third-party sites

I've posted a couple of questions with embedded audio. Miking a djembe Recording in free time in a song with a click track I'm sure that, eventually, I'll need to reclaim space in my Soundcloud ...
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Should I migrate this question?

I recently asked this question on music.se and later realized that a similar question had already been asked here. The question here is a bit long-winded and has a broader focus, but the accepted ...
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Should discussion of distribution of audio/video be allowed?

This question got closed because it's off-topic, and I can see why, however, it got me thinking: In this day of new, do-it-yourself methods of distribution (such as SoundCloud and distributors like ...
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Why am I not able to upload images with my question and other formating which are there in other stackexchange sites like latex

I am not able to include(upload) images while asking questions why is this?
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How do I get these SoundCloud links to work?

Some of the players aren't showing up. Thoughts, suggestions? https://video.stackexchange.com/questions/2284/do-you-know-other-wave-equations/2328#2328
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Posting videos and asking for criticism

Would it be okay to post a video that I've made, asking for constructive criticism? I would like to know what I could have improved, what's good in the video, and an overall rating. Is that ok?
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Are non-production video and audio questions on topic here?

We've been getting a few questions lately that are audio and video related, but aren't primarily about audio and video production. I'm talking about questions like: What should I look for in good ...
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